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American Whiskey Educational Class
October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$55
American Whiskey will be the focus of a spirited educational event from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 28, 2017. Led by Amy Eldredge, the afternoon will focus on various American Whiskeys including production, history and tasting notes. The event will feature two classic American Whiskey-based cocktails and six tastings, all paired with Chef Alan Brines’ award-winning bites from Current Fish & Oyster. Cost to attend is $55. RSVP by calling 801-574-2556 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests will begin with a classic Manhattan with Rittenhouse Rye, Dolin sweet vermouth and Angostura Bitters. Then they will explore nuances of American Whiskeys including: Breuklelen 77 (Brooklyn, NY); Corsair Triple Smoke (Nashville, TN); High West Silver Oat (Park City, UT); Johnny Drum (Bardstown, KY); Pikesville Rye (Scott’s Level, MD); and Eagle Rare Single Barrel (Frankfort, KY). To close out the event another classic cocktail, an Old Fashioned, with Buffalo Trace bourbon, raw sugar, Angostura Bitters and an orange twist will be served.
“American Whiskeys are a major backbone in the spirit industry, not just limited to the U.S. but all over the world. We are now seeing not only your bourbons and ryes, but some interesting blends of millet, quinoa, corn, and wheat to name a few, being produced all over America. We are excited to share some of these unique blends that are carried at Under Current,” said Eldredge. “What I love about American Whiskey is the versatility in cocktails, and the various nuanced flavors that come out in your classic whiskey cocktails, depending on variations. Take your classic Manhattan for example-no two versions are alike using different American Whiskeys paired with an assortment of vermouth and craft bitters, so it’s really fun to mix with.”
In 1710 Scottish and Irish immigrants brought Whiskey to America. Our founding president George Washington began a Whiskey distillery in 1798 in Mt. Vernon. After a century of everything from Prohibition to vodka population, American Whiskey is now at an all-time high, with a great demand largely due to the craft cocktail resurgence.
American Whiskey is a distilled beverage produced in the United States from a fermented mash of cereal grain. Among the types included under this designation are bourbon Whiskey, rye Whiskey, rye malt Whiskey, malt Whiskey, wheat Whiskey and corn Whiskey. All of these are made from mashes with at least 51 percent of their named grains.