Tastings: American Whiskey

Tonya Hopkins, tasting an array of American whiskeys, on Dec. 8, 2017, at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Tastings: American Whiskey

Old Stone House of Brooklyn | Gowanus

Swirl, smell and sip your way through an evening with Tonya Hopkins, tasting an array of American whiskeys, accompanied by delicious cheeses from Brooklyn's, Crown Finish Caves, and other complementary treats on Friday December 8, 2017, from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn in Gowanus.

American food & drinks scholar/writer/raconteur Tonya Hopkins is the great granddaughter of a Prohibition Era speakeasy "entrepreneur" and a mixology maven who's worked in many aspects of the wine and spirits industry for nearly two decades.

Whiskey's history dates back to the 10th century, when Irish and Scottish monks, lacking vineyards, began fermenting grain mash.  By the 18th century, here in America, whiskey was sometimes used as currency during the Revolutionary War - and post-Revolutionary War excise taxes on whiskey led to mass protests and rebellion.  By 1964, bourbon had become the country's official distilled spirit - and our appreciation for this distinctly American liquor has only grown over time.


Friday December 8, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Tastings @ OSH: American Whiskey
$45 tickets on-line at Brown Paper Tickets


Old Stone House & Washington Park — historic site and park conservancy

The Old Stone House & Washington Park is dedicated to preserving and teaching local and national history as it has impacted our historically significant Brooklyn neighborhood.

We are also the conservancy organization for JJ Byrne Playground and Washington Park – caring for our neighborhood park, playground and gardens to create a vibrant public space.

We support and contribute to the needs of the present-day community through family programs, arts and cultural events and neighborhood advocacy.

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.