The Twisted Tail Hosts Ultimate Whiskey Tasting Event with Über-Exclusive Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year
The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue on Headhouse Square known for its progressive cocktail program and extensive array of brown spirits, is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime Owner’s Collection Tasting with Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year on Friday, February 2, 7-9pm.
George Reilly, Master Craftsman and The Twisted Tail Owner, will lead guests in a guided whiskey tasting of the highly sought-after Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year in addition to other rare and hard-to-find whiskeys, including Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and EH Taylor Four Grain. Pour size for the Van Winkle spirits is ¾ oz., while all other tastings are 1 oz. pours.
“We are ecstatic to be one of two licensees in the state to have won a bottle of the coveted Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year and we wanted to create a fun, informative and truly special event to share the experience and spirits with other whiskey enthusiasts,” said Reilly.
Only 710 bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year were released worldwide and The Twisted Tail is one of only two licensees in Pennsylvania to have won a bottle in the Pennsylvania Limited-Release Lottery – bottle number 551 of 710. The exclusive tasting event is for the most discerning enthusiast with a ticket price point of $425.
Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Leo Forneas in addition to the exclusive whiskeys.
Tickets are available here.
The tasting, hosted in the restaurant’s well-appointed second floor event space, is limited to only 25 guests and some tickets have already been sold.
Reilly, Mixologist and longtime barman, heads up the bar program at The Twisted Tail and often hosts informative discussions on spirits and has brought in noted guests such as industry legend Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.
The Twisted Tail boasts one of the city’s best selections of bourbons and whiskeys in addition to a well-considered and extensive craft beer selection.