Stirred, Not Shaken, at our First Ever Whisky Class

Kathryn Joel From Our Classes, How To, Mixology, Recipe, Uncategorized

Whisky was once a classist quaff for the well-heeled. I used to imagine stodgy, waistcoat-wearing old men with David Attenborough accents bonding in silence over a neat Speyside, or Colonel Sanders-esque white suit-wearing American plantation owners languishing in the summer heat, a Tennessee sippin’ whisky their only solace from the elements. However, this beautiful marriage of smoke and peat systematically …

The History of the Cocktail – Our First Class with Brendan Brewster

Kathryn Joel From Our Classes, News, Our Friends

The history of cocktails is entwined with turbulent maritime stories, colonialism, victories and defeats, pain and suffering. Brendan Brewster kicked off his class with a Continental Fancy Lunch Punch. Punch, a loan word from Sanskrit meaning five, migrated from India to England in the 1700s. We sat ourselves down, sipping his delicious creation that incorporated the five holy ingredients: his …

Cocktail Classes with Brendan Brewster

Kathryn Joel How To, Mixology

Next week we’ll be hosting our first in a series of three Cocktail Classes with Brendan Brewster.  His first class will be on The History of the Cocktail, and will include 3 hours of cocktail education along with some delicious canapés to match, prepared by Chef Eric Hanson. Cutting his teeth in pubs of Ireland, honing his craft on Canada’s west …