Master of Rye - Rossville Union European Launch, Tasting and Masterclass with Ian Stirsman at Block Soho

  • Block Soho


  • Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink and Live Music
  • Free
  • Soho
  • Live Music and Rhythm and Blues
  • Over 18
  • Thu, 23rd Mar 2023 @ 18:00 - 23:00
  • 18:00 - 23:00

London – are you ‘rye-dy’ to try brand-new American Whiskeys?

The UK capital is chosen as the location for the European launch of two rye whiskeys

Free entry, tasting and masterclass with Master Distiller at Block Soho

Free canapés and live music from bluegrass Americana band, The Hackney Hill-Pickers

As London’s love of American whiskey continues to grow, the capital is the preferred locale for legendary Indiana-based Ross & Squibb Distillery to launch two brand-new Rye Whiskeys – just in time for International Whiskey Day on March 27th.

These remarkable ryes don’t go on sale in the UK until June - so Ross & Squibb is giving the city’s whiskey fans the chance to be amongst the very first outside of the United States to experience them.

Even better, Ross & Squibb’s first-ever Master Distiller, Ian Stirsman, will be hosting a free tasting and masterclass at this very special event - sharing his experience and expertise in distilling, ageing, and blending. It will take place at Block Soho, from 6.30pm, for one hour, before free canapés are served and live music begins - courtesy of the popular east London-based bluegrass Americana band, The Hackney Hill-Pickers.

Making its UK debut will be Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey which, aged for five years, delivers a smooth, slightly smoky taste and a spicy robust finish with a hint of cherry. And alongside it is the distillery’s bold Barrel Proof variant, with its spicy caramel taste and balanced smoky finish. 

Ross & Squibb selects only the best barrels of seven-year-old whiskey to create this ultimate full-bodied spirit, which is sure to be a hit with those who savour a high-rye taste.




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Rossville Union European launch

 Tasting and masterclass with Master Distiller Ian Stirsman

18:00 - 23:00 Free admission



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