The legendary Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Lexington, KY) is internationally famed for producing some of the most sought after bourbons in existence. While most bars that receive a special allocation choose to stash their supply, the cocktail industry heavyweights behind Craft & Commerce have chosen instead to celebrate theirs with friends. To honor the highly anticipated arrival of Pappy’s 2014 release, Little Italy’s most celebrated cocktail haven will host an intimate Pappy pairing experience, aptly titled “Pappy’s Coming to Dinner.”
Dedicated Bourbon lovers will be falling over themselves for a chance to sample what some call the most elusive whisky in the world. A three-course collaboration menu will feature an individual pour of Pappy’s elusive 12-Year, 15-Year, and 20-Year Vintages. Executive Chef Jason McLeod (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Soda & Swine) and Chef Julio Castillo (Craft & Commerce) have put together plates to pair perfectly alongside each whiskey. Adding an extra layer of depth to the pairings, a few of San Diego’s top rated breweries (Stone Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey, AleSmith, Modern Times) will pair one of their exclusive suds alongside each course as well.
The evening kicks off with a welcome cocktail while guests mingle with fellow food & beverage enthusiasts before taking their seats. “Dr. Bill” Sysak (craft beer ambassador for Stone Brewing Co.) will be in attendance to offer attendees insight into the menu pairings at hand. Bill is respected worldwide for his limitless knowledge of beer and food pairings from every corner of the globe.
Tickets are limited to 35 attendees, click here to purchase tickets for the event.