Whiskey 101 at Saloon.
Last night Boston Bloggers hosted an event at Saloon, a cozy speakeasy-style bar, located in Davis Square. The folks at Saloon invited us in for a Whiskey 101 tasting, and it was such a fun (educational!) experience. Our expert for the evening, Manny, was so knowledgeable, and it was a treat to hear him tell stories about each of the distilleries and histories of the brands. I learned a ton, including the different types of whiskey (we tasted four kinds: Bourbon, Rye, Irish Whiskey, and Scotch), fun facts about some of the regional differences (did you know that Irish Whiskey is spelled with an “e” and Scottish Whisky is spelled without one? Americans spell it both ways, because we do what we want). I know I’ll be a little more adventurous, and knowledgeable, next time I’m picking a whiskey cocktail off the menu!