Fri, Oct 21|
Birds Nest & Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival Presents – An American Malt Whiskey Tasting & Dinner
Join Dr. Howell Wright, Whisky Ambassador and Senior Chartered Master Bourbon Taster, and Chef Thomas for an evening of whiskey tasting and perfectly paired culinary delights. Tickets on sale through Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival site. $115 whiskey tasting+4 courses reservations required.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Estes Park, 1221 High Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
About the event
Ticket on sale at https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/birds-nest.html
AMERICAN MALT WHISKEY TASTING at Bird's Nest
DR. HOWELL WRIGHT
$115 whiskey tasting + 4 courses
Westward, American Single Malt, Pinot Noir Cask, 90 Proof
Aroma: Plum, apricot, leather, chocolate ganache
Palate: Golden delicious apple, plantain, nutmeg.
Finish: Rich, dried fruit
Colkegan Single Malt (Santa Fe Spirits), 92 Proof
Aroma: Mesquite smoke, toffee, orange peels and a touch of earthy and generic sweetness.
Palate: Mesquite, vanilla, toffee and a light bit of fruit and spice.
Finish: Short fade of smoke, toffee, spice and a puff of wood.
Westland, American Oak, Single Malt, 92 Proof
Aroma: Lemon and orange custard, waffle cone, crème brûlée, chocolate custard, jasmine. Palate: Rich fruit, Rainier cherries, Swiss chocolate, almond, bananas, cream, Turkish coffee.
Finish: Oaky, banana malt, baking spice, vanilla, caramel, malty sweet, nuts.
F.E.W. Single Malt, 93 Proof
Aroma: Fresh grass and earth with cream, sea-salt caramels, and chocolate fudge. Palate: A surprising fruitiness of apple and citrus, malt, cinnamon, and more chocolate.
Finish:Clean, malty, and warm.
Balcones Texas Single Malt,129. 2 Proof
Aroma: Ripe, buttered stone fruit, banana and pears: honey and rose water with delicate citrus accents.
Palate: Silky and full on the palate with lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade.
Finish: Long finish with lingering toast and burnt sugar notes morphing into rich malt and wood flavors with counterbalancing acidity.
Family-Style Dinner Menu
Chef Thomas Newsted
Winter Solstice Salad
pickled breakfast radish, spiced butternut squash, friséee, yellow endive chiffonade, sherry-charred cherry tomatoes, piquillo pepper-bacon vinaigrette
Berkshire Pork Pot Stickers
white soy-passion fruit glaze, basil, cilantro, ginger, garlic, scallion, butter, toasted white sesame
mustard seed-cardamom rub, garlic green beans, orange-chipotle oyster sauce, crostini
Red Wine Poached Anjou Pears
butterscotch mascarpone filling, pomegranate seeds, hazelnut streusel, natural poaching jus