“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”
― Robert Burns
We’re very excited for the first time ever to host a Robert Burns night as the poet himself would have done: With fine whisky! We’ll be celebrating Foraged Cocktails week beginning tonight, January 25th, at 7 PM, with a Robert Burns Night and Whiskey Prix Fixe Tasting: Join guest host Brad Japhe for a night of poetry, whiskey and food pairings, as we sample eight different single malt whisk(e)ys from America and Scotland.
Tonight’s revelry will be followed by a full week of spirit-centric tastings and events as we welcome some of the region’s (and world’s) best whiskeys, mezcals, brandies and more for a full week of tastings and programming inspired by Amy Zavatto’s new book, Forager’s Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients. Foraged Cocktails Week will offer the freshest and best ingredients for custom cocktails as well as many guided tastings by the distillers themselves.
Among the programming (subject to change):
- Spirits Sampling and Meet-and-Greet: We will be featuring custom cocktails (pay as you go) from different distillers throughout the week who will sample their spirits and chat about their distilleries with Neversink Apple Brandy (Thursday, January 28th) and both El Buho Mezcal and Catskill Provisions (Friday, January 29th)
- High West Spirits Meet the Distiller (Wednesday, January 27th, from 7-9 PM) – we’ll have High West founder David Perkins sampling whiskeys ($10 at the bar gets you food and whiskey samples)
- Foraged Cocktails Salon on Saturday, January 30th: From 1-4 PM we’ll have several panels and tastings, along with book signings by Amy Zavato, including John Henry (El Buho), Claire Marin (Catskill Provisions) and others TBD
Winter is a great time to get in the spirit(s), so be sure to join us this week for Foraged Cocktails!