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Virtual blind whiskey tasting experience

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join OSULA and This Blog’s NEAT to learn all about whiskey!

Host Robyn Smith of ThisBlogsNEAT.com – a popular Hermosa Beach-based blog and club for the whiskey curious – will walk us through the history of whiskey making and a private, virtual blind tasting of three (3) whiskeys.

Smith puts together the whiskey samples, delivers the packages to all Los Angeles area participants and guides everyone through a 60-90 minute tasting event. A major emphasis of the tasting event is on whiskey education where participants will learn the history of what whiskey actually is and how it is made.

That information is tied into what each participant is actually tasting in their glass. Most importantly, Smith says the best way to unlock and develop your palate is by tasting blind, so the whiskey tastings are blind!

This event will also feature the official announcement of the winner of OSULA’s March Madness Bracket Challenge.  The Winner receives 50 percent of the private group’s proceeds while the other half goes to the OSULA general fund.

How it works

For $60, paid via Venmo, a flight of three different whiskeys will be delivered to each participant to give them a chance to explore a broad range of whiskeys. Whiskeys range from whiskey beginners to regular whiskey drinkers.

Tasting package
Prior to the tasting, each participant will receive their tasting package, which includes:
• 2-ounce samples of the 3 different whiskeys
• A Glencairn tasting glass
• Informational tasting sheet
• Bottle neck tags (which are helpful for labeling leftovers)
• Stickers and a pen

Zoom link
Participants will receive an invitation to the Zoom session via email on the day of the event, Thursday, April 8.

Order process and deadline

All participants MUST pay for their Whiskey Tasting Package in advance via the Venmo app or Venmo.com through event host Robyn Smith.

Sign up is required through her website at https://www.thisblogsneat.com/osula-tasting

All interested participants MUST sign up by Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. PDT so whiskey samples can be packaged and delivered in plenty of time for the April 8 blind tasting event.


Direct questions to Robyn Smith at robyn@thisblogsneat.com or OSULA at LAClub@osu.edu.

Important reminders

*Order by Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. PDT
**This event is limited to residents within the Los Angeles area.
*** Once you receive your whiskey, DO NOT DRINK until the event April 8, 6:30-8 p.m. PDT!


April 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm