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The Whiskey Class with Scott Beattie and Jack Mitchell of Jack and Tony’s Whiskey Bar: SF
Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Attention Whiskey Lovers! Whiskey 101: Fundamentals, Tasting , and Cocktail Making!
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is excited to announce a class for the whisky aficionado. Cocktail experts Scott Beattie and Jack Mitchell will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of the perfect whiskey cocktail and share their extensive knowledge of this complex spirit.
Attendees will learn the differences between various types of popular whisk(e)y. After a discussion and tasting of bourbon, rye, scotch, Tennessee, Canadian, and Irish whiskies, the class will have a chance to make their own whiskey cocktails including a Manhattan, a Sazerac,an Old Fashioned, a Rob Roy and a whiskey sour (experimentation is encouraged). In addition they'll hear tips on how to build an impressive whiskey collection at home.
Date and time: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building
Cost: $50 (includes tasting, hands-on cocktail instruction, take-home booklet)
Buy Tickets: http://whiskysf.eventbrite.com
Scott Beattie is the bar manager of Healdsburg’s Spoonbar and author of Artisanal Cocktails (Ten Speed Press, 2008). Jack Mitchell is co-owner of Santa Rosa's Jack and Tony's Whiskey Bar, which has over 240 whiskies available on their menu.
This class is part of a six-part series taught by Scott Beattie. All classes include a short “Cocktails 101” demo that will include proper shaking and stirring techniques (and the reasons why you would do either), precise measurement, ice, glassware selection, and several other helpful tips that will insure better home bartending. In addition to hearing from the guest speaker, all attendees will also receive excellent printed information about additional spirits. Classes sizes are small, limited to 40 students, and are mostly DIY. Get ready for lots of hands-on experience with the shakers and strainers! Time permitting, Scott will present and sign copies of his book “Artisanal Cocktails, ” available for $28, (cash/check only). All classes are held on Saturdays and cost $50.
PHOTO BY: Lisa Salamida
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CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
CUESA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Sustainable food system uses practices that are environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just. CUESA’s educational programs include our Market to Table events, farm tours, weekly electronic newsletter, lectures and panel discussions, educational displays, and more (like today’s jamming class!). Learn more at www. cuesa.org