A Nip, a Toot, a Tot, a Half…
or a Wee Dram
Growing up with Hot Toddys and Hot Ports as a winter warmer and family favourites gives a love and respect for whiskey. A visit to McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub will include a fabulous selection of unique whiskeys from around the world, as well as various beers from Ireland, Scotland and the United States. A sample of our famous McCarthy’s Irish Cream is a must try in a French Pressed Coffee, as a mix in a cocktail, or simply on the rocks. If you’re lucky, you might also find it in one of our luscious desserts made special in-house (yummmm!).
Whether you’re looking to try a whiskey from Scotland, Ireland, Japan (yes, we have whiskey from Japan) or even the United States, we offer OVER 200 VARIETIES!
Monthly Whiskey Tastings!
Join us each month for an evening of fun and education as we sample a different whiskey, guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives.
All Tastings begin at 7:30 PM, and last for approximately one hour.
$25 Admisson • Ages 21+ only, please
Past Events › Red Stag Whiskey Tastings
Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, December 13 from 6:30 to 9pm at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem, PA. Guests will enjoy a Sushi Demonstration from Chef Christopher Bavlinka of The Stone Soup and a History of Japanese Whiskey Making presentation by Janet Brennan, a Red Stag Pub whiskey ambassador. Guests to sample sushi and several Japanese style whiskeys, including •Hakushu• Suntory Toki• Suntory Hibiki• and Nikka Coffey Grain $50 per person, limited seating available.Find out more »
Come join us as we introduce some new whiskey from our esoteric line. The expressions TBA..... For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-world-whiskies-tasting-esoteric-line-tickets-51715215602Find out more »
A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care. Come join us taste our way through history! Please drink responsibly. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-forrester-whiskey-tasting-tickets-51715723120Find out more »
Its March! You know what that means - its time to taste some Jameson! Join us for for different Jameson expressions (TBA). Drink responsibly. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jameson-whiskey-tasting-march-7-tickets-51716429232Find out more »
Join us for our May whiskey tasting at Red Stag–Irish Pot Still and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Single (or pure) pot still is the only style of whiskey that is exclusively made in Ireland. Where single malt is produced from 100% malted barley, pure pot still whiskey uses a mix of malted and unmalted barley. This mixed…Find out more »
Join us for our June Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag–Highland Scotches and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Highland single malts are single malt Scotch whiskeys made in the Highland region of Scotland. These whiskeys are produced on the islands around Scotland; except for Islay. Scotland’s largest whiskey region boasts a number of styles, from rich and textured to fragrantly floral. June Whiskey Tasting at…Find out more »
Join us for our July Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag–Sherry Cask Whiskies and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Sherry is sweet and spicy and brings a wonderful complexity to most Whiskies. Because of this, the influence of sherry casks on whiskey is usually evident from the first whiff. There are aromas of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, and…Find out more »
Join us for our August Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag–Islay Scotches and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Islay has an association with peaty single malt whiskeys. It is unsurprising for the three powerhouse distilleries on its south coast, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, to produce some exceptional peaty single malt whiskeys. There are also some less peaty drams. Take Bunnahabhain, for instance,…Find out more »
Our friends Herman and John in Bristol, PA honor the tradition of our Pennsylvania Rye Heritage. Carefully selected attention to their craft from a custom built still to sourcing their grain from neighborhood farms to partnering with a legacy cooperage. Come taste for yourself their exceptional PA ryes.Find out more »
Current craft distillery movement that reflects topics such as: Seed to Bottle, Heirloom Farming, Unique Casks/Finishes and Parallels of Malt in both Whiskey and Beer. Learn more about our Pennsylvania Distilling History.Find out more »
Our Famous McCarthy’s Irish Coffee
McCarthy’s Irish Cream is a recipe from my mother from 2nd World War Northern Ireland, which we serve at The Red Stag as our “much better than Baileys” Liqueur. It can also be incorporated in our McCarthy’s Irish Cream Coffee. If you don’t love it, we’ll be really surprised.
Irish Coffee was developed in Ireland by Joe Sheridan, a restaurant owner in Foynes County Kerry early in the 1940s as a ploy to attract American visitors who landed in flying boats (the first regular Trans Atlantic crossings) on the River Shannon and docked at his jetty. Armed with the knowledge that Americans loved coffee and sweet cream ladened items, he devised one of our favourite beverages. The Irish Coffee became popularized in the USA when Joe Sheridan took a position at the famed Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco and made it a staple on their menu. Sheridan’s Irish Cream ,which comes in a split bottle with the black on one side and the cream on the other, is poured to look like an Irish Coffee, and just as in the original drink, is designed so the coffee is sipped through the cream. Other Irish Cream Liqueurs such as Bailey’s became popular over the years — but we think you’ll agree that our own version is by far the best.
Meet us in the Snug.
What is a Snug?
Back in Ireland in “years gone by”, women weren’t really welcome in pubs (at least reputable women), so many pubs built Snugs to provide a safe haven inside the pub. We have three Snugs in The RSP, inspired by the Crowne Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We think you will love the ambiance, great for a private lunch meeting, a Marriage Proposal, or just a place to hang out with friends on a weekend.
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub now has three Whiskey Snugs where you can dine, chat, and enjoy your time with friends and family…or strangers if you wish.
The three snugs are named: The Dog Snug, Snug 2, and Snug 3. Try one out for yourself!