Event Notice: Dewar’s Dinner at New York Prime

Sunday, August 23 at 6pm
Hosted by Dewar’s Ambassador, Gabe Cardarella

Dewar’s 12 year old
Thick Cut Sizzling Bacon
Ashton Heritage Belicoso Cigar

Dewar’s 15 year old
Caesar Salad

Dewar’s 18 year old
NY Strip 16 oz.
Creamed Corn, Creamed Spinach

Dewar’s Signature
Butter Cake
San Cristobal Revelation Toro Cigar

RESERVATIONS: click here or call: 404-846-0644
$79 plus tax & gratuity

New York Prime
3424 Peachtree Road, NE
Located behind the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Event Notice: Michter’s Dinner

Four-course prix-fixe menu with cocktail pairing is $65 per person

On Tuesday, July 28, Chef Eli Kirshtein and Michter’s Distillery will team up for a one-night-only bourbon dinner at The Luminary in Krog Street Market. The four-course dinner will pair Chef Kirshtein’s French inspired dishes, such as mushroom gnocchi and duck breast with farro, with the Louisville distillery’s US*1 American Whiskey, US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye, US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon and US*1 Sour Mash.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres and a specialty Michter’s cocktail from The Luminary’s bartender Jeff Banks. Following the cocktail kick-off, diners will be seated to enjoy the full menu with Mitcher’s top-selling small batch whiskeys.

Diners can enjoy the four-course meal for $65 per person; reservations are required as space is limited.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:30 p.m.

The Luminary
99 Krog Street, Suite Y
Atlanta, GA 30307

By phone: 404-600-6199 or email: info@theluminaryatl.com
Reservations required.

Event Notice: Syndicate Scotch Whisky Deconstruction

H&F Whisk(e)y Society Presents:
Syndicate Blended Scotch Whisky Deconstruction
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
7:00 PM | $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Meet the brand founder of America’s newest Blended Scotch Whisky, Mahesh Patel the most renowned Whisky Connoisseur in the World! Patel will lead us through the deconstruction of five of the single malts in his Syndicate Scotch Blend, which is marriage of 18 single malts and 4 grain Whiskys. We will also have small bites that are created by Chef Brian Jones to complement each malt with a culmination of one finalized dish that accentuates the final blend that was created by all these incredible Whiskies. This is the first explanation of this unbelievably complex spirit in the U.S. Do not miss the chance to meet Patel, one of the World’s leading experts, and experience his passion for rare and old Whisky. There is limited seating for this event so R.S.V.P. to guarantee your seat.

For more information or to make a reservation call Restaurant Eugene at 404.355.0321.
Space is limited.

Restaurant Eugene
2277 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: 404.355.0321

Forged Oak

Forged Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged 15 Years
45.25% ABV
forged oak
What the Distillery Says:
A pillar of strength rooted in time and wisdom, Forged Oak was found while foraging through the historic Stitzel-Weller rickhouses. This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey spent 15 contemplative years in charred American white oak barrels.

Forged Oak is a statuesque whiskey with aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean that give way to seasoned woody notes of cocoa and young berries, ultimately leading to a long, dry finish of black pepper.

What Gary Says:
Nose: Oak, burnt sugar, raisins, caramel toffee, cinnamon undertones with hints of leather.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel, sweet oak that transitions to pepper spice.
Finish: Quite nice – long and lingering.
Comments: When I first sampled this, I was underwhelmed – so I know I had a slight negative bias when approaching this one again. It somewhat surprised me this time around; I like it more than I expected! The finish is one of the longer ones I can recall. While I enjoy the palate, for the age (and price point), I was hoping for more. It has a nice mouthfeel, but seems a bit more muted. If I stumbled upon it on a shelf, I’d have to think about it; not an automatic buy for me, but worth considering.
Rating: Stands Out

What Richard Says:
Nose: Pleasantly woody with copious amounts of toffee and cinnamon raisin toast.
Palate: Rich and almost chewy. This is a really nice caramel sweetness. Easily one of the better sweet notes I’ve come across in bourbon. Not cloying in the least and not too faint. Just right. It’s backed by a nice integration of vanilla, more cinnamon, and a little crushed mint.
Finish: Oak, black pepper, and cocoa powder.
Comments: I haven’t exactly been bowled over by the earlier Orphan Barrel releases but this one came out quite nice. This is a cracking glass of fine aged and well integrated bourbon. I think if this was release by the current owners of the Bernheim distillery (Heaven Hill) where this was made instead of all the hoopla Diageo attributed to the Orphan Barrel range then it would be received as the exceptional bourbon it is.
Rating: Must Try

I.W. Harper

I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
41% ABV
What the Bottler Says:
Beginning with a subtle nose, I.W. HARPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey leaves traces of caramel and vanilla on entry before melting into velvety bursts of wood and spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with subtle fruit notes.

What Gary Says:
Nose: Light corn, hint of licorice, a bit dry and thin.
Palate: Thin, sweet corn and caramel apple, slight herbal/vegetative note I can’t pin down.
Finish: Finish? Sorry, I must have missed it.
Comments: The distillery’s description includes words like “subtle” and “traces”, which I think is pretty accurate. This whiskey left me wanting something else on pretty much every level. It didn’t have anything that I found objectionable necessarily, but more like the absence of things I look for in a whiskey. At the price point, this is an easy pass for me.
Rating: Almost Average

What Richard Says:
Nose: Nice and rich with burnt vanilla cream and caramel notes but it clears out quickly so catch it if you can. What remains when it opens up more is candy corns and grain alcohol.
Palate: Seriously light and thin. A little crisp apple sweetness but it’s pretty dry and unimpressive.
Finish: The slightest wood hint, there and gone.
Comments: For those that think Basil Hayden’s is a watered down thin shadow of aged Old Grand Dad this makes it seem like a robust National Distillers Old Grand Dad 114. It’s actually so thin that the flavor can’t stand over the (relatively) minimal proof. It actually tastes more and more like alcohol as it opens up in the glass. At $35 I find this to be borderline offensive.
Rating: Probably Pass