The Westbury will host an exclusive tasting evening on June 14th in The Sidecar with Master Blender Drew Mayville of Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery, home of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon – offering guests an immersive evening of history and incomparable flavour in the iconic and opulent bar

Bourbon connoisseurs and appreciators, get out your diaries… The Westbury, a part of The Doyle Collection Hotel Group and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is delighted to announce an extraordinary occasion in its Art Deco-inspired bar, The Sidecar. On June 14, a limited number of lucky guests will be taken through the history of a rare and elusive bourbon collection with an exclusive tasting event. This very special evening will be hosted by Drew Mayville, Master Blender at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, home to the world-famous Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbons. 

This anticipated event will offer guests a unique opportunity to experience five of Pappy Van Winkle’s exceptional bourbon selections alongside individually paired canapés imagined by Sandeep Singh, Executive Chef at The Westbury: whiskey cured salmon and Guinness bread with lemon crème fraiche; short rib, bone marrow and croquettes with Gochujang aioli; goat’s cheese mousse, glazed figs, organic honey and caramelised walnuts; and butter poached lobster with lobster cream. Each of these servings has been created in collaboration with Drew Mayville to complement the specific tasting notes of the prized bourbons presented on the night, while also celebrating the very best of Irish seasonal produce with a creative twist.

“We are thrilled to have the honour of hosting an evening with Pappy Van Winkle’s own Master Blender, Drew Mayville,” says Ian Nolan, Head of Bars for The Doyle Collection. “This prestigious occasion will include the opportunity to encounter a selection of the distillery’s most remarkable bourbons in Drew’s presence, accompanied by magnificent pairings created by our Executive Chef Sandeep Singh and the team in The Westbury. I have no doubt that this evening will be an unforgettable taste experience for our guests.”

The Pappy Van Winkle Tasting Evening in The Sidecar takes place on Tuesday, June 14th at 6.30pm. Tickets are €175 per person and are extremely limited.

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