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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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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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March 2020



Join us for an Irish Pot Still whiskey flight enhanced by our very own head baker, Corinne,  through various bread styles. Malty goodness of traditional Irish grains paired with biscuity/toasty/hearty bread grains and yeast profiles. A taste analysis not typically done, but we have full faith in our Head Baker and Whisky Ambassador partnership!

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April 2020

Cocktails w/ Breakthru Beverage Company

 Learn how to make great whiskey cocktails using ingredients you can find right at your fingertips. What can you create with that bottle of Highland Park Scotch? Those bitters? That Orange Zest?  A representative from Breakthru Beverage Company will be here to teach you how to impress your friends with exceptional, but simple whiskey cocktails.

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May 2020

Desserts and Whiskey

This tasting was designed with the Mom’s in mind. A collaboration of our Pastry Chef and Head Whisky Ambassador. Confectionary Delicacies infused with and inspired by whiskies. From Sherry casks to lightly smokey to orange blossom.

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June 2020

Beer and Whiskey

What are the parallels of beer and whiskey?    The Process of turning wort into beer...into Whiskey. The history. The flavor profiles. What happens to the taste when paired side by side?  Join us for a Tasting and find out.    4 samples of whiskey paired with 4 samples of beer.    You may never see Guinness the same again.

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