Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Indulge: March 27 is 'World Whiskey Day'

GT Fish & Oyster's signature Old Money (Photo: GT Fish & Oyster)

My mouth is watering just thinking about Whiskeys of the World, a one-night only event happening at Mercadito at 7pm April 2.

Whiskey master Kyle McHugh will take guests on a tasting trip of whiskeys around the globe, and $25 gets you appetizers and plenty of booze. The event is part of a monthly educational seminar series at the cocktail-focused restaurant and lounge, and I'm certain it will fill up quickly.

In the meantime, if you need something to quench your thirst, you'll be happy to learn that March 27 is World Whiskey Day. In honor of this momentous occasion, I've gathered five of my favorite whiskey-based cocktails in the city so that you can celebrate right now.

For instance, GT Fish & Oyster's Benjamin Schiller created a version of the classic Old Money that's been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 2011. It's barrel aged for three months with Benchmark bourbon, Aperol, Nux Alpina walnut liqueur and allspice.

Here are more of my faves:


Aviary: The progressive whiskey cocktail flight changes seasonally


Maude's Liquor Bar: For the Whiskey Smash, guests get to choose from a number of bourbons and ryes


Michael Jordan's Steak House: Twisted Manhattan of Rittenhouse Rye, Domaine de Rancy and rhubarb bitters


Sepia: Josh Pearson's Pomegranate Old Fashioned of pomegranate-infused Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Ras El Hanout Bitters, blood orange and brandied cherries

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