High West Distillery Bourbon & Rye Tasting Event
Reservations - 504.274.1815
Bourbon House and the New Orleans Bourbon Society are thrilled to welcome Distiller David Perkins from High West Distillery & Saloon. David Perkins will guide you through a tasting from Utah's first distillery since the 1870s. Their passion for the great American West and love of whiskey have created an interesting and varied portfolio of small-batch bourbons and ryes. If the whiskey alone isn't enough, Beverage Director Barry Himel has crafted cocktails and Executive Chef Darin Nesbit has created a delicious hors d'oeuvre/tasting menu to complement the flavors of High West Whiskey.
Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Seared Beef with bourbon honey mustard
Popcorn Rice Arancini filled with manchego and topped with orange chili sauce
Caviar & Blini Station
A selection of Cajun caviar atop corn blinis
Crudite and Charcuterie Station
An assortment of pickled vegetables, red bean hummus, smoked fish mousse,
house cured meats, and fried fish "crackers" with bourbon salt and vinegar chips
March 28th, 6:30pm
Bourbon House Second Floor
$35.00 per person plus tax and gratuity
Oyster and Wine Tasting Results
The verdict is in! Wines were sipped, oysters were slurped and the people have spoken! The following wines were sampled in a blind taste test to determine the Gulf Oyster's best wine pairing:
1) Terlano Terlaner Classico Alto Adige 2010
Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
2) Foxglove, Chardonnay, Central Coast 2010
3) Joseph Mellot, “La Chantellenie”, Sancerre 2010
4) Uriondo, Bizkaiko Txakolina 2011
Mune Mahatsa, Txori Mahatsa
5) Mar de Frades, Albarino, Val do Salnes 2011
We had two judging pools; People's Choice and Expert's Choice. Our Expert judges consisted of Actor Bryan Batt, Writer Pableaux Johnson, Food Editors Jyl Benson and Daniel Schumacher and Food Activist and Radio Personality Poppy Tooker. The Experts selected wine number 5, the Albarino as the best pairing.
People's Choice went to wine number 1, a Northern Italian blended wine.
A big thank you to all of our participants!