Hawthorn Speakeasy Series: American Whiskey

Event has passed (Tue Nov 21, 2017 - Tue Nov 21, 2017)
6PM - 8PM


Hawthorn Speakeasy Series: American Whiskey
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Step inside our beautiful brick basement and discover iconic whiskeys of the U.S. in an intimate atmosphere that hints of a speakeasy past.

Whiskey experts Sam and Yong will guide students through a tasting of 5 different styles of American whiskey designed to expand the palette and answer questions such as:

-How to describe the flavors of whiskey
-What distinguishes the various types of whiskey
-How to order whiskey in a bar and navigate a liquor store/bar menu
-What terms on the whiskey label such as "single barrel" really mean
-What are some classic cocktails made with whiskey
-and more!

Yong has over a decade of experience behind the bar, including stints AT Bar in Shanghai, Bourbon & Branch, and currently, China Live, where he co-developed the scotch-heavy cocktail menu.

Sam is a former brand ambassador for Buffalo Trace/Sazerac for Mainland China. He has bartended at some of the best whiskey bars around the world, from Senator Saloon (voted best American whiskey bar in Shanghai) to Hard Water (named one of the best bourbon bars in the US).

21+ only. Expected class time 2-2.5 hours.
Space is very limited, register today to reserve your seat!

46 Geary St. San Francisco


  1. Hawthorn 46 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA