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IN-STORE TASTINGS

We’re all for education, so here at Cask we like to throw weekly public tastings to introduce our customers to new products. We host representatives of different brands to come to our stores to pour tastes and talk about the production and origin of their wares. During these little events, we’ve tasted everything from Islay Scotch and Japanese Whisky to California gin and Kentucky Bourbon. This is a chance to get to know a product you already love better or to learn something new. The best part is that it’s free! We update this page regularly with the tastings for the week so stay tuned!

Tasting Schedule

3rd Street

Date Time Product Description
Thursday 2/21 4-6 pm Starward Australian Whiskey & Mr. Black’s Coffee Liqueur Get ready for the Aussie invasion as we debut two new spirits. Starward whiskey is produced in Melbourne by a team of ex microbrewers. The grain is Australian two row barley, fermented with a blend of distiller’s and brewer’s yeasts. Last but not least, this whiskey spends its entire life aging in wine barrels. Starward partnered with a few local distilleries for their red wine barrel sourcing (think Penfolds) and the whiskey is aged for 3-5 Melbourne years.
Next up, we have Mr. Black’s coffee liqueur made in Sydney. These folks control every part of the process, roasting the coffee beans, brewing the cold brew, and distilling the alcohol for the base. Using organic ingredients, 100% Arabica beans, and a neutral grain spirit, they add just a touch of sugar for balance. Put this in your next Espresso-tini and don’t even front like you’re too good for them.
Friday 2/22 5-7 pm Proud Mary Bloody Mary Mix Mcvicker Pickles mixes their tangy pickle brine with California-grown tomatoes and and a special blend of spices to bring you the San Francisco-born Proud Mary. They recommend 2 parts Proud Mary to one part of your favorite spirit. Add ice, shake it like you mean it, garnish with creativity and drink up. And yay for local, women owned businesses!

Rincon Center

Date Time Product Description
Thursday 2/21 4-6 pm Ron del Barrilito From Puerto Rico’s oldest rum distillery, this spirit has been crafted by hand using the same methods since the 1880s. You may have noticed that they disappeared from the shelves for a while, and we’re happy to have them back in the US after some restructuring. This molasses based rum is aged to perfection in vintage American white oak sherry barrels. We’ll be pouring their crowd favorite 3 Star as well as their newly released overproof.
Friday 2/22 4-6pm Metiche Salmiana, El Mero Mero and Domingo Legendario Mezcales A flight of three amazing, traditional mezcales from one importer, experience a variety of agave types and regional productions. Our feature will be the Mezcal Legendario Domingo, crafted in the village of San Luis del Rio in Oaxaca, Mexico. Master Mezcalero Gregorio Velasco uses espadin agave, which is harvested at maturity around 8 to 9 years old. Traditionally made, the piñas are roasted in underground ovens for days before being pressed by a traditional tahona, which is composed of a large round stone pulled by a horse. The juice is then fermented in wooden oak vats (called tinas) before being double-distilled through copper stills. Perfect for cocktails and sipping! We’ll also being pouring Mero Mero Espadin & the Metiche Salmiana (great for mezcal beginners!) from San Luis Potosi.

Berkeley

Not tastings this week:(

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