Pappy Van Winkle and Brisket Dinners at Percy Street


Percy Street Barbecue has snagged a few bottles of the practically impossible to secure, Pappy Van Winkle 10, 12 and 23 year old bourbons, and they’re pairing the bourbon with a special brisket dinner for some quick-fingered followers of Percy Street.

Percy Street is offering three bourbon + brisket dinners for a maximum of eight guests for $800 (includes tax and gratuity). The dinner will include pours of all three of the Pappy Van Winkle bourbons, a whole brisket plus off-menu dishes and treats created by chef/owner Erin O’Shea.

The dinners will be released one at a time via Twitter and Percy Street’s email newsletter. First email reply scores the dinner.

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Only In Atlantic City: Anthrax Bourbon


If you happen to have a member of the family who likes both bourbon and the metal band Anthrax, we’ve got the gift idea for you: Anthrax bourbon. The band is now selling Anthrax Indian’s Bourbon and only at the Atlantic City Bottle Company in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read more »

Northern Liberties Original Is Now Bourbon and Branch


One of the first reasons to venture to Northern Liberties was Liberties Restaurant. But that was back in the nineties and that rose has long lost its bloom. Now the bar and restaurant is being remade as Bourbon and Branch.

Alex Carbonell is the chef and owner of the new establishment. He has previously been in the kitchen at Lola’s in New Hope. Carbonell will be serving up pub fare with a twist like lamb bourguignon shepherds pie and tikka masala mussels.

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Twisted Tail Whiskey Pairing Dinner


Headhouse Square’s The Twisted Tail is amidst its own little renaissance. Its original scathing reviews imprinted a below-average name to a place with a lot of potential, and then all was fixed. There’s a bunch of whiskey events happening this week at the southern food/whiskey and blue’s lovin’ joint (for National Bourbon Heritage Month), but there’s something that stands out among the rest:

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Bourbon Battle at the Trestle


Everyone’s favorite Eraserhood whiskey bar is throwing a battle royale. On Wednesday, March 27th, from 6-9 p.m., The Trestle Inn is hosting a bourbon battle, where contenders will be mixing up their best bourbon cocktail and finding out where theirs stand amongst the rest.

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12 Days of Whiskey Festival Starts Friday at Fiume

Fiume - Photo by Trevor Dixon

Kevin James Holland, the operator of West Philadelphia’s Fiume, is a serious fan of the brown liquors, and this Friday, he’s launching the bar’s third annual whiskey festival. And even if Fiume wasn’t a tiny bar with six stools and a handful of tables, Holland’s fest would be most ambitious. Read more »

Like Bourbon? So Does Jose Garces

At JG Domestic, February is apparently bourbon month because for 28 straight days, the crew there are celebrating the brown spirit like they forgot its birthday.

So how are they celebrating? By pouring it, natch. Lots and lots of it. All throughout the month of February, they’ll be offering two different flights of small-batch bourbons: A $10 “Lawrenceburg” option that brings Buffalo Trace, Maker’s Mark and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, and an upscale “Versailles” flight for $20 which involves Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Woodford Reserve and Black Maple Hill. For an additional $9, the kitchen will create custom bar snacks to accompany your flight.

But wait, that’s not all…

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