everyone wins - september 3st

3st of the Month | September Recap

When we set out on this crazy adventure called 3st of the Month, we had a dream about bringing together great people and great brands in great spaces. Wednesday, September 3rd was exactly that - and then some.

300 of Nashville's finest gathered together - everyone from tatted-up hipsters to buttoned-up doctors gathered together in one of Nashville's (formerly) best kept secret event spots - The Rosewall.  The them was Whisk(e)y vs Bourbon and we took it over the top.

As everyone entered the venue, it was pretty clear they were in for a big night. Thanks to linens and rentals from Liberty Party Rental, dramatic lighting Nashville Audio Visual, and killer posters from Moxie Print Market, there was no doubt you were in for a good time. After checking in and getting a glass, there were 18 different bottles of brown booze to sample from - not to mention Yazoo's special keg of Sly Rye that had been aged in Jim Beam barrels for six months and wines from Mira Winery in Napa Valley.

As we like to say, 3st is a marathon, not a sprint. If you're not careful, you can get pretty shitty at 3st - and that is not the intention. This isn't like Costco on a Saturday where you're trying to shove as many free samples down your throat as physically possible. This is an opportunity to get turned on to cool shit that you may not have known about before - and do it like a responsible adult. And thanks to UBER Nashville, our guests also had a safe ride home in case they did get a little tipsy.

Angel's Envy brought their Bourbon which is finished in Port Wine barrels and 6 bottles of Rye. This is not just any rye - it's a highly-allocated (very limited) Rye that is finished in rum casks. Last year's release of the rye was gone in a flash and we had the only 6 bottles of the new batch in the state of Tennessee for our members and guests to enjoy. Baker Hoffman (man around town, Angel's Envy aficionado) what holding court, mixing a killer concoction with both products, using the bourbon as a base and spritzing a bit of the caramel-like rye on top. 

Belle Meade Bourbon had perhaps the best-named cocktail in the history of drinking - the Absinthe Father. But it was not just well-named, it was well-made. Ed Kolb from Rolf and Daughters was killing it, and everyone was still talking about this one the next day. So much so, that we asked him for the recipe and have published it here for you to make at home.

Four Roses Bourbon brought their A-game as well. Making his second appearance at 3st of the Month, Galen Johnson was serving samples of Four Roses Small Batch and Single Barrel, as well as whipping up a Bonfire of the Vanities cocktail that definitely had people talkin'!

One of the most interesting experiences of the night came at a table simply set with bottles and bucket of ice. We were hoping to expand our guests' perception of Bourbon and Whiskey at this event and Suntory Whiskey from Japan came to 3st with four different bottles of unbelievable unique sprits. We drank both 12 and 18 year Yamazaki (the second bottle retails for about $250), Hibiki 12 and Hakushu. It was the table that everyone had to check out.

If that alone wasn't enough, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey was offering both straight up samples and a cocktail we all went back for more than once. Ryan Moses was whipping these up with a touch of Gomme Syrup from the local Eli Mason folks, Fentiman's Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger, fresh lime and Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters.

Relatively new to Nashville, TINCUP Whiskey from Colorado was representin' the Rockies with their Gold Rush Cocktail - made with a simple recipe of honey syrup, lemon juice and....whiskey, of course! Best bottle design ever.

Next up was a table that had a crowd all night long - a combo of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, served with a single cube of ice and Old Forester Signature 100 Proof, served as a creative spin on a Boulevardier with Aperol, sweet vermouth and thyme.

Another 2-4-1 hit of the night was the table with Slow & Low and Lock Stock & Barrel. A straight rye whiskey aged 13 years, Lock Stock & Barrel needed nothing other than a single cube of ice. Nathan Way even brought over special cubes of ice from our buddies at The Patterson House. Now that's dedication. As for Slow & Low, it's essentially a cocktail in a bottle already, so it was being poured over ice. . . or in a few cases, directly into mouths. 

Finally, a hidden treat was tucked into the upper bar at The Rosewall - Jameson's Black Barrel Select Reserve. Our local reps fought hard to get this stuff to Nashville and one single taste was all you needed to see why.

Our guests could drink with great confidence, knowing that the event was benefiting a great local cause, the Tiny But Mighty Fund. Guests were also having a blast snapping pictures in the Picture Booth and were jammin' to a killer playlist from Jacob Jones. 

But there was more than just booze. Our presenting partner, the Music City Food & Wine Festival was on site and gave a couple lucky folks passes to the event on Sept 21, 22 and also worked directly with the chefs of MStreet on the menu, who provided some delicious bites from Tavern and Kayne Prime. Did someone say Short Rib Tacos?!?

All in all, we think everyone learned that when Whiskey and Bourbon get in the ring together, everyone wins

We'll see you October 3st for Tikitober!

october 3st | what's in the works

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:

Liberty Party Rental

Moxie Print Market

M Street & The Rosewall

Nashville Audio Visual

Park Nashville

Picture Booth

SPEAKeasy Marketing

UBER Nashville