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Scotch: Archives

New York, NY
Well, we have taken the habit of storing away the special treats that are some Scotch whiskies…only so we can re-discover them later on! The first release of this, the last of that, a closed distillery, a special batch, a ... read more

Scotch vs. Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
Unthinkable even 5 years ago, this class is long overdue...who's best? Let us oppose 4 Scotch whiskies to 4 Japanese whiskies, in different categories, i.e. Single Malt, blended whisky, single grain...and let our noses and... read more

Crazy Whiskey

New York, NY
Let the picture say it's 1000 words and let me just say you'd be crazy to miss this!

Bourbon and Chocolate

New York, NY
Why not? Bourbon is a natural companion to chocolate. Rich, sweet and complex. Well, Bourbon goes well with a lot of things, but we’ll start with chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat. From the praline to the caramel, the ... read more

Maker's Mark Barrel Select

New York, NY
Join us as we pop open a few bottles of our Private Select acquisitions from Maker's Mark.  On a recent trip to bourbon country, our team had the pleasure of touring the grounds at the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, K... read more

Whisk(e)y: Oak Explorations

New York, NY
Through the lens of Whisk(e)y, we dive into the realm of wood: what it brings to the spirit, how the spirit affects the wood in return, and the combinations taking place during the time of ageing. But even more so importan... read more

Rare and Precious Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
Japanese Whisky at its best! Why have Japanese whiskies conquered the World? If you look at the World Whisky Awards gathered by the Japanese producers for the last 10 years, you're wondering what the Scots are doing wrong.... read more
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Past Events

Bourbon vs. Rye

Bourbon vs. Rye

New York, NY
With a few worthy exceptions, Bourbon wouldn’t be much of the Whiskey Star it is today if rye –the grain- did not give it its flavor backbone. Would it even exist if our forefathers did not make liquor from a rye mash to begin with? Indeed rye whiskey was first in our cups, and the spicy taste of...
Saturday, September 14 2019 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Best Japanese Whisky

Best Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
You’ve been following the news: Japanese whisky is all the rage!  Most of it is really good, some of it, excellent, but all of it hard to find. Thanks to our hoarding habits, we can put out some ‘old’ expressions and hard-to-find gems for the pleasure of your taste buds. This is a 103 type of cla...
Tuesday, September 10 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Single Grain Whisky Tasting with Malt Manic Dr. Peter Silver

Single Grain Whisky Tasting with Malt Manic Dr. Peter Silver

New York, NY
One of the best kept secrets finally revealed . . . SINGLE GRAIN WHISKY.  There are hundreds of single malt tastings and blended whisky tastings but rarely, if ever, is there a tasting devoted to the one ingredient that sets them apart from each other - the single grain. Please join Malt Maniac...
Tuesday, August 27 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Great & New Ryes

Great & New Ryes

New York, NY
This one will blow you away 8: Ryes, completely different from each other, some are Craft, other are sourced, and yet others are just plain staples (the 'Great). But we made sure to introduce the latest Ryes on the market, too: the 18 year old Lock, Stock & Barrel, the adventurous Balcones, Bulle...
Saturday, August 24 2019 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Scotch: Limited Editions

Scotch: Limited Editions

New York, NY
Prior Scotch Whisky knowledge required! Limited editions are quite common today, as the thirst for collectible items has grown tremendously in the past few years. From duty-free exclusive to anniversary releases or special casks’ bottlings, there is a great variety to be enjoyed. Yet, most of the...
Tuesday, August 6 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Rare & Precious Bourbon

Rare & Precious Bourbon

New York, NY
Much rarer whiskeys here! From the very latest acquisitions to auction-purchased oldies and highly allocated marks, this class is sure to mark your memory! What makes a Bourbon rare? Why are you getting all excited about the one-off releases, and the seasonal bottlings? Is older better…or worse? ...
Saturday, July 27 2019 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Eighteen and Gorgeous Scotch and Japanese Whisky

Eighteen and Gorgeous Scotch and Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
The whisky is firm, fresh and yet it shows a confidence only brought by maturity. 18 seems to be the sweet spot for fine Scotch/Japanese Whisky: vibrant, with a lot of personality and character. Let us explore a variety of styles, all at 18 years certainly, and see if this age statement holds up ...
Tuesday, July 16 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Single Barrel Bourbon

Single Barrel Bourbon

New York, NY
2016 saw the barrel count of ageing Bourbon in Kentucky hit the 6 million figure…it’s a lot of whiskey, but the flavor map is far from being uniform: the final aromas and flavors depend on the conditions of maturation! Humidity levels, air flow, exposure to light, atmospheric pressure, cask condi...
Tuesday, June 18 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Scotch

Scotch

New York, NY
You may think you know your stuff because of these drams you enjoy on a regular basis...but do you know why you like them so much? Do you know why you like certain single malts over others, or why you're having more than two blended Scotch whiskies within the half-hour following the official end ...
Saturday, June 15 2019 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Scotch Finished in Wine Casks

Scotch Finished in Wine Casks

New York, NY
You’re a geek if you’re reading this! Pinot noir, Sherry, Port, Cabernet Sauvignon, Madeira, Sauternes, etc…Started in the early 90’s by innovative people at distilleries such as Balvenie, Glen Moray and Glenmorangie, it was then only a way to create new products, taking the space others wouldn’t...
Tuesday, March 5 2019 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
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