The Joy of Whiskey
Thu., Jul. 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
From Kentucky to Taiwan, a new generation of whiskey makers (spelled whisky in some parts of the world) are changing the way we produce, talk about, and drink the classic dram. Join our newest “faculty member”, a guest lecturer from the Culinary Institute of America and National Director of Barrell Craft Spirits, in a tour of whiskies that are innovating around the globe. Learn how to taste, what to look for, and some of the science behind how it was all done.
This class features six luxury whiskeys, meant to be sipped and savored. You will learn how to taste and appreciate fine whiskey – even how to nose – and what makes each expression so unique. This is truly a One Day U treat for those looking for something memorable and special, all taking place in the offices of the renowned importer Skurnik Wines and Liquors. A Welcome cocktail, six individual pours of whisk(e)y, and light bites will be served.
OUR ALL-STAR WHISK(E)Y:
1) Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Single Malt – Arizona
2) Kavalan Single Malt – Singapore
3) Barrell Craft Spirits – Kentucky / World Blends
4) Chichibu Malt and Grain – Japan
5) Single Cask Nation – Scotland (Single Malt)
6) Compass Box Blends – Scotland (Blend)
William Schragis / Barrell Craft Spirits National Director
William Schragis, Barrell Craft Spirits National Director began his beverage career as a sommelier and bar manager in Eli Zabar’s restaurant empire. He then moved to retail and auction, heading up the Spirits department at Zachys Wine and Liquor in Scarsdale. Since then, William managed regional business development for The House of Agricole, worked to launch brands nationally as a brand ambassador, and enjoyed a stint as a part-time distiller for Kings County Distillery. He continues in the New York wine and spirits world, writing for several publications and lecturing on distillation science at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
Skurnik Wines and Liquor
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48 W. 25th St.
9th Floor Tasting Room
New York, NY 10010