Sunday, September 24, 2017

Twisted Tail: Whiskey Bonanza 2017

This past Thursday night, Twisted Tail hosted their fourth Whiskey Bonanza. Featuring over 70 whiskies, including bourbons, scotches, wine, and brandies, it was clearly a big draw. In fact, the restaurant had plenty of folks stopping by for the VIP hour from 6-7PM, with the main event running until 10PM. 

Twisted Tail - Whiskey Bonanza

What was available during the VIP hour? Chef Leo Forneas executed a Southern pig roast, with several de-boned suckling pigs served to order. In addition, select whiskies were offered up during the hour. And throughout the night, local bartenders were serving up three specialty whiskey cocktails for Bonanza attendees to vote on.

Twisted Tail - Whiskey Bonanza

I spent much of the night indulging in a wide array of whiskies, ranging from Maker's and Jim Beam to Stitzell-Weller & Buffalo Trace favorites, W.L Weller, Rebel Yell, and Eagle Rare. My favorite tastes of the night had to be Suntory's Hibiki Harmony whiskey and Jefferson's Presidential Select aged bourbon. Each unique in its own right, I appreciated that they were especially smooth and had a wonderful finish.

Twisted Tail - Whiskey Bonanza Pork Belly

And of course, I kept coming back to Chef Leo's fantastic pork. Coupling the crisp cracklings with the porchetta-esque belly was pure heaven. So if you missed this year's Bonanza, be sure to subscribe to Twisted Tail's mailing list for all of their whiskey events. Better yet, stop by to try the select whiskies on their list and their seasonal menu. 

Pro-Tip: They've got a cask-strength Maker's batch that's being specially aged in-house. It should be available for purchase in December! 

FTC Disclaimer: Thanks to Twisted Tail for inviting me to the 2017 Whiskey Bonanza. Regardless, my opinions are mine alone and, therefore, unbiased.

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