15 Jun Father’s Day Whiskey Tasting 6/18
Sunday, June 18
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
We love dads, and dads love whiskey. So for this Father’s Day tasting we’re breaking out a Scotch, a custom barrel Rye, and as a bonus, our custom barrel rum!
Compass Box Great King Street Artist’s Blend Scotch
Rich, round, fruity. Artist’s Blend is a tribute to a time when blenders used an artistry, creativity and craft to make this combination of flavourful single malt whiskies and delicate single grain whiskies one of the world’s most famous drinks.
10 Year Whistle Pig Barrel Proof Rye, Wine Merchant Cask
Rye? How do I love thee…let me quaff the drams. Right now, a good rye is like nectar to us and we are happy to share our favorite nectar with our awesome customers. The folks at Whistle Pig gave us a few barrel samples to try and we were suitably impressed with this one. Bottled at barrel strength, it is, as Colonel Henry Blake from MASH once said, “loaded for bear.” Loads of spicy maple syrup and peppered toffee on the nose (yes, peppered toffee!). Silky smooth on the palate with gobs of rich butter toffee and a savory spice flourish. It is incredibly smooth for a barrel proof, with no discernible burn but still has a long, lingering finish. We turned down a barrel from a top rye bottler just for this. It’s that good…come by and we’ll give you a taste to prove it.
Papa’s Pilar 24 Dark Rum Wine Merchant Cask
This is our first private barrel of rum and we could not be more excited. It’s a gorgeous dark, rich, sweet aged rum with quite an aging history. It goes through solera aging in American oak, then it goes into Angel’s Envy Oak cask, then Port cask, then Sherry cask, then back into Angel’s Envy Oak for 120 more days before bottling. The bottle is a unique homage to old school pirate canteens. The nose is complex and inviting, with notes of vanilla, coffee, honey, and cinnamon, and the palate is intricate and flavorful with earthy, mouth-coating flavors of spice, almond, toffee, and caramel. This is a great sipping rum to enjoy all on its own, or it can be mixed into any number of delicious cocktails.