When we set out to start 3st of the Month, we had a simple goal in mind. Bring cool people together in great locations with really good booze. Our August 3st certainly kicked that off with a bang, but tomorrow's 3st of the Month is taking things to a whole other level.
Here's what to expect.
The guys at M Street have been gracious enough to host us in The Rosewall, a very cool private event facility tucked among their other treasures on McGavock. If driving, you'll pull in from 12th Ave and valet services are provided free, courtesy of Park Nashville.
When you check in, be sure to bring a valid ID that proves you're over 21. This is a booze event after all. We'll ask first-time guests who aren't on our mailing list to give their email, permitting them to become an automatic member of 3st of the Month.
Then grab a glass and let the festivities begin. This month's 3st of the Month is presented in partnership with the Music City Food + Wine Festival, happening September 21 + 21 here in Nashville. They've worked with the chefs at M Street to get some great bites for the crowd and will be providing $1500 in tickets for us to give away a little later in the evening.
You also know you can drink with a conscience, as a portion from the proceeds of September's 3st will go to the Tiny But Might Fund, a great cause celebrating the unbreakable bonds between pups and their people, while raising awareness and funds for animal welfare and rescues.
But back to the drinking...the lineup of booze this month is nothing short of monumental. Here's what's scheduled to attend:
Angel’s Envy Bourbon - A delicious Bourbon finished in Port Wine barrels. You'll be able to try a special cocktail, just for the occasion.
Angel’s Envy Rye - This very limited Rye Whiskey is finished in Rum casks. Guests will be able to sample a sip of this highly-allocated spirit.
Belle Meade Bourbon - Nashville's own will be there whipping up a special cocktail for 3st Members. Meet the owners and hear about the developments in their new distillery in Marathon Village, opening this fall.
Four Roses Bourbon: Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel - A trio of great Bourbon and an excellent chance to compare the differences that maturity makes in a booze. Plus, there's a rumor of a "Bonfire of the Vanities" cocktail that's sure to impress.
Hibiki Japanese Blended Whiskey - If you're a lover of Scotch, you should try Hibiki. It's a artfully-blended whiskey from Japan that you'll have to taste to believe!
Hochstadter’s Slow & Low - We're excited to have these guys on board, and not just because they have pinups on the inside of the label. This "Rock & Rye" is essentially a cocktail in a bottle, but don't let that fool you, because this Rye Whiskey concoction packs a punch at 84 proof.
Jameson Black Barrel - New to Nashville, this special incarnation of Jameson is named for the deeply-charred oak barrels that impart flavors of charred wood, deep spice and exotic fruit to this rich and smooth Irish Whiskey.
Lock Stock & Barrel 13 Year Straight Rye Whiskey - There are moments that you should always remember. Getting to sample from a bottle of this 13-year Rye should be one of them. Retailing for between $125-150/bottle, this might be the only time you'll get to try this one, so savor every sip.
Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Whisky - Yeah, sure you've likely had Old Forester before. After all, it's been around for generations. But we're betting you have not had a taste of their Signature 100 Proof. They'll be whipping up a special cocktail just for the occasion.
TINCUP Whiskey - This Colorado-made whiskey is made from the cool water of the Rocky Mountains, but don't expect some silver bullet train here. It's a smooth, drinkable whiskey and the cocktail, the Gold Rush, is sure to be a crowd favorite, made with fresh lemon and honey syrup.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked - Just like it sounds, this special Bourbon takes the already incredible Woodford Reserve and ages it a second time in deeply-toasted oak barrels to extract even more soft, sweet oaky character. It would be a sin mix this stuff into a cocktail, so you'll be getting it either neat or with a single cube.
Yamazaki Japanese Single Malt Whisky 12 & 18 - Yamazaki is Suntory’s flagship single malt, multi-layered with fruit and Mizunara aroma. Its signature multi-layered taste is highly praised by whisky connoisseurs all over the world. You'll be enjoying both the 12 year and 18 year versions. Consider yourself lucky indeed.
But wait, you're not a lover of the brown booze? We have you covered too.
Yazoo is bringing a very special keg of Sly Rye Porter that was aged in Jim Beam Barrels.
Wine will be provided by Mira Winery from Napa California. They'll have three delicious options to choose from; Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet.
But there's more to do than just drink and eat. We'll have a photo booth from Picture Booth, a great playlist (that we'll share for you to enjoy) and of course tons of great people. Before you leave, make sure you pick up one of this month's souvenir posters, courtesy of Moxie Print Market.
After all is said and done, the most important thing to us is your safety. Uber Nashville is extending a 10% discount to all 3st members with the code 3STWHISKEY. Please do not drink and drive!
But wait! We can't miss a chance to thank our incredible sponsors, without whom 3st of the Month would not be possible: