Women in Whiskey
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Americans drank nearly 37 million cases of domestically produced whiskey last year, nearly a 40 percent increase from a decade ago. In the 1990s, only about 15 percent of whiskey drinkers were female. Today, women represent almost 40 percent of whiskey imbibers in the U.S. Step aside gentleman! Whiskey has an “old boys club” reputation rooted in its history, but there’s a vanguard of new female distillers, blenders and tasters greatly influencing the whiskey world, and big spirits companies are also filling top spots with women. The Coopers Tavern warmly welcomes Robin Nance, Beam Suntory National Brand Ambassador, and Tish Harcus, Curator of the Canadian Club Heritage Center for a special dinner celebrating Women & Whiskey. Robin Nance is the keynote speaker at this year’s WhiskyFest in Chicago, the nation’s leading Whiskey Festival.
$60 includes 4 courses, 4 whiskey cocktails, whiskey tasting pours, and a complimentary tasting glass. Tax and tip also included.
6:30 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner
Irish boxty (potato pancake) with house-cured and smoked local trout, sauce béarnaise, pickled red onion, fresh herbs
paired with Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky (neat tasting pour & cocktail)
Grilled salmon glazed with stout and honey BBQ sauce, cucumber and melon salad, Hazzard Free Farm grits, pickled smoked mushroom
paired with Alberta Rye Whisky (neat tasting pour & cocktail)
Braised short rib of beef, celeriac purée, charred root vegetables, warm pearled barley salad with shallots and fresh herbs
paired with Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky (neat tasting pour & cocktail)
Dark chocolate torte with whiskey and cherry gelée, chantilly cream, candied nuts
paired with Bowmore 15 Year Old “Darkest” Sherry Cask Islay Single Malt Whisky (neat pour)
Women in Whiskey : Free Seminar & Tasting Event
Tue, March 21, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Free to Public
The Coopers Tavern warmly welcomes Robin Nance, Beam Suntory National Brand Ambassador, and Tish Harcus, Curator of the Canadian Club Heritage Center to Madison. These highly respected whiskey experts will lead an interactive and open conversation based on gender equity in the whiskey business. Robin Nance is the keynote speaker at this year’s WhiskyFest in Chicago, the nation’s leading Whiskey Festival.
This seminar and tasting event is free and open to the public, limited to 40 guests. Robin and Tish will lead attendees through a tasting line up of 3 whiskies from around the globe: Canadian Club 100% Rye, Alberta Rye, and Auchentoshan American Oak. A complimentary welcome cocktail, featuring one of the highlighted whiskies, will be presented by The Coopers Tavern. Tasting notes, glassware, and light snacks will be provided.
After the seminar, join Robin and Tish for a special happy hour from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, with whiskey cocktails and conversation around The Coopers Tavern upstairs bar. Canadian Club 100% Rye, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, and Auchentoshan American Oak cocktails will be available (cash bar).