Events

A.B.C. Beverage Tastings

Date/Time
March 7, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A.B.C. Beverage Tastings
January – June 2019
Atlas Oyster House is proud to present the next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester we will be focusing on local breweries and distilleries, discovering what is going on in the beverage world right here in our backyard. In addition to the beverage tastings, we will feature small plates paired with each beverage, as prepared by Sous Chef Chad Gorey and Pastry Chef David Williams.
A.B.C. will be held outside, on the Deck Bar, the first Thursday of the month (January through June) and will feature a presenter discussing the highlighted beverages. Classes will consist of four tastings of beverages with four mini appetizers to complement each tasting. Classes will cover the basics as well as specific information regarding the history of the brewery/distillery and their beers or spirits.
There are two classes every month, each an hour and a half long. The first class begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. with the second class beginning at 7:00 p.m. Class cost is $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), per class, which gets each participant one tasting of each of the featured beverages. In addition, throughout the class, participants should be prepared for “pop quizzes,” when we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more. Seating is limited so reservations are required, so be sure to make yours by emailing maria@goodgrits.com or calling 850-217-2347. The featured themes for each class are as follows:
March 7: Big Escambia Spirits (Atmore, AL)
Seth Dettling: Owner/Distiller/Operator
Nestled along the banks of Escambia Creek in Atmore, Alabama stand two non-descript buildings. No signage provides any clue as to what may churn inside, but inside is the new age of distilling in Alabama. This is where Seth Dettling, CEO and Head Distiller of Big Escambia Spirits, practices his craft. On June 6, 2014, Big Escambia Spirits LLC was awarded the fourth Distilled Spirits Plant permit issued within the State of Alabama in over 100 years. On June 6, 2015, Big Escambia Spirits placed the first-ever barrel of bourbon in the State of Alabama into cooperage. Big Escambia Spirits currently has over 14,000 proof gallons of spirits in our aging inventory making it Alabama’s largest distilled spirits plant. Big Escambia’s Dettling Bourbon was the first bourbon whiskey made in Alabama – grown in Alabama, aged in Alabama.
Dettling Small Batch Bourbon paired with seared Bay scallops with country ham, tomato chive butter sauce
Dettling Single Barrel Cask Strength, aged 3 years,paired with conch fritters, smoked corn, and poblano tartar
Dettling Platinum Small Batch Four Grain Whiskeypaired with Gulf shrimp ceviche, cherry tomato, avocado, red onion, candied pecans and molasses
Dettling Bottled in Bond White Wheat Bourbon paired with strawberry kiwi shortcake
(Note – featured breweries/distilleries may be subject to change)