The Story of Whisk(e)y is now LIVE!!!!!


In this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, whiskey educator and consultant Robin Robinson takes us through the entire story of whiskey in one rapid-fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, the role of the monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies. 

From grains to glasses, Ireland to Scotland, Kyoto to Kentucky, Ontario to Bangalore and out to the rest of the world, whiskey is more than the sum of its parts and Robinson dares you to come along for the ride of your life.  Hold on to your (gl)asses!

“Robin has a truly natural joie de vivre which instantly makes people feel they are part of something very special. His warmth, passion, and self-deprecating sense of humor combined with a world class knowledge of whiskey history make his presentation something truly out of the ordinary.”
— Attendee at "The Story of Whiskey" in Brooklyn, NY


The Story of Whiskey makes you fly! Join us in Pensacola, FL on May 5 for “Whiskey for Wings” with proceeds going to the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. For tickets:

The Story of Whiskey (plus food): Join us for the weekend of June 7,8,9 in Dallas, TX. Three shows (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) plus special food pairing sessions with local chefs.

The Story of Whiskey makes its Los Angeles debut Join us at the beautiful majestic theatre in downtown LA for WhiskeyLive/LA: Thursday, October 25 at 8:00pm! 

The Story of Whiskey is back in Atlanta for World of Whiskies: Friday, November 2 at the Intercontinental in Buckhead. For more info and tickets:

Meet the Sponsors of "The Story of Whiskey": 

At the Independent Ice Co, in Portland, ME.  Special thanks to Michael Meir of  Man and Oak

At the Independent Ice Co, in Portland, ME.

Special thanks to Michael Meir of Man and Oak

What is Whiskey-tainment?

Let’s face it, we're not solving the big issues of our time here.  
We're drinking whiskey.
And it should be fun.

But so should learning about whiskey: Bourbon, Japanese, Scotch, Irish, world whiskies, craft whiskies.  The whole deal, no matter from where and when.

Whiskey-Tainment! is focused on having a good time: 

  • Private events

  • Corporate events

  • Charity events

  • Golf outings

  • Sales trainings and team acknowledgements

  • Client retention and acquisition events

  • Curating your private whiskey collections or bar inventory

Now in its 10th Year!

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I show up at 4:28 to help Annie Edgerton, the WineMinx, take a whisky break

Robin is a force of nature. I am confident there is no other person on earth with anything close to his combination of whisky knowledge, infectious energy and rapier-like wit!
— John Glaser, Founder. Compass Box Whisky Co.

After Hurricane Sandy devastated the areas around New York and New Jersey, I called out to all the other whiskey purveyors doing business in the New York area and in 3 weeks, organized the Whiskey Auction.  We raised over $19,000 in one night: 

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Then there was that time when John Glaser from Compass Box wanted to set something on fire to celebrate the launch of  his new whisky, Flaming Heart.  So we did...

Robin Robinson presented an interactive and highly entertaining seminar to our clients!   I also was impressed by his attention to detail.  He went above and beyond by helping us with customized place mats, rental and refreshment suggestions.  He helped us transform our conference room into a proper class room.  Client feedback has been extremely positive.  We would look to work with him on future client events. 
Director of Marketing, wealth management firm, New Jersey

After hundreds of whiskey festivals and pouring thousands of samples, you can get a little frazzled by the general public. So I created this cartoon to blow off a little steam…

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Robin was an outstanding host for the tasting. He was informative, enlightening, and knowledgeable. His skills as a presenter are top rate. At the end of the hour, one of the bagpipers stood up in full regalia and told Robin that of all of the tastings done at Mohonk House (from very popular names) he was by far the best.
Attendee at “Scottish Weekend”, Mohonk Mountain House, New York

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