NYC - Happy 1st Birthday Party!

Happy (belated) birthday, Whisky Wisemen NYC!  Whisky Wisemen’s NYC Chapter celebrated its one year anniversary on Friday, March 18th, and we did it in style with a grand ol’ tasting affair.  Hosted at Back Label Wine Merchant (www.backlabelwine.com) in Chelsea, Whisky Wisemen NYC (WWNYC) had its first “Birthday Boozeday,” a two-hour fête featuring 12 whisky brands; 2 original whisky cocktails -- “Salty Nuts” and “Kilt de Provence” -- crafted by Danny Neff and Jeremy Hawn, two of NYC’s esteemed mixologists; and cupcake-versions of said concoctions provided by the Cocktail Parlor (www.thecocktailparlor.com/), a boozy dessert company founded and owned by Courtney McKamey.  Hannah Dehradunwala, co-founder our charity-partner, Transfernation, joined us for yet another WWNYC event and partied along.

  Courtney of The Cocktail Parlor, provider of “cocktail cupcakes.

Courtney of The Cocktail Parlor, provider of “cocktail cupcakes.

  Danny and Jeremy whipping up specialty whiskey cocktails for the night.

Danny and Jeremy whipping up specialty whiskey cocktails for the night.

As one would think, we packed the house with a program like that: 70 #WiseFriends mingled, jibber-jabbered, ate light bites, and tasted the night away. There was no shortage of whisky and no shortage of cheer.  The evening went by a little too fast, though.

WWNYC have come a long way since its launch last year in March.  In addition to the monthly #ThirdThursday gatherings, we have produced several one-off special events, including a Whiskey + Burlesque Pre-Halloween Party, Industry Nite with Denver & Liely Whisky Glasses, and an exclusive Whiskey + Cigar #ThirdThursday -- “Smoke + Spice” -- back in Summer 2015.   

We are grateful for everyone who have supported thus far, from the brand sponsors to all the bars who have hosted the 2015 events, and last but not least, our Whisky Wisemen community, both on and offline.  It is because of you that Whisky Wisemen and all its chapters, NYC as well as the others, are able to grow and thrive in their respective cities.  We’re certainly looking forward to another amazing year of good whisky, good company, and good-will.  

Ready for year two, WWNYC?!  You bet!

Sláinte,

Annie - NYC Chapter President

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