Craft beer started out as a trend, and now you can’t go into any bar without at least a few taps being taken up by craft.
Whiskey — good whiskey — will be the next trend to hit the shelves of bars all over, and we are seeing some local places getting in on the action early by offering specials on whiskey to help people expand their palate, while not taking too huge a hit on their wallets.
Flights of whiskey, similar to craft beer flights, are becoming more prevalent, allowing you to try a few styles without comprising too much of your sobriety. (Of course, as always, we courage you to celebrate responsibly.)
Stock’s on 2nd Whiskey Business Wednesdays
Wednesday special: Half-off all bourbon and whiskey
There are a few ways to take advantage of this special offer at Stock’s on Second.
You could go for the most expensive: Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey ($18) now $9, Whistle Pig Rye ($16) now $8.
Blanton’s Bourbon, which is regarded by many as some of the best bourbons out there would only be $7.25.
If you’re settling in for a few hours or grabbing dinner then Jefferson’s ($3.75) will suit you just right. Get it on the rocks for smooth and rich taste.
1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Wednesday special: $5 off their curated whiskey flights and $7 pour of their most popular whiskey
1794 educates you on the whiskey that you are drinking from the nose through the taste.
You have your choice of American, Irish or Canadian flights that come with three curated samples.
If you’re a Scotch drinker, this is a great place to expand your palate. I would go for the Balviene Doublewood finished in first fill sherry oak barrels from Spain.
The Mill Whiskey Wednesdays
Wednesday special: Curated whiskey flights paired with chef inspired appetizers
The Mill is one of the newest but most creative to the whiskey trend. Their Whiskey Wednesdays take the sampling to another level by pairing it with chef inspired food.
Every Wednesday they offer three different flight variations. You can choose from American, Irish or Canadian whiskey flights that feature three different .75 oz. samples.
Curated American, Irish or Scottich whiskey flights paired with chef inspired appetizers. Three tastings of .75 ounces each with your choice of any appetizer.
American $14: Blanton’s Bourbon, Amador Bourbon Whiskey and Kinsey Bourbon Whiskey
Paired appetizer $7: “2AM”- grilled bacon, rosemary waffle, fried quail egg and maple cayenne mayo
Irish $16: Tullamore Dew Phoenix, Jameson 12 Year and Red Breast Single Malt
Paired appetizer $9: Smoked Duck Crostini – goat cheese and Marco Polo glaze
Scottish $18: Glenlivet 16 Naddura, Balvenie Carribean Cask and Highland Park Dark Origins
Paired appetizer $8: Pulled Pork flatbread – corn puree, smoked gouda and pickled red onion
Whiskey is the next thing in libations. It will not happen as quickly as craft beer, because of the time it takes to produce a good whiskey. Over the next few year we will see a spike in good craft whiskey that everyone can enjoy.
**Please note: Flights and menus subject to change. Visit each restaurant’s site for details.