Dr Inkwell's Game Show: IS IT WHISKEY?!

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Dr Inkwell's Game Show: IS IT WHISKEY?!

At this swanky Jack London Square venue, you'll blind taste six spirits in a game show format and take your guess: Is it whiskey?

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Overland Station 101 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Looking for a fun experience? Want to give an interactive gift for Valentine's Day? Look no further than Dr Inkwell’s Game Show: Is. It. Whiskey??!

A ‘Gamephreaks’ Event

At this in-person gameshow-style event, you’ll blind taste six different spirits and decide: Is it whiskey? After a brief introduction from Dr Inkwell to cover the origin and definition of whiskey, you’ll get your first taste. What do you think? Does it fit the definition? Is it whiskey or some other spirit? The audience will voice their opinion but one person may be called up to the podium and asked about what they’re tasting. Are they able to guess correctly or are they a weak link? Is it a match? Will there be a feud? Who wants to taste a whiskey?!

After each taste, the answer will be revealed and details about the spirit will be provided. What kind of scotch, region, or blend was it? If it wasn’t whiskey, what was it and why might you have gotten it wrong? You’ll learn how to taste, discern flavors, understand the elements of whiskey, and be entertained along the way.

The game show starts promptly at 4:15pm, so arrive on time!

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Mysterious Cocktail Bar

After the game show and tasting, the cocktail bar opens! Dr Inkwell has formulated some delicious cocktails from the mystery ingredients in the tasting. Your admission includes a drink ticket to enjoy during the social event mixer afterwards (additional drinks available for an additional charge). Compare notes with your neighbors and friends. Did you get them all correct? Which was your favorite? And how does the cocktail change the flavors of that spirit you loved (or hated)?

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Hot Pizza

Our partner Citizen Pizza will be on hand to fire off your personal pizza. Started by Chef Jeffrey Amber (Chow, Mixt, BiRite), Citizen Pizza introduces some of the most innovative pizza concepts in the Bay Area, keeping it seasonal, and handcrafting one pie at a time. Check out Citizen Pizza on Instagram @citizenpizzaco.

  • One personal pan pizza is included in your ticket price!
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Dr Inkwell has been the guest speaker at the Exploratorium’s Science of Cocktails, the Spirits and Cocktails segment host on local TV show CHNnow, and runs the Boozephreaks YouTube channel. He’s excited to share his passion for the science, history and craft of making incredible cocktails, as his motto states: “I don’t want you to drink more, I want you to drink well.”

This event is open to ages 21+. You may be required to show ID for entry.

By purchasing a ticket, you verify that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. Proof of vaccination may be requested at the event. Overland Station reserves the right to reschedule this event for any reason. In the event of this, notice will be given within 7 days of the event. Tickets will be fully refunded and will have to be repurchased for the new date.

This event is perfect for those who want a fun in-person experience, as a special event, a gift, a date, or simply for those who want to learn more about cocktails. Book now to secure your place!