Alan Anderson: Whisky For Dafties

Whisky for Dafties is a mostly derisive overview of Scotch whisky history and appreciation from whisky-swigging Scottish stand up Alan Anderson, complete with whisky tasting, nonsensical whisky describing and a fair amount of shouting about whisky.

Alan Anderson concocts a witty mockery of whisky tasting snobbery and manages to fit a fair amount of crude and inventive humour into the mix.

See, it’s all about how old and big the barrel is, and how long the whisky’s been in there that makes each whisky slightly different and, of course, whether it’s a single malt or a blended whisky. Or something like that. By the end of the night you’ll likely have consumed a good amount of neat whisky and anything you might have gleaned from the irreverent show (which also gives a brief alternative and impertinent history to beer and vodka), will most likely have left your head just as your urine needs to leave your bladder. That’s especially if you’ve been picked to be one of the tasters; everyone gets some tastes, but some people are chosen to try additional whiskies during the show and if you’re one of them, then good luck, because you’ll be in for it.

What you’ll most likely take away from Alan Anderson: Whisky for Dafties is that whisky smells (especially if it has landed on you), that there might be the odd bit of faecal matter in your bottle of whisky from the barrel wood that some animal has likely used as its toilet and that you should NEVER, EVER describe whisky as smelling or tasting like Christmas cake!

Alan Anderson concocts a witty mockery of whisky tasting snobbery and manages to fit a fair amount of crude and inventive humour into the mix. He does a good job of getting the audience involved and includes nearly everyone, especially if you’re not afraid of being a bit vocal. It runs a little long at well over an hour, but then at £15 a ticket you’d want to get your money’s worth.

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Globetrotting, five-star sell-out comedy whisky show. Six whiskies to be tasted, many laughs to be had. Sample malty, peaty beverages whilst Alan explains the history, methodology and lore of this great drink. 'Side-splittingly hilarious… irreverent, just what whisky needs' (Dominic Roskrow, World Whisky Review). 'Mercifully, Anderson isn’t just some Scotsman who wants to get drunk with you, he’s a passionate whisky enthusiast who absolutely needs his audience to learn about the magical amber liquid... A hilarious hour of educational drinking.’ **** (Adelaide Advertiser). 'very funny, genuinely informative show **** (Three Weeks). 'Humorous lecture... hilarious' (Chortle).

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