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When it comes to picking a good whiskey, there isn’t a one size fits all approach. While some may argue that only the finest, oldest single malts are the way to go, others will argue that nothing beats a tried and tested blend by a big brand. In the hospitality industry, it all comes down to what you’re trying to achieve and what the customer wants!

In this online lesson, bartender and beverage director Dustin Haarstad helps you navigate the complicated world of whiskey brands.

What you'll learn in The most popular whiskey brands lesson

  • The differences between big brand whiskeys and products from craft distilleries
  • Which brands are best suited for straight sipping, mixing, and cocktails
  • Which brands are the most affordable to stock behind the bar

Who the Whiskey basics course is for

Servers and bartenders, delve into the wonderful world of whiskey and up your dram game with help from the experts!


Dustin Haarstad

Dustin Haarstad is a bartender and beverage director at the acclaimed whiskey bar Canon, and the founder of cocktail consulting company Blind Tiger Cocktail Co.

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