The word “whiskey” (or whisky) comes from the Irish (or ‘Gaelic’) uisce beatha, meaning water of life. Enjoy a night of tasting and learning guided by experts from The Wise Old Dog, a boutique bottle shop in West Hartford. Participants will learn what makes Irish whiskeys unique in flavor profile and sample several from the last Irish-owned distilleries, from counties Wicklow, Louth, and Dublin. Surprisingly during the height of the Great Hunger, whisky was still in production, giving this distilled drink centuries of uninterrupted history.
The tasting will be held in an outdoor tent next to the museum. Light food will be served. The museum will be open with live music from Irish music-trio Daymark, and various activities and crafts. Tickets to this event are $50 and must be purchased online. All attendees must be over 21. The ticket cost includes a tasting glass.