Boozehounds, mark your calendars: Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit (5 West 19th Street, 212-929-2323) is hosting its third annual Whisk(e)y Fest throughout the entire month of February. Each day of the month will be dedicated to a featured brown spirit, which you can taste for free between 5 and 8 p.m. And with every whiskey purchase of $100 or more, you'll be entered into a raffle for a chance to buy a bottle of the infuriatingly rare Pappy Van Winkle — at retail price: ten-, fifteen-, and twenty-year expressions will be sold to the winners for $88, $149, and $198, respectively. Not bad, considering that they're now fetching close to that on eBay...for an empty bottle.
Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Super Bowl Sunday is here, which means it's time to get your fill of nachos and wings. If that's not your bag, though, you should still eat: There are plenty of non-sporting-themed food and drink events happening this weekend, too.
Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit via Facebook A month-long whiskey party starts this Sunday.
This Sunday is National Irish Coffee Day (yes, that's a real thing), and the Dead Rabbit (30 Water Street, 646-422-7906) is celebrating in grand fashion. The inimitable FiDi watering hole is hosting five hours of frivolity, including live traditional Irish seisiún music, and a special visit from cocktail historian Dave Wondrich. And, oh yes, a free Jameson-laced Irish coffee just for walking in the door. I probably should have mentioned that first, yeah?
The Dead Rabbit
Enjoying a much-deserved day off? Need a distraction from the fact that a lot of other people have today off? Here's a guide to five excellent food and drink events taking place this week.
Love Switzerland? Consider attending Metzgete this week.