Masterclasses & Special Events

Following Seattle World Whisky Day will be a week-long celebration leading up to World Whisky Day May 21st including whisky masterclasses and special events.

Tuesday, 5/17, 12-5pm
James Bay Distillers – International Whisky Tasting


Featuring an in-depth discussion of the James Bay Distillers’ Canadian and Scotch whiskies. Learn about whisky mash bills, aging, finishing and blending – and how James Bay obtained permits from the Queen of England to blend and bottle scotch whiskies at Paine Field!

Tuesday, 5/17, 7-8:30pm
Scratch Distillery – Tour & Tasting


A limited number of individuals will enjoy a free tour and tasting at Scratch Distillery. Independently owned and operated, Scratch Distillery is focused on perfecting small batches. We take an artisanal approach in selecting the very best organic and non-GMO products, as well as botanicals sourced from all over the world, to create spirits that are smooth, complex, and delightful to the palate.

Wed-Fri, 5/18-20, 12-3pm
Whidbey Island Distillery – Tour & Limited Release Tasting


Behind the scenes distillery tour and limited release Whiskey tasting. You will get an inside look at our local grains, mashing, distilling, aging, and a complimentary tasting including our limited release of our Double- Oak Aged Bunker Rye Port Finish.

Friday, 5/20, 2-5pm
Whiskey Blending Workshop at Copperworks – Create and bottle your own Single Malt Whiskey


Join the Copperworks team for a fun and tasty workshop that’s all about American Single Malt Whiskey. You’ll gather with a small group of whiskey lovers to sample a variety of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskeys straight from the cask and then you’ll blend your own custom American Single Malt Whiskey from the casks you choose. You’ll leave with a lot of whiskey-making knowledge and your own American Single Malt Whiskey, personally designed and bottled by you!

Saturday, 5/21, 4-5:30pm
Chambers Bay Distillery – Bourbon Masterclass: The Rules, Process & History


Taste various bourbons while learning about bourbon production techniques & rules, and a bit of bourbon history from the owners of Chambers Bay Distillery.