Whiskey Smackdown: The Empire State Strikes Back
Ticket Price: $89
Wednesday, Sep 4 6:30 PM

Since Colonial times, distillers, bootleggers, and moonshiners moved across New York State from Buffalo to Brooklyn as they distilled, smuggled, and purveyed their wares. Prohibition busted up the party for over a decade and its after-shock meant we’d have to wait another 70 years for the action to kick back in. Hear the whole story of NY whiskey’s rise and fall and its renaissance in the contemporary market as you sip some of the Empire State’s richest offerings.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Center Instructor Robin Robinson.

What you can expect:

  • 1 Welcome cocktail
  • 6 NY State whiskeys
  • Palate-cleansing bread & cheese
  • A 10% discount on all spirits tasted to use in-store after class

What you will learn:

  • The history of the rise, fall and rise again of whiskey-making in New York State
  • Stories of NY whiskey makers beginnings and growth
  • How if they can make it there, they can make it anywhere

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good for: Fun with Friends, Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious

What people are saying about this instructor:

“Astor center is great! Amazing classes and our instructor for the Whiskey Smackdown was extremely knowledgeable. He provided a wealth of information and made the course a lot of fun.”