Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Tasting Series #6

   The White Whiskey
     Saturday, August 25th   7pm
      $35 Clubroom Members
      $50 Non-Members


School is back in session and so are our Tasting Series! Join us as we sample some of our favorite White Whiskeys held in house. From white dog to white lightening and everything in between, we'll learn what makes this style of whiskey so popular as of late and each so special and unique. Limited tix available. For Tickets

Friday, August 10, 2012

Yehmon! Not Your Typical Rum

 Since 1968 Silvano Samaroi has used his fine honed palate to hand select and bottle some of the world's finest whiskies. For some time, he was the only non-British or non-Scottish person doing this type of work and doing it very well. Then came a trip to the Caribbean, when and where he fell in love with Rum. All of Samaroli's rums are hand picked barrels from small distilleries all along the Equator from Cuba to Fiji; they are then shipped back to his facility in Scotland for bottling and aging- preferring the aging seasons in Scotland to produce a finer quality rum.

His passion is our gain, and it is quite an honor to have on hand Rums that are so select that we most likely won't find their equals again!

Samaroli selections in house:

Caribbean 2003- Casks #6 and #8, Cuba
(As you can guess, can't be labeled Cuban in the US).
Bottle #89 of 648, aged 7 years a the time of bottling. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Young, crisp, very clean with a fast finish. Has notes of vanilla, turbinado sugar, nutmeg and toasted nuts.

Fiji 2001- Cask #1, Fiji Islands
Bottle #235 of 350. Distilled in the Fiji Islands 2001. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Grassy and medicinal nose. On the tongue smooth and buttery with balanced ripe banana, coconut and hint of hibiscus flower.

Guadeloupe 1998 Rhum Agricole- Casks #39 and #50
Bottle #161 of 330. Distilled in Guatemala. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Spicy and smokey, slightly Scotch like in style, subtle vanilla. Finished in a used whiskey barrel and has a pressed cane flavor true to Agricole rhums.

Yehmon Evolution 2011- Multi-Cask, Caribbean Area
Bottle #238. Distilled in the Caribbean Area. 90 Proof
This 2011 blended rum features 12.5% each from the following single barrel selections:
1988 Demerara Dark Rum, 1990 Demerara Dark Rum, 1998 Demerara Dark Rum, 1996 Barbados, 2001 Barbados, 1992 Jamaica, 2000 Jamaica, and 2001 Fiji

Flavor profile: Complex and interesting. Vibrant with toasted nuts and vanilla, sassafras root during the finish.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Dram and a Stick

Calling all Triangle-area Cigar Aficionados! Tonight in the Clubroom we have a membership drive for the Bull City Smokers Cigar Club, which meets here monthly on the last Wednesdays at 8p.  

For tonight's special meeting we'll have a Glenmorangie tasting courtesy of the folks at Whiskey and Southern Wine & Spirits. Come early at 7:30 for a seat!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hot Summer Nights...

Just because it's wicked hot out, not to mention humidity as all, doesn't mean one has to remain locked up in front of the A/C at home. We've got live music, A/C, and best of all, cool cocktails or better yet- a dram of the brown stuff, on a rock or two if you need it. Here's a few events to sway you to brave those sweltering nights:
Live Music:
EVERY THURSDAY 10(ish) Brian Horton Trio
SAT 7/14 9p Ironing Board Sam
SAT 7/21 9p Ryan Hanseler & guests

LAST WEDNESDAYS 8p Bull City Cigar Club mtg

We'll be here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We're Ramping Things Up....

You may have noticed a few changes here and there at Whiskey and the Club Room. Not only have we keep true to offering a Tasting Series event in the Club Room every month, starting the long awaited Cigar Club (last Wed of every month 8p in the Club Room), you will see in the coming months an updated website (visible on mobile devices), as well as a revival of Whiskey's blog- The Snifter and the Shaker.

As always, we appreciate your continued patronage and enthusiasm for the brown spirits and traditional cocktails as we do!

Topic or tasting you'd like to see? Email us!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New In-House Selections to Ward Off the Autumn Chills

High West Silver OMG Pure Rye | Park City, UT

OMG here means - Old MononGahela rye. The Monongahela is a river in western Pennsylvania, the name means "falling banks" in reference to the geological instability of the river's banks, which are high, get washed out and therefore collapse. PA became the epicenter of American distilling when whiskey production boomed in the 1800's. Before Prohibition most of the known stills were in PA, primarily using rye where as Kentucky used corn. Old MononGahela rye was considered some of the best there was. However, the distilleries in Pennsylvania all went out of business and the industry there never recovered to the extent the bourbon distilleries in Kentucky did. High West painstakingly researched the recipe for their OMG Pure Rye, made from 80% rye and 20% malted rye and has brought back a true American product.

Tasting Notes:
Packs a unrefined sweet heat and spice, notes of deep red fruits at the start, then mellows to an alluring crisp citrus and smooth finish. A favorite for it’s unique complexity.

High West Bourye | Park City, UT

Bourye is a combination of “Bou” for bourbon and “rye” for rye whiskey. A 50/50 blend made with three whiskies: a 10-year-old bourbon with a mash bill of 75 percent corn, 20 percent rye and 5 percent barley malt; a 12-year-old straight rye whiskey that's 95 percent rye and five percent barley malt; and finally a 16-year-old straight rye with 53 percent rye, 37 percent corn and 10 percent malt.

Tasting Notes:
Balanced yet complex with notes of molasses, coconut and caramel, rye bite at the finish.

Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel | Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky
This is the second limited edition Bourbon in the Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon collection. Aged 11 years and 7 months years in Warehouse C, built by Col. Taylor in 1881 as well as bottled in bond.

Tasting Notes:
This is one for Scotch fans. Starts sweet and buttery, goes to a mild zesty citrus character and then an expected smokiness kicks in, reminiscent of a Scotch.

And now for a little love from overseas....

Bushmill’s 1608 Anniversary | Ireland

The bottled 1608 Anniversary is a homage to the last 400 years of perfecting the art form of distilling. The 1608 is a blend of Bushmills malt whiskies (a selection from those aged in either American oak or Spanish sherry casks), a small amount of Irish grain whiskey and the crystallized malt.

Tasting Notes:
Toffee-like smoothness with vanilla, honey and dried fruit notes. Mild and smooth all the way though. A bar favorite.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Upcoming October Events

VIP Wine Taste
& Buy Event

Thursday, October 27th 2011 7-9pm.

Featuring selections from the Authentique Vin portfolio

Please join us for an evening of fascinating fun and flavors from France as
we explore French winemakers and their far and fetched fares. Special orders
(with very special pricing!) will be taken during event for delivery the
following week.
$55 / Club Room Members $70 / Non-Members

Sound Fabulous? RSVP at whiskeydurham@gmail.com

PS: This event is limited to 35 attendees so respond quickly for a spot!