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Cue the Whiskey!

A whiskey tasting fund raiser to benefit Playhouse on Park

Spend an hour tasting 4 exclusive whiskeys with nationally known and well respected Level 3 Whiskey Sommelier Irene Tan from Whisky Mentors in Canterbury, CT. The whiskey will be poured into 1/2 ounce tasting samples. After the tasting, participants will be able to spend time asking Irene questions and listening to her tales of how she is able to gain access to exclusive selections. You will also be able to order any of the whiskey and receive them in time for the holidays, or visit her store, Canterbury Liquors for an even larger selection of exclusive whiskey.


The tasting includes:
25 yr Glen Grant Single Cask from Douglas Laing Old Particular 103 PF
12 yr Kurayoshi Malt Blend 92PF
15 yr Whistle Pig Cask Strength Bespoke Barrel blended by Whisky Mentors 117.7 PF
2020 Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 133.9 PF


How It Works:
The tasting will be done via a Zoom meeting. A Zoom link will be sent to ticket holders in advance of the event. Ticket holders will be required to pick up their sample kits at Playhouse on Park prior to the event. Pick up times TBA. You will also receive a whiskey tasting glass to help enhance your experience of the tasting. Orders placed after the event will be delivered to Playhouse on Park and can be picked up there.

This is an exclusive event with only 50 tickets being sold.


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$100 of this purchase is tax deductible. You will be issued a receipt for your tax records.

About Irene Tan

Irene Tan is the owner of Canterbury Liquors and Whisky Mentors Consulting. Prior to purchasing her own store in Canterbury in 2019, she co-owns Brooklyn Northeast Wines and Spirits since 2013. In this short time, Irene has made the retail locations she owns into destinations for whiskey lovers from near and far. She is known for her expertise in selecting some of the best single barrels of whiskies in the country, over 40 barrels to date, 22 of which were purchased for her Canterbury store just this year.

She is well-respected in the industry and highly sought after by brands and distilleries to carry their products.¬†While it’s not just about the knowledge she has about the whiskies she carries, or how she picks winning single barrels, it’s about the passion that exudes from her veins when you meet her to talk about whiskies. She listens to her customers and helps them find that special bottle to share with family and friends.

Her industry related qualifications include a WSET 2 Wine and Spirits Certification passed with Distinction, Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Sherry Wine Specialist, Level 3 Whiskey Sommelier, Executive Bourbon Steward and a Certified Whisky Ambassador.

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