I suggest for novices, never attempt ALL regions in one evening; and definitely graduate to the ISLAYS over time; not that evening. Four malts for a first event is a good start. Purchase 70% plus Cacao chocolate to cleanse the pallet between expressions. If anyone would like more info on conducting tastings, please feel free to call or email me. I will be glad to give you FREE consultation. Visit my website for the email address and / or telephone number.