There's whiskey, and then there's Irish Whiskey, and one man who knows the difference is Andrew Pope. Andrew hosts a monthly whiskey tasting class at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW), and this month, his fourth class at the tavern, focuses on whiskeys from the fair Irish isle.
The class is aimed at informing people about the history, production, science and flavors of all styles of whiskey. Andrew has done Japanese, American, and Scottish whiskeys in the past and is covering Irish this month.
The class is Tuesday or Wednesday, August 28th and 29th at 7pm and is only $35 (to cover the cost of the [sometimes rare] whiskeys), and people leave more informed about the subject.
“In a candle-lit basement underneath Reliable Tavern, a group of whiskey enthusiasts convene to taste and discuss their love for one of the most interesting (and oldest) spirits in the world: Whiskey," said Andrew.
Dubbed The Whisk(e)y Explorer Series, when you take a class you "become a world traveler, exploring the globe through samples of whiskey from a specific region. With every pour comes a better understanding of how and why culture affects the way the spirit is distilled and aged. Join the Explorers on their journey held the last Tuesday and Wednesday of each month."
This month the experience will consist of an in-depth lecture, discussion, and tasting of Irish whiskey -- perhaps the oldest known style of whiskey in the world.
Pick either Tuesday or Wednesday next week to take a trip to the Green Isle!