Train your palate at a spirit tasting class
The days of shooting Fireball are in your past (hopefully), so you deserve to elevate your palate to match your grown-up drink preferences. Downtown whiskey bar Seven Grand and agave-focused sister bar Las Perlas, just next door, both offer educational talks and tastings for $25 per person. At both Whiskey Society and Mezcal Collective events, you’ll get a deep dive into the history, the makers, production process, and most importantly, the flavors of the two spirits. Mezcal 101 and Mezcal 201 are fun, educational mezcal tasting events held in East Austin with spirits podcast host/distiller Mike Groener and mezcal expert/bartender Leslie Urbina-Cobos. You’ll explore the mystical Mexican spirit through tastings from different regions with two mezcal-obsessed industry cool kids. As a bonus, everyone gets to take home a veladora, which is a special glass for sipping mezcales.