It’s officially brown liquor season! But some people (like me) enjoy it all year long. That said, it’s finally cold out, we got some snow and it’s perfect weather for sipping a little rye whiskey – and the Walters Art Museum is hosting an event that is sure to warm you right up.
The Women’s Committee at the Walters invites you to a special cocktail party on January 31 at the museum featuring rye whiskey, the American classic that launched the Walters family fortune. The evening celebrates a new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. Sample the original straight-up rye loved by founders William and Henry Walters, enjoy signature rye cocktails from the super talented folks from the Baltimore Bartenders Guild, and hear a talk at 7:15 p.m. about the revival of rye distilleries from James Beard Award Winner and Esquire Magazine’s resident cocktail historian David Wondrich. (He is a really big deal!) Roaring 1920s dress encouraged!
The evening includes jazz music and hearty artisan fare. Beer and wine options will also be available. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit the museum’s special exhibitions and education programs.
Brendan Dorr – B&O AMerican Brasserie
Doug Atwell – Rye
Briana Carlson – Bookmakers
Anna Welker – B&O and Bad Decisions
Aaron Joesph – Wit & Wisdom
Will Escalante – Ouzo Bay
Erin Harper – Pazo
Jesse Thompson – Maisy’s
Angels Envy Rye
Catoctin Creek Distilling Roundstone Rye
Leopold Bros. Maryland Style Rye
Lyon Distilling Co. Rye
Tuthilltown Distillery Hudson Manhattan Rye
Wasmunds Copper Fox Rye
And…just for fun: Punch Brothers, Rye Whiskey (take a listen!)
Photo: Garden & Gun
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