J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville welcomed guests and trade professionals to its “Single Barrel Celebration” highlighting the venue’s hand-selected Old Forester Bourbon on November 18. Guests sampled the spirit neat and in cocktails while enjoying bourbon-inspired pub menu creations. Early in November, J. Timothy’s staff traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to select a barrel at the Old Forester distillery. The bourbon features tasting notes of “cocoa, vanilla and hot chocolate with a smooth flavor, yet spicy,” with flavors of vanilla, cardamom, cocoa and caramel on the finish. Leading up to the celebration dinner, Master Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan visited J. Timothy’s to take guests through an educational tasting of the spirit.
Photo courtesy J. Timothy’s Taverne.