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Scotch vs. Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
While Japan is the 2nd largest producer of single malt whisky in the world after Scotland, it makes tiny amounts of it compared to the latter. Yet, this is not why it’s so hard to find these days. The truth is, some say it... read more

Craft vs. Major US Whiskey

New York, NY
The small guys’ share in the global American whiskey consumption remains tiny, but it’s growing at a fast pace. You’ve all had some really “interesting” locally made hard liquor, right? But you still think the standard edi... read more

Tequila vs. Mezcal

New York, NY
Technically, Tequila is one specific type of Mezcal…Modern urban sipping commands re-visiting these Mexican Pride loaded spirits. You don’t shoot Tequila anymore, and you practice your Spanish over the obscure agave variet... read more

Cognac vs. Armagnac

New York, NY
They both use the same grape varietals, they’re both brandies from France, aged and all, but somehow they’re absolutely different! Technical differences, historical backgrounds and taste profiles will be explored to tell t... read more
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Past Events

Bourbon vs. Rye

Bourbon vs. Rye

New York, NY
Rye is clearly the backbone of most Bourbons…yet, the “wheaters” lovers will tell you otherwise. But most Ryes really only have 51% of this grain in their mashbill. So, once again, it’s complicated, but we’ll make it easy on you. Rye has been trendy for the last 8 to 10 years now and you sure hav...
Thursday, July 25 2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky

New York, NY
It’s all the rage right now! You’d better know why this category hits the spot. Copper & Oak has the largest selection of Japanese whiskies available in a bar in the whole country, so you better believe we know a great deal about it. Japanese oak, Japanese know-how and a heavy liking for whisk(e)...
Thursday, July 11 2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Scotch

Scotch

New York, NY
It used to be that someone would walk into a bar and ask for a “Scotch, on the rocks please”.  Now, you hear  “gimme a sherried one, neat, would you?” We’ve learned to narrow our orders to a specific style of Scotch whisky: blend or single malt, ex-Bourbon  barrel or ex-Sherry cask, no age statem...
Thursday, June 27 2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Bourbon

Bourbon

New York, NY
You’ll learn a few secrets of the Bourbon trade, along with the technical points of fermentation, distillation and maturation of this American pride. This class is part of our "102" series…for people with already a veneer of knowledge (those who don’t should visit C&O for flights). Bottled water...
Thursday, June 13 2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Repeal Toast

Repeal Toast

New York, NY
Come in to celebrate the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933. In other words, the repeal of prohibition.  We'll celebrate the 85th anniversary of this important milestone by sipping some prohibition era (i.e. old) whiskey.  You'll enjoy your...
Wednesday, December 5 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Passport 2018

Passport 2018

New York, NY
Copper & Oak Passport 2017 Choose 10 ounces from 30 bottles. $450/ticket all inclusive of taxes and gratuity: Kick-off “cocktail” reception before the official start on Friday, July 27 from 6 to 7 pm Passport program runs from Friday, July 27th (7pm). thru Friday, September 28th. Out of 10 p...
Fri, Jul 27 2018 7:00 PM Fri, Sep 28 2018 11:59 PM

Mezcals of Dreams

Mezcals of Dreams

New York, NY
Having reached the pinnacle of cool, Mezcals are also now corrupted by celebrity endorsements and watered-down versions aiming at the status conscious younger crowds endanger this re-discovered category to fully retain its true pedigree: rustic, rural and smoky! The best Mezcals lined up during t...
Tuesday, February 27 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Alt' Grains Whisk(e)y

Alt' Grains Whisk(e)y

New York, NY
Surprise him or her with this one-day early class (VDay is the next day) of unusual whiskies: buckwheat, oat, blue corn, triticale…it’s not a joke, some really good whiskies are made from these grains. You’re used to yellow dent #2 corn in your Bourbon, Concerto barley in your single malt Scotch,...
Tuesday, February 13 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Sherried Malt vs. American Oak Aged Malt

Sherried Malt vs. American Oak Aged Malt

New York, NY
This is the main separating element when it comes to Scotch whisky styles: while the length of maturation, the shapes of the stills, the warehousing conditions and the alcoholic strengths of the releases, etc., all play a role in the creation of a variety of flavor profiles, in the end, the wood ...
Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Alt' Scotch

Alt' Scotch

New York, NY
In other words…the different Scotch whiskies, not your Glenlivet 12 or Macallan 18. Strange blends, bold maturations, unusual finishes, rare finds, etc. The Scotch whisky landscape is not monolithic and offers a great variety of aromas and flavors, if only you give it the time and curiosity of di...
Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
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