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I posted that I was going to attend the Johnnie Walker Tasting "Experience" in NYC. I am posting this as a review of the event, as we all know JW is all about blends (and do SO well!), but the event is free and was very interesting and informative. The best thing about JW, firstly blended so well, secondly can be found just about anywhere, and thirdly affordable. The event had Red, Black, Gold, Green, and Blue in small glasses (like a Dixie Cup)perfect for those just starting out with whisky tasting, as they went through them with noting color, scent, taste with & without water. (Also there was the strawberry dipped in black pepper shenanigans, which I did not take part in.) I took someone with me who had never had more than one sip of my whisky prior to the event, and he thought that was interesting, and found a few to be pretty good; but he said he'll stick to Pino Grigio!!! Ick. If a chance to go to this event comes up, don't be a scotch snob --- jump in with an open mind and try not to spit the Red on the floor! Taking away from this: a Striding Man pin; although I have tried all the JW's, I might drink the Green and Gold again if offered where there are no single malts on the shelf; an interesting story or two; and, there was some good people watching!