When: Thu., Oct. 20 2011
Irish native Declan Synnott has owned and operated Parnell's Pub in Cleveland Heights for almost 15 years: long enough, in other words, to take heed of the growing interest in fine scotches and Irish whiskeys. His response: a series of guided tasting sessions happening monthly right up till St. Patrick's Day. Tonight's lesson focuses on blended, vatted, and single-malt varieties, from Johnnie Walker Black to Laphroaig 10. Guiding you through this smoky, peaty, floral, and honeyed world will be local libations expert and raconteur Joe DeLuca. "I really don't know how he does it," laughs Liz Synnott, "but Joe knows way too much about whiskey!" You can put DeLuca — and your taste buds — to the test tonight at 8 p.m. Cost is $25; reserve your space via eventbrite. — Cicora 2167 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-321-3469, scotchniteatparnells2.eventbrite.com.