Looking for a unique way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? For the first time since the family lived at the Riordan home, visitors are invited to enjoy an evening at Tim Riordan’s dinner table.
At this event, participants will learn about and taste top shelf whiskies from Scotland, some of which are no longer available for purchase. They will also learn about preservation and artifact stewardship, as well as the distinct difference between whiskey (with an “e”) and whisky (no “e”).
The evening will start at the Riordan Mansion Visitor Center with an Irish toast and dram of Irish whiskey (note the “e”). Guests will then enter through Tim Riordan’s front door to be seated at his dining room table. Ray Pearson, a single malt Scotch expert and retired Brand Ambassador for the Glenfiddich brand, will lead the session. He will discuss tasting techniques, the difference between whisky (no “e”) and Scotch, and the meaning behind “single” malt. Attendees will be served four whiskies (one-half ounce each) along with a variety of hors d’oeuvres selected to pair with each of the whiskies.
There will be sessions on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. Each night will offer three sessions, beginning promptly at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Prices will range from $100 to $150, depending on the rarity of the whiskies, and only ten seats are available per session. Guests will also receive a ticket to tour Riordan Mansion on a date of their choice.
Riordan Mansion was built in 1904 by brothers Michael and Tim Riordan and, over a century later, the home still contains the family’s original furnishings. This special event will mark the first time there has been guests at the Riordan family table. To register for this special event, call 779-4395.