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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 and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos.

All Tastings begin at 7:30PM, and last for approximately one hour.
$25 Admisson • Ages 21+ only, please
 

 

 
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May 2019

May Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Irish Pot Still

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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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…

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June 2019

June Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Highland Scotches

June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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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…

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July 2019

July Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Sherry Cask Whiskies

July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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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…

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August 2019

August Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Islay Scotches

August 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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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,…

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September 2019

September Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag – Dad’s Hat

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.

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October 2019

October Whiskey Tasting at The Red Stag – Local Distilleries

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.

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November 2019

November Whiskey Tasting at The Red Stag Pub – Tour of the World

We will be featuring whiskies from our World Collection (Esoteric).  Taiwan...South Africa...France and good ol' Ireland and Scotland. Discover the similarities and differences. A fun exploration indeed! No passport required. 

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December 2019

December Whiskey Tasting at The Red Stag Pub – Month of the 12’s: Age Statement

The twelfth month of the year just seemed the appropriate time to analyze the whiskies of the twelves. A twelve year Age Statement that is. How does the nose, body and finish compare? Are there similarities? How do these whiskies arrive at the Age Statement of 12? Years young in a blend? Or straight maturation?  Come celebrate the last month of the year with an exceptional tasting analysis! 

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January 2020

Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, January 24th from 6:30 to 8:30pm 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! $45 per person, limited seating available.

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February 2020

Truffles and Whiskey

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Decadence… when Chocolate meets it’s Companion… in Whiskey.  Guest speaker: McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub’s Head Baker, Corinne. Come celebrate love in it’s many forms with this expertly paired whiskey flight and artisanal chocolates. A Duo for the Ages!

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