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July, 2014
31 Thu 8pm - 10pm Drink like a Dictator
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Drink like a Dictator

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 8pm - 10pm

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Have you ever wondered what whiskey could taste like if money or laws were no obstacle? If the world was at your feet, what dram would be in your hand?

After years of painstaking investigative research, the Irish Whiskey Society's Jim Clarke finally presents his definitive guide on how to drink like a dictator.

Whiskey isn't merely the drink of kings. It's also the go-to tipple for emperors, presidents, prime ministers, potentates, despots, dictators and tyrants. Wars (and peace) have been built while imbibing, and in this utterly unique tasting, we will present some of the much sought-after special drams which have fueled democratic leaders and despots alike.

Shaking up a cocktail of comedy, whiskey, politics and history, Jim will take us into the drinks cabinets of some of the most notorious political movers and shakers, unveiling the whiskeys they reached for when making the decisions that shaped our world.

We have spent months tracking down these almost impossible-to-find whiskeys for this entertaining and light-hearted tasting. This is your chance to try the blend one dictator bought by the planeload and the single malt which won World War II, among other choice drams. From presidential potstills to magisterial malts, this entertaining tasting comprises an eclectic and rare range of the whiskeys beloved by world leaders.

And there will be prizes on the night for those who can match the dictator to their favourite dram!

We can't help you take over your own small country, but for one night only, you can learn how to drink whiskey as if you ruled the world.