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Heather Greene, one of America’s leading whiskey experts and the author of Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, will join Brian Bevilacqua, Bourbon Master at Bank & Bourbon on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm for a private tasting, discussion of bourbon and signing of her book in the private dining room at Bank & Bourbon 1200 Market Street in the historic PSFS Building.
Like Bevilacqua, her expertise fostered the creation of a title that embodies her vast knowledge of bourbon and whiskey, she is The Director of Whiskey Education and sommelier at The Flatiron Room in Manhattan where her classes sell-out regularly. Bevilacqua and Greene met last year when Bank & Bourbon was in its planning stages. Their combined love of bourbon, whiskey and spirits brought them together and has inspired many on-going conversations and shared experiences. This common appreciation lead to Brian’s desire to introduce Greene and her book to Philadelphia.
“This will be a great opportunity for Philadelphia to meet Heather. She is a leader in our industry and extremely knowledgeable and well versed on bourbon and whiskey. There are a limited number of VIP seats for the private event with Greene that will include whiskey sampling, as well as a signed copy of her book. This event is being offered at $30 per person and it begins at 6:30pm – RSVP is a must to. A free general public book signing will take place in Bank & Bourbon from 7:30 – 9pm and books will be available for purchase on site,” he added.
In her new guide WHISK(E)Y DISTILLED: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life Greene takes the mystery out of whiskey and makes it approachable for the wine lover, cocktail drinker, beer enthusiast, as well as those who are already dipping their toes into the world of whiskey but need a little guidance. Even those who feel they know everything there is to know: Greene can teach them something with game-changing ideas and new ways to approach nosing and tasting whiskeys from around the globe.
WHISK(E)Y DISTILLED comes out of Greene’s dealing with the public daily at her Whiskey 101 classes and answering thousands of questions she’s been asked over the years. Not merely a history or tasting guide, Greene takes readers on a journey of what whiskey is, how to nose, how to start a collection and most importantly, how to find what kind of whiskey you like from Scotland to the US to Japan and even emerging markets.
In the world of whiskey, Greene is the first American woman to serve on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Tasting Panel in Scotland and first woman to win Whisky Magazine‘s American Young Ambassador of the Year award.