Whiskey Washback

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 @ 8pm - 11pm

The Bowery Hotel · 335 Bowery, NYC · 2nd Floor

Celebrating the remarkable + rebellious legacy of whiskey & the people that keep it alive today.


Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to OutsmartNYC


This was Whiskey Washback 2016!

  • Over 75 types of premium Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch and more from Hudson, Finger Lakes, Tennessee, Kentucky, Scotland and other regions... including 15-year and older premiums from BenRiach, Aberlour, Lagavulin and others
  • Virgil Kaine presents the lead mixologist from The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog- Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award: World’s Best Bar 2015 hand-crafting whiskey cocktails
  • Oysters shucked on site provided by, Sustainable Seafood Week NYC and Village Fishmonger, fresh local oysters from Fishers Island and Atlantic Capes oyster farms 
  • Savory tastings and light bites from local culinary favorites such as Village FishmongerGemma and Daisy May's.
  • Spirit infused boozy treats from Spoonable Spirits
  • WIN a happy hour for yourself and friends courtesy of Woodford Reserve 
  • WIN a Regional Whiskey Cocktail Kit from Bowery Collective  
  • Photo booth to capture all the whiskey fueled fun!
  • Live Music by The Whiskey Treaty
  • Outdoor terrace cigar lounge bring 'em and smoke 'em

And it all takes place in the Bowery Hotel's stunning 2nd floor event space.

That's how the whiskey rebels would've wanted it.

Please take a moment to learn more about & support our local friends.

Whiskey Washback is also about community. It's about reaching out to local partners (including a few start-ups and entrepreneurs) and developing a platform to help them to grow - to help them engage with new guests, partners and other businesses.

Please take a moment to click through the logos below and show them some much deserved love. Thanks!


Please tip ye hat to our special partners and sponsors.

We're deeply grateful to each of the partners who've joined us to make this journey possible.


October 1794.

U.S. troops march into Western Pennsylvania to quell an uprising of settlers rebelling against the liquor tax. It’s America’s first push to establish federal authority by military means within state boundaries. For many small farmers, whiskey was easier to transport and sell than the grain it came from. It was an informal currency, a means of livelihood, and an enlivener of a tough existence. That was the...

Whiskey Rebellion.

October 13, 2017.

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