This whiskey class will feature a “horizontal tasting” that will guide you through a spirit’s journey ranging through Bourbon, Rye whiskey, Scotch whiskey, and Irish whiskey.

Be prepared to experience whiskies you won’t find elsewhere. Snifters’ proprietor, Joe Petro, will present a tutorial that will make you an authority in whiskey history/geography, varieties, ingredients, barreling, aging, and how adding a just touch of water can “open up” the depth of aromas. 

Shorter daylight hours during winter can trigger the onset of “Seasonal Affect Disorder” (aka SAD). What better way to uplift your mood, than a whiskey-tasking experience with your friends? With the Chesapeake Bay unleashing freezing temperatures and torrents of harsh winds, the soothing warmth of whiskey can make life feel good.

Feedback from past classes with Joe:

“The wine tasting was delightful in every way. Not only did we sample six quality wines, Snifter’s owner, Joe Petro, provided excellent descriptions of the various wines and the regions that produced them. It was a perfect opportunity to meet new members of our community as well as reuniting in person with many Chesapeake Forum members. We encourage the Forum to provide more wine tastings in the future and bravo to Snifters!”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Fascinating to compare pinot noir from other countries … learned more about this particular grape.”

“What a fun and interesting afternoon! Joe did a fabulous job of explaining everything and the wines were great.”

IN-PERSON at Snifters at 219 Marlboro Ave #52a, Easton, MD 21601

1 Session |Thursday | Feb 10 | 4:30-6pm | $30  

Joe Petro

Joe Petro has been the proprietor of “Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits” since 2004. In 2018, he opened his companion venture, “Snifter’s Bistro,” in the adjacent retail space. Both establishments are built on Joe’s customer-focused philosophy: to provide an alluringly uncommon experience. Joe’s loyal customers often seek a unique beverage ‘adventure’ satisfied by concierge-like service that’s the soul of his business. During the past year, Snifter’s has become a gathering place for fine wines, craft beers, and small-plate dining. Joe has been an active member of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s commission to reform Maryland’s restrictive beer and spirits laws. Early in his career as a CPA, Mr. Petro was Controller at Easton Utilities and Celeste Industries. His lengthy list of contributions to our community include treasurer for non-profit Kidworks Learning Center and President of Talbot Humane Society.

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