If you’re looking for another reason to love Saturdays, Jose Garces has it: “Five O’Clock Somewhere” Happy Hour at Village Whiskey. Starting tomorrow and every Saturday from thereafter the Iron Chef’s burger-and-whiskey Valhalla will offer weekend warriors and whiskey-loving early birds specially priced food and drinks from 2 to 4 p.m. Each week the Village Whiskey crew will pour featured craft whiskeys for $7 and a rotating selection of cocktails for $6 (see below for more details). In addition to whiskey and cocktails, specially priced draught beers and red and white wines will be served alongside a tempting array of bar snacks.
Bar snacks will include VW Burger Sliders, BBQ Pork Sliders and Pickle Canapes, featuring different house-made pickles each week will be available for $3.
Featured craft whiskeys and cocktails will be available as follows:
9/18: Rowan’s Creek Small Batch, a 100 proof Kentucky bourbon that is made and bottled by hand in small lots, one batch at a time.
The Old Fashioned, Bottle in Bond bourbon, house-made bitters, sugar and lemon.
9/25: Ransom’s Whippersnapper Whiskey, a pot distilled Oregon whiskey with similarities to bourbon, Scotch, Irish whiskey and Dutch corenwyn.
The Martinez, Old Tom gin, maraschino, sweet vermouth and Angostura.
10/2: Bushmill’s 10 Year, a triple-distilled Irish whiskey that is aged for at least 10 years in bourbon-seasoned barrels, with aromas of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate.
The Commodore, bourbon, lime, sugar, orange bitters and mescal rinse.
10/9: Dalmore 12 Year, a dynamic and varied whiskey aged in American white oak and Oloroso sherry wood for brilliant complexity.
The Aviation, gin, crème de violette, maraschino and lemon.
10/16: Suntory Hibiki 12 Year, a Japanese blended whiskey that is part-matured in plum liqueur casks.
Ginger Rogers, gin, ginger, lemon, Fee’s rhubarb bitters and sparkling rose.