whisky tasting: discovering unique and single cask whiskies with john rhodes + caskells

Thursday, April 29th 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Whisky Tasting: Discovering Unique and Single Cask Whiskies with John Rhodes + Caskells 

Date:April 29th, 2021 (Thur)
Time:7:00 - 9:00pm
Venue:Caskells Whisky & Fine Spirits
Basement Arcade, 
The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, 
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Event Fee:
Guest of Lifetime/Patron Members:HKD950

RSVPs required as seats are limited. Registration confirmed only upon payment. Please click "Register Now" below to reserve your seat(s)!


Event Description:

Join us for an exciting evening sampling and learning about a unique range of Scottish and Japanese whiskies at Caskells Whisky & Fine Spirits. John Rhodes, the founder and owner of Caskells, will lead us through a tasting of five premium whiskies, many of which are single malt or single cask. We'll be focusing on the products of independent bottlers - smaller niche producers who've created complex and sophisticated whiskies that may be overlooked against larger well-known brands. In addition to learning about each bottler, John will help us understand key terminology, how to identify the features of different whiskies, and the range of possible flavour profiles. We'll enjoy all of this together in Caskells' new location in the basement arcade of The Peninsula! This exclusive event is perfect for both beginners interested in learning the basics and whisky lovers!

This is a small, exclusive event, and there will be plenty of each type of whisky for all. Water, snacks, and unique Scottish cheeses will be served alongside the whiskies.

John Rhodes - Bio

John Rhodes is a Scotsman in Hong Kong having lived here for more than 30 years. He is currently the agent for the Glencairn Whisky Glass, Scotland's only Official Whisky Glass. He has been trained by the Aroma Academy which specialises in the aromas of whisky and teaching people how to identify the key aromas in any whisky as well as to appreciate this most complex of spirits.

John is a co-founder of the HK Whisky Festival which had its inaugural event in February 2016. The HKWF has gone from strength to strength always with the focus of education and experience as the main ingredient for the event. The second festival in 2017 established it as having the deepest quality and
range of whisky in show in Hong Kong whilst the 2018 show set its place as the premier whisky event in the city.

He regularly holds tasting events (private and corporate) and loves to create unique themes and experiences as well as pairing whisky with all types of foods.

John is also an importer of single cask whiskies from Scotland into Hong Kong focusing on whiskies with character. He owns and operates specialist whisky shops in Hong Kong with a particular focus being single malts and single cask bottlings from key Independent Bottlers.



HK$750 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$750 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$950 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Friday, April 16th 2021

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Monday, April 19th 2021

(Prospect/Guest) : Tuesday, April 20th 2021

Sign Up Deadline

Monday, April 26th 2021

Time & Location

7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Caskells Whisky & Fine Spirits, Basement Arcade, The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Contact Info

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