The word whiskey comes from old Gaelic and means the breath of life, and that goes a long way toward explaining why we need to go get a refill now and then. This class is going to be a super overview of the wide world of whiskey comparing styles, ingredients, and origins.
We'll taste a range of delightful liquids from moonshine (called white or silver whiskey) and sourmash through rye, Irish whiskey, and a rare cask strength single malt Scotch. After class, we'll clear our palates and our heads with a dinner of American barbecue paired with Aussie Riesling and Bonarda from Argentina. Whiskey River, here we come!
TASTING MENU (tentative)
Innis & Gunn Scottish Cask Aged Beer | Bully Boy White Whiskey | Old Overholt Rye Whiskey | Four Roses Bourbon | Slane Castle Irish Whiskey | Gordon & McPhail Single Malt Scotch
DINNER MENU (tentative)
Blue Ribbon Barbecue | Barbecue chicken | Barbecue pork | Kansas City burnt ends | Rice & beans | Collard greens | Potato salad | Chocolate whiskey cake
Yalumba Riesling (Australia) | Tilia Bonarda (Argentina)