Stimulate your senses as a "Diageo’s Master of Whiskey" shares the pleasures and complexities of the best scotch, Irish whiskey and bourbon from around the globe! This event will feature whiskies from each of the four main whiskey-producing countries - Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
Guests will gain an
understanding of how local farmers and culture have influenced whisky-making in
each area, in addition to tasting each of these countries' finest offerings.
You'll learn how to get the most out of tasting whiskey, plus ideas for
pairing whisky with food and how to give whisky as a gift.
Master of Whiskey Ari Shapiro will host the event again this year. Ari discovered a passion for whisky when he was introduced to it in his early 20s.
“Immediately,” he says, “I could tell it was different than other spirits. As I experienced more whiskies, I learned more about the production and history that makes each so wonderful and different – traits that are unmatched in the rest of the spirit world.”
Shapiro then gained firsthand
experience with whisky-making processes across Scotland, Ireland and North
America as part of his training.
As Master of Whisky, Shapiro educates bartenders, restaurant owners, chefs and
fellow whisky lovers around the world about the history and nuances that make
up the world of Scotch, Irish, American, Canadian and other Whiskies from
around the globe.
Shapiro says his goal is to educate others about the “intricate processes and minute decisions that make each whisky unique.”
Where and When?
The event will be held at the La Sala Banquet Hall at Sons of Italy, 73 High St., Derby, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets are $60 in advance / $70 at the door. To purchase a ticket, call 203.732.7504 or visit www.griffinhealth.org/pink and click on the Whiskey Tasting link. This event is part of the Valley Goes Pink and all proceeds to benefit the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.
What is Valley Goes Pink?
The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to:
- create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection
- support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and
- showcase partnering organizations all at the same time!
Editor's Note: The above press release was contributed to Patch by Janet Hall, Senior Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Griffin Hospital Development Fund.