Have You Seen our Across the Bar: Whiskey 101 in NYC?

Across the Bar host, Paul Barron heads to The Flatiron Room in New York City for a blind whiskey tasting.

Whiskey Sommelier Heather Green explains how to distinguish a taste for whiskey – beginning from olfactory senses to the point of actually tasting all the notes in a variety. Green goes into the history of different whiskey variations, what makes them unique, and what elements qualify a proper Bourbon. Watch the full episode below as we make our way from a smoky, peaty whiskey to a creamy, silky Japanese variety.

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On a recent trip to New York City, Across the Bar host Paul Barron explores Casa Mezcal, a cocktail bar for the serious drinker. Co-founder Ignacio educates us on mezcal, the first distilled drink in the U.S. that reigns from Mexico that is often compared to a smoky tequila. We indulge in a few customized cocktails - the Llano en Llamas (mezcal, serranos, basil, lime, pineapple, agave and St. Germain); São Paulo (vanilla-infused mezcal, aged cachaça and damiana liqueur); and mixologist Miguel Aranda's herb-infused Mexican Monastery drink. Watch the full episode below to find out which complementary ingredients Casa Mezcal recommends and what the team has up their sleeve in the near future!