It is fair to say that there are a fair few whisky brands out there, and let’s be honest, it can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. That’s where Waitrose’s ‘Discover Whisky’ classes come in (or at least, they hope).
Andrew Riding, Drinks Experience Manager at Waitrose & Partners said the experience had been started "because there is so much to learn about whisky".
"Whisky isn't just a winter drink to be sipped neat and our experts will show guests just how flexible the spirit can be," he said.
"It's a really fun experience for a group of friends or family to get together and enjoy and would make a really thoughtful gift for someone who loves whisky."
So, while the price is a little eye-watering, split between friends maybe it’s not so bad (I mean, still not cheap - but better). And, it would make a pretty decent birthday present for the whisky-drinker in the family.
- Fancy a getting a head start? Check out our list of 2019’s best whiskey