A.B.C. Beverage Tastings
January – June 2023
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, wineries 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 Chef de Cuisine John Huggins.
A.B.C. will be held outside, on the Deck, the first Thursday of the month (January through June) and will feature a local 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/winery/distillery and their beers, wines, 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 $25 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,” where we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more. Seating is limited, reservations are required; be sure to make yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 850-287-0200. The featured themes for each class are as follows:
January 5th: Brown-Forman Distillery featuring BenRiach & Glengassaugh
For more than 150 years, Brown?Forman has enriched life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands. They are crafters and coopers; all unique individuals united by a shared passion for their quality spirits and dynamic industry. They share a common dedication to demonstrate and ensure there is nothing better in the market. Brown?Forman has navigated and thrived through 15+ decades of many industry, economic, and geopolitical shifts, from world wars and U.S. Prohibition, to recessions and global crises, walking out resilient for the better — yesterday, today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.
- BenRiach 10 Year paired with Magic Mushrooms: seared exotic mushrooms, whipped ricotta, caramelized shallot, roasted garlic, balsamic greens, Emerald Coast Bread Co. toast, truffle honey
- BenRiach 20 Year paired with Creamy Seafood Chowder: smoked Gulf fish, Blue crab claw meat, fresh thyme, white wine, cream, oyster crackers
- Glengassaugh Revival paired with Motoyaki-Baked Oysters: white miso, Kewpie mayo, garlic-chili breadcrumbs
- Glengassaugh Evolution paired with dark chocolate walnut torte with candied fruit and salted caramel