When one begins to drink alcohol for the first time in
one’s life, there are some common tendencies in which we tend to engage.
Perfectly acceptable beer means a 24-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon paid
with quarters and singles, and one’s idea of “drinking whisky” means
mixing something akin to an overly generous pour of Old Grand-Dad
combined with some stale Coke.
As our taste buds and overall sense of
maturity heightens, however, we realize we’ve been missing out an entire
art form. The Southgate House Revival’s Rye Whiskey Tasting is a fine
way to introduce you to tumblers instead of red Solo cups, and whet your
palette with the staff’s well-rounded selection of six rye whiskeys,
including Bulleit Rye, Knob Creek Rye, Rye One, Rittenhouse Rye, Wild
Turkey Rye and Whistle Pig Rye. Designated driver not included. 21 and
up. $15. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport.