Acquainting the palate with a range of spirits increases the ability to discern subtle elements, such as citrus, nutmeg, and terrifying hovering phantasms. Make spirits less scary with today’s Groupon: for $225, you get an in-home spirits tasting for up to 10 people from Raise Your Spirits (a $450 value).
Raise Your Spirits hosts classy spirit-tasting soirees in homes, offices, and art galleries. A master of spirits will arrive at your chosen location laden with liquid treasure for the tasting pleasure of assembled adult-drink enthusiasts, their palates weary of blended batches of tax forms and newspapers. Three bottles of spirits chosen in advance, including fine bourbons, scotches, tequilas, gins, brandies, or others, offer up their secrets to sippers as the eminently knowledgeable host provides a contextual grounding. Newly perceptive guests leave armed with insights enabling them to fully savor complicated artisan spirits and identify nuance in vintage Kool-Aid packets.