About this experience
This master class with whiskey expert Tracie Franklin can be a choose your own adventure to learn about the heart and spirit of the distillation you will soon intimately know and love. For this workshop you will take a deep dive into the history as well as latest developments of World Whiskies, or perhaps a focus on the Wild World of American Whiskey. Whether a Whiskey 101, or a more advanced whiskey journey, the session will be explored through a sensory experience to be able to fully experience the magic of whiskey tasting. Guests can also opt for inclusion of a whiskey or bourbon-based cocktail experience as a base for exploring the spirit.
For a full range world tasting, we can do the themed session: Whiskey History: A Global Perspective featuring Tennessee Whiskey, Scotch Blended whisky, French single malt and a Japanese Grain.
What to expect
You and Tracie Franklin will meet in your home (over video chat) to explore the world of whiskey together.
This experience can be customized to your tastes and preferences and is ideal whether you are new to the whiskey world and want to learn the fundamentals of whiskey appreciation, or an avid collector looking to delve deeper into your own collection.Private
This Delicious Experience is not a pre-recorded video, big Zoom gathering, or the kind of online course where your eyes glaze over; it is a one-of-a-kind private experience where you and Tracie Franklin will spend time together tasting, learning, sharing stories, and acquiring a deeper understanding and appreciation for whiskey.Customizable
After booking, you will communicate directly with Tracie Franklin to adapt the experience to your tastes, interests, and whiskey collection.Virtual
Prior to your online whiskey class we will provide you with a Zoom link and any assistance you may need to connect to the experience from your laptop, tablet, or phone.
Connect up to 2 screens to share the experience with friends or family. Contact us for discounted rates on additional screens.
Meet Tracie Franklin
Tracie Franklin is a hospitality and whiskey professional who uses spirits to bring joy to the world. She started in hospitality at a young age but her passion to perform took her around the world before settling in NYC to pursue her Broadway dreams. During her years in New York, she led beer education at a local brewery, studied classic cocktails at craft bars, and refined her hospitality skills bartending at award winning restaurants. The one constant when on tour and in the city, was whiskey. The range of flavors, techniques, and stories in the category became an obsession. She pursued every opportunity to study with legendary distillers, master blenders, brand ambassadors, spirit authors, and whisk(e)y experts from around the world. Using her growing spirits knowledge, she represented brands like Angel’s Envy, Ardbeg, and Glenmorangie in New York and Florida. After recognizing the lack of diversity in the whiskey category, she co-founded a whiskey marketing company called Whersky which created inclusive and educational events for ALL whiskey drinkers. Through their events, articles, and social media presence, Whersky built a community of informed and passionate whiskey drinkers. They produced events for Hudson whiskey, Tullamore DEW, George Dickel, Johnnie Walker, WhistlePig and more. The company's success led to high profile opportunities in the industry including being hired by Glenfiddich as their National Ambassador. With Glenfiddich, Tracie was able to integrate her focus on inclusivity, education, and entertainment with one of the world’s most respected brands. She traveled the United States sharing whisky history, traditions, and innovation with beginner and connoisseur imbibers. She was a guest on the Today Show, featured in Forbes magazine, and in 2020, she won the US Scotch Whisky ambassador of the year award from Whisky Magazine. She recently stepped away from Glenfiddich to pursue a new and challenging opportunity in the American whiskey industry. Follow Tracie's spirited whiskey adventures at @spirited_tracie on Instagram.