I joined a group in Westport Whiskey & Wine’s beautiful tasting room last night for a demonstration on making three different versions of the Old Fashioned cocktail with Maker’s Mark. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was a very interesting and enjoyable evening. The evening was one of the many events and demonstrations set up in their tasting room by store manager Emily Meadows. Tickets were $25 and quickly sold out in advance. Co-owner Richard Splan started the evening off with an introduction and offered discounted purchases in the store afterwards.
April showers might drive you inside, but there’s plenty to do and taste at Westport Whiskey & Wine this month. Tastings from breweries and distilleries or classes provide an enjoyable refuge from the rain as you learn something new for prices ranging from $5 to $25. I’ll be learning to make the perfect Old Fashioned on April 11 with Maker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat Thomas Bolton , and you’re welcome to join me.
Tonight, Wednesday, April 4, 6 to 9 PM. is Bar Night. They will have special cocktails, discounts on flights, Conundrum wine by-the-glass and special beers. The rest of the month features special tastings and classes. Some require reservations, which can be made at Continue reading for April’s schedule. Continue reading April Showers Bring Tasting Hours: Whiskeys, Wines and Beers! Oh My!
New Years Eve is a party time for everyone–except those poor restaurant industry workers who will be serving. So tip like you are Sinatra (I think that means tip big; I would hate to think that Ol’ Blue Eyes was a skinflint.) Here are some restaurant celebrations we have heard about. The list is long, we have undoubtedly left someone out (for which we apologize), and be sure to check through to the end for a couple of suggestions of where to wind down on Jan. 1. Continue reading New Year’s Eve at local restaurants