The Whisky X is a Whisky “experience” promoting “whisky, music, food and style”. It’s a traveling whiskey and concert event stopping in Chicago, Austin, Denver and Las Vegas.
On September 10th the tour stopped in Brooklyn. It was held at Industry City which is a huge arts and entertainment center near the waterfront in Sunset Park featuring “eats, drinks and play”.
There were 60+ whiskies and cocktails to sample at the outdoor courtyard and indoors with a good selection of American whiskies, Irish whiskies, Scotch whiskies and for some reason, a table of rum. If you were in the mood for haircut with your whisky, there were a couple of barbers on hand to give you one.
Unlike most of these events there was a live band performing later in the evening. That band that evening was “Guster” and while I didn’t stick around for the concert, they did have an impressive collection of musical instruments on stage.
Some whiskies (and an outlier rum) that I sampled:
|Calumet: small batch blend, straight bourbon, 15yr bourbon||Hudson Whiskey NY: Do the rye thing, bright lights big bourbon|
|Blackened: Kentucky straight rye, whisky blend||Woodinville: 100% Rye, straight bourbon|
|Roe & Co: Irish whiskey||The Irishman: Single malt|
|Busker: Single grain Irish whiskey||Teeling: Single batch Irish whiskey|
|McConnel“s: Irish Whiskey||Jim Beam: Kentucky straight bourbon|
|Basi Hayden’s: Kentucky straight bourbon||Knob Creek: Kentucky straight bourbon|
|Whistle Pig: Piggy back 6yr||Clyde May’s: Straight rye, straight bourbon|
|Gosling’s: Old rum, papa seal||Legent: Bourbon|