There’s not much more that makes me happy than a good dram of whisky, so you can imagine how elated I was last night when I got to drink six, yes six tasty whiskies with Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador David Allardice and The Balvenie Brand Ambassador Jonathan Wingo.
David and Jonathan are no strangers to Charlotte and we love when they visit, especially when we partake in a whisky tasting but last night was a little extra special and I wanted to share.
We began our evening with a Rusty Nail made with Monkey Shoulder, if you’ve never had this classic cocktail, I suggest you try it, immediately. With David and Jonathan as our tour guides, we navigated our way through three Glenfiddich and three Balvenie whiskies. In order we sampled,The Balvenie 17yr Doublewood, Glenfiddich 15yr, The Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel, Glenfiddich 18yr, Glenfiddich 21yr Gran Reserva and The Balvenie 21yr Portwood.
Each of these single malts are remarkable in their own way and really I enjoyed the way in which we sampled as it highlighted the characteristics of the whiskies like the sweetness of the Glenfiddich 15 or the silkiness of the Balvenie 21.
All in all, I had a fantastic time and I even learned a thing or two.
Thanks to David and Jonathan for joining us in Charlotte and thanks to John Howell and The Ballantyne Country Club for having us!
Cocktails and Charity go together like Peanut butter and jelly so it is with extreme excitement that I announce our newest partnership between Reyka Vodka and Spirit Savvy to bring Bar Wars back to Asheville. Here’s the deal, 10 bars are competing against one another to raise some cash for their favorite charities, a portion from each featured Reyka Cocktail goes straight to charity. Cool huh? Bars like XYZ Bar at Aloft, Pulp, Rhubarb and Cucina 24 are among those included in this most amazing list.
The unveiling of cocktails and voting begins on Monday March 23rd. You’ll have until April 4th to try each cocktail and vote for your favorite.
Full List of bars and their respective charities are directly below. Ch-Ch-Check it out.
You can find more details HERE.
If there is one thing that Charlotte knows how to do, it’s celebrate a holiday. The Queen City turned green this weekend with events all over the city. If you weren’t one of the 21,137 bar crawlers on Rich & Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl, maybe you were up in LKN drinking at the world famous Galway Hooker Irish Pub? Either way, I’m sure you had a blast I’ve put together a teeny tiny little video recap of all the fun my friends and coworkers had this weekend.
Pardon the quality, I may have been imbibing during filming!! Enjoy!
Have a sweet beard and want to show it off? The Carolina Beard and Moustache competiton is being held in Charlotte March 21st at the Chop Shop.
Details on how to sign up and the schedule of events can be found HERE!
The Sailor Jerry girls will be in attendance Saturday afternoon with giveaways and there’s a big raffle with proceeds benefitting Safe Alliance.
After party is at Sanctuary…$5 Sailor Jerry Rum all night. See you fools out there.