Whiskey

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” — Mark Twain

The next event is now scheduled! Join us for “Back to Bourbon, Baby!” on Saturday, July 16, at 6pm at Suzette & Cole Hendrick’s house! This one will be a bit different…


The 26 previous whiskey (and “alt-whiskey”) tastings:

  1. 4/2/22 – Revisting Rum! and other sugarcane spirits!
  2. 11/13/21: Weird/world whiskeys in observance of the weird times we’ve all been through, not post-Delta….
  3. 6/12/21 – The return of in-person (fully vaxed!) whiskey tastings, with a welcome to all Texas whiskeys!
  4. 11/19/20 – Special online whiskey tasting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community, sponsored by Intel!
  5. 2/15/20 – Rye Rising: back to our American whiskey roots!
  6. 9/7/19 – special edition: Tastes of Americana! American whiskey and Americana live music with two bands!
  7. 5/25/19 – 20th edition of the whiskey tasting series: this special event, hosted at the new 4-story home of Amber Allen, celebrated Scotch, bourbon, Japanese, and many other whiskeys, floor by floor.
  8. 5/25/19 – Rye whiskey: over 20 beautiful rye whiskeys were tasted, with Robin Johnston hosting a great night of rye-influenced revelry.
  9. 11/10/18 – almost 20 wonderful whiskies of Japan, hosted by Thomas Giamboi and Rochelle Rae and with some Japanese whisky education from Steve White of Seven Grand and Philipp Detscher of Austin Wine Merchant.
  10. 8/11/18 – Bourbon whiskey: tremendous selection of bourbon whiskey, generou hosted by the amazing Amber Allen
  11. 5/19/18 – Irish whiskey: graciously hosted by the Irish Consul General for Austin, Adrian Farrell, with tips on whiskey-tasting from Level-3 Whiskey Sommelier Anthony Dina!
  12. 2/3/18 – Scotch whisky: perhaps best, most comprehensive whisky selection so far!
  13. 7/1/17 – Gin: leftovers have provided the base for many poolside drinks…
  14. 2/4/17 – Texas whiskeys: we still have a ways to go, but Balcones Single Malt #1…
  15. 11/5/16 – Tequila: delicioso!
  16. 8/13/16 – Japanese whiskey: everyone was amazed
  17. 5/28/16 – Scotch whisky: pretty good selection, and non-whiskey drinkers were impressed
  18. 3/26/26 – Bourbon whiskey: U-S-A!
  19. 10/24/15 – Absinthe: this was also a mistake…
  20. 8/22/15 – Texas whiskeys: hey, we’re tryin’!
  21. 7/18/15 – Irish whiskey: sweet sweet whiskeys…
  22. 5/30/15 – Moonshines & corn whiskey: This was our first mistake.
  23. 4/18/15 – Rum: surprise! there are many great rums!
  24. 10/8/14 – Tequila: many people learned that there are actually good tequilas
  25. 5/22/14 – Bourbon whiskey: Jay’s favorite’s class of whiskey
  26. 4/22/14 – Rye whiskey: love the spicy whiskeys… we need to do this again