1621 Staff Quiz
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1621 Whisky Hours is our latest addition to the Clubhouse Bar. The concept is simple – a rotating selection of higher-end whiskies with incredible pricing between 4pm and 9pm every day.
Please use this staff instructions document and this information page to answer the following questions about 1621.
There are also some general whisky questions at the end of the quiz. Feel free to use the internet if you wish, but also don’t worry about getting these ones wrong – it’s mainly just to gauge how knowledgable our staff are. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Question 1 of 16
What hours are 1621 special whisky prices available?Correct
Well done! It’s all in the name – 16:00 (4pm) to 21:00 (9pm)… 16-21!Incorrect
Not quite – Just remember, it’s all in the name – 16:00 (4pm) to 21:00 (9pm)… 16-21!
Question 2 of 16
What’s the name of our liquor store’s free to join whisky club?Correct
It certainly is! And remember, you can join for free at dramassociation.com – and staff can even attend masterclasses for free if there is space!Incorrect
Not quite – if you want to learn more go to dramassociation.com – you can join for free and staff can also attend masterclasses for free if there is space!
Question 3 of 16
How many whiskies are on offer at 1621?Correct
Yup, 16 – you got it!Incorrect
Nope, we’re starting off with 16 whiskies on offer.
Question 4 of 16
Glencairn Glasses are the special whisky glasses we use and are available to purchase at the liquor store. But how should they be washed?Correct
Indeed! That’s perfect. Be sure to let them dry a little before putting them back on the shelves though.Incorrect
Nope, wash as normal, rinse after and check for lip marks. Be sure to let them dry a little before putting them back on the shelves too.
Question 5 of 16
What do you need to remember to do when you open a new bottle?Correct
Yup, try to catch all of them and then put the spare pages in the right-hand cupboard. And NEVER use a speed spout!Incorrect
Nope, we just need to keep the menu updated. Try to catch all of them and then put the spare pages in the right-hand cupboard. And NEVER use a speed spout!
Question 6 of 16
How do you pour the whiskies?Correct
Simple as that.Incorrect
Nope, just use a one-ounce measure and be careful not to spill any.
Question 7 of 16
What do you do when a bottle has less than an ounce?Correct
Indeed, we can’t ever serve less than an ounce – and the last bit may come in useful later if we get another of that bottle.Incorrect
No, we can’t serve less than an ounce, and the last bit may come in useful later if we get another of that bottle.
Question 8 of 16
If a customer doesn’t specify, how should the whisky be served?Correct
Exactly – and if they decide they want it anther way, then it’s an easy fix!Incorrect
No, in a Glencairn with no ice – and if they decide they want it another way, then it’s an easy fix!
Question 9 of 16
What order are the pages in the menu?Correct
Alphabetically, easy peasy.Incorrect
Nope, keep it simple – alphabetically.
Question 10 of 16
When is it appropriate to give a free whisky to a customer?Correct
Correct – these are too costly to be giving away!Incorrect
No, never. Never ever ever.
Question 11 of 16
Whisky must be made with a spirit distilled from…Correct
Yup, the grain is the key!Incorrect
Nope, it must be grain, and any grain will do!
Question 12 of 16
What is Scotch?Correct
Whisky made in Scotland, simple as that.Incorrect
Nope, it’s just whisky made in Scotland, simple as that.
Question 13 of 16
Whisky must be matured in…Correct
Oak casks are the key to whiskies flavour and ‘smoothness’.Incorrect
Oak casks are the key to whiskies flavour and ‘smoothness’.
Question 14 of 16
Although whisky is made all around the world, the five most prominent whisky making nations are Scotland, Ireland, Canada, America and…Correct
Japan is correct – they’ve been making whisky for almost 100 years, and it’s some of the best in the world.Incorrect
It’s actually Japan – they’ve been making whisky for almost 100 years, and it’s some of the best in the world.
Question 15 of 16
What does single malt mean?Correct
Simple right? And if it’s not from just one distillery, it’s called blended!Incorrect
No, it’s actually just a whisky made from only malted barley and from only one distillery (as opposed to a blend which is from multiple).
Question 16 of 16
What does it mean when a whisky is peated?Correct
Smokey earthy flavours come from the barley being smoke-dried with natural peat – which is basically flammable mud.Incorrect
Smokey earthy flavours come from the barley being smoke-dried with natural peat – which is basically flammable mud.