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More Details on Whiskey Week

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm 1 Comment


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

I’ve been getting some inquiries requesting more details about Whiskey Week after last night’s kick off at Room 11. Following comes from an email by High West Distillery. It is not an exhaustive list though because I saw on twitter that Chesapeake Room on Barracks Row is also having an event tonight. If you know of other places hosting events please leave in comments.

Tuesday, Dec. 7th

5:00-7:00 Tabard Inn:

High West Distillery Master Class with David Perkins
5:30-7:30pm Tuesday December 7th 2010

Please join the fine folks at Tabard Inn for an educational whiskey class with High West Distillery’s Proprietor David Perkins. High West Distillery is the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery located in Old Town Park City Utah. David will give an educational overview of how whiskey is made, its history, and how to appreciate whiskey with food.

In addition, Chantal Tseng will mix up a couple delicious cocktails to accompany tastes of some of High West’s award winning whiskies:

High West Silver Whiskey – Western Oat (Winner Best Unaged Whiskey – American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 92 Points – Beverage Testing Institute)

High West Rendezvous Rye (Winner Best Rye Whiskey at the American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 95 Points and “Top 10 New Whiskey for 2008” – Malt Advocate Magazine)

High West Bourye (Winner Best of Show at the American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 90 Points – Malt Advocate Magazine)

And for dessert, High West’s Very Rare 21 year old Rye Whiskey.

Limited space!!!
Cost $45 per person includes 2 cocktails, food, tax, and tip.
For reservations, please contact Chantal Tseng at [email protected]
Tabard Inn is located at 1739 N St NW Washington, DC 20036

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8:30-10:00 Ripple:

West Distillery Whiskey dinner at Ripple
8:30-10pm Tuesday, December 7th.

Please join the fine folks at Ripple for an educational whiskey dinner with High West Distillery’s Proprietor David Perkins. High West Distillery is the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery located in Old Town Park City, Utah.

Chef Teddy Diggs and has paired four courses to pair with four different High West whiskies for an unforgettable culinary evening. The four whiskeys we will pour are:

High West Silver Whiskey – Western Oat (Winner Best Unaged Whiskey – American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 92 Points – Beverage Testing Institute)

High West Rendezvous Rye (Winner Best Rye Whiskey at the American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 95 Points and “Top 10 New Whiskey for 2008” – Malt Advocate Magazine)

High West Bourye (Winner Best of Show at the American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 90 Points – Malt Advocate Magazine)

And for dessert, High West’s Very Rare 21 year old Rye Whiskey.

In addition, David Perkins will give an educational overview of how whiskey is made, its history, and how to appreciate whiskey with food.

Limited space!
Cost: $75 per person includes dinner and drinks
For reservations, please contact Danny Fisher at [email protected]
Ripple is located at 3417 Connecticut Ave NW (Cleveland Park Metro Stop)
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Wednesday, Dec. 8th

5:00-7:00 PS-7: “Creation to Consumption” class.

David Perkins, the Proprietor of High West Distillery, will talk about distilling and blending whiskey. Then Gina Chersevani will show us how she takes that whiskey to make unique and creative cocktails.
We will feature some of High West’s award winning whiskies, including High West Silver Whiskey – Western Oat (Winner Best Unaged Whiskey – American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 92 Points – Beverage Testing Institute) and High West Rendezvous Rye (Winner Best Rye Whiskey at the American Distilling Institute 2010 Craft Whiskey Competition; 95 Points and “Top 10 New Whiskey for 2008” – Malt Advocate Magazine). We will also feature some surprises that are not yet on the market for this original presentation.

Cost: $30 per person. Includes the 3 cocktails.
For reservations, please contact Troy Karnes at [email protected]
PS-7 is located at 777 I St NW, near the Gallery Place Metro Stop.

8:30-11:00 Bourbon:

Craft Distiller’s expo. David Perkins will headline an event featuring some of the newest craft distilleries and all of their new stuff. Fun cocktails, heavy apps, and whiskey!

Cost: $10. RSVP to Troy Karnes at [email protected]
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Thursday, December 9th:

8:00-11:00 The Gibson:

“The Whiskey Effect”

Jon Harris will lead a class that will demonstrate the variables that create differences in the whiskies that you enjoy every day. He will start with a brief overview of the history of distillation, what makes whiskey whiskey, and then we will taste flights of whiskey that will show us how the grain, blending, barrel, and age effects different types of whiskey. This will encompass a number of types of whiskey, from un-aged to Rye to Scotch.

We have very few seats for this event.
Cost: $50
Please RSVP to The Gibson at (202) 232-2156

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