A good night of whiskey drinkin’ isn’t exactly synonymous with walking per se. But hey it’s worth a try. This Saturday March 9th you can enjoy a one-ounce pour of 8 different Irish whiskeys over a span of 8 different venues on the DC Whiskey Walk. Remaining tickets start at $35.This is a really good opportunity to expand your knowledge of the whiskey producing little brother to the west of good ol’ Scotland. Irish whiskeys are often underrated in my opinion, possibly just because the branding of “Scotch” is so ubiquitous in our culture.
Not only only do you get to drink for fun and expand your knowledge of whiskey, but you get to drink for a cause too! Proceeds from the walk will go to Becky’s Fund and the Washington Literary Center. So do it for the kids y’all, do it for the kids!
Venues include Board Room, Buffalo Billiards, Irish Whiskey Public House, James Hoban, Mackey’s, Maddy’s, Mad Hatter, and Science Club.
More importantly, the whiskeys!
From the world’s oldest continually licensed distillery, Kilbeggan has over 250 years of history in each bottle. Like most Irish people, Kilbeggan is easy going and approachable, but with its own distinctive style.
- Redbreast 12 Year
This classic just received 96 points in expert Jim Murray’s 2012 Whiskey Bible and is the only Irish aged pure pot still whiskey around. Sweet flavors and a spicy kick
reflect overall excellence in balance and texture.
- Jameson 12 Year Special Reserve
Like a friendly handshake welcoming you into the world of aged whiskeys, the 12 Year Special Reserve is composed of pot still whiskeys infused with sherry casks. The nose is assertive and complex; the finish is rich and full.
Triple distilled, twice as smooth, and from a single distillery. True to John
Jameson’s original recipe dating to 1780. You know you love it!
- Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel
This blend of pot still whiskey with rare, sweet grain whiskey – triple distilled in small batch quantities on just one occasion each year, and not found in any other.
The pride of Northwest Ireland, where the Watts Family distilling history dates to 1762. The rich, malty and smooth Tyrconnell Single Malt whiskey is pure bliss, with less of the smoky finish of a Single Malt Scotch you might be more familiar with.
- Powers Special Reserve 12 Year
Long aged in American oak, there is some spice and honey on the nose, and then a velvety smoothness to the finish. This is the luxurious edition of an already