On Saturday, March 21st, we teamed up with Messrs. R/R and Heaven Hill Distilleries to host our first ever Dram Shop whiskey tasting. We’re happy to report that the night was a big success, and we thank the many of you who participated!
Upon checking into Dram Shop, guests were greeted with a Larceny key chain and a pickleback (one whiskey and one pickle juice shot). For the first hour and a half, Messrs. treated everyone to their own, homemade Old Fashioned cocktail as Decoteau set the tone with her sultry sounds from behind the DJ table. Guests socialized as they sipped their drinks, but the night was just beginning.
The bulk of the evening centered around a specific tasting and explanation of five different whiskeys: Larceny, Elijah Craig 12 Year, Henry McKenna Single Barrel, Evan Williams 1783 and Rittenhouse Straight Rye. Messrs. led the group in a discussion surrounding the history of whiskey, as well as the practicalities and nuances of each of the samples. Once the explanation and question time was complete for each whiskey, guests were free to partake and socialize as music played. Many took this time to discuss their particular favorites from the sampling. We closed out the night by offering cigar cutters to the guests in attendance, and we capped it all off by giving away a bottle of Elijah Craig 12 Year to a selected guest if she were able to guess the brand of a random sampling correctly. She was a little off, but we didn’t hold it against her. She went home with the bottle anyway.
The event was such a success, we have no choice but to hold another Dram Shop in the not too distant future. Stay tuned for details! And thanks again to everyone who came out! Special thanks to Heaven Hill Distilleries for making this possible and to Collider.