This Sydney venue is offering rye and chocolate pairing sessions all July and we’re already on our way
Your whiskey-loving mates are going to love this one!
Sydney restaurant and bar NOLA is going right back to its American roots this July with a month-long celebration of whiskey.
Dubbed ‘Rye July‘, the month of booze-focused events offers a mix of special tasting sessions, food and drink specials and even a handful of masterclasses for those who really dig their rye.
Rye & Chocolate pairing (available all July), $85
NOLA has teamed up with Barangaroo neighbour Oh Boo Chocolates to create a paired whiskey and chocolate flight. Four rye whiskeys have been carefully teamed with a selection of sweet, salty and spicy chocolates to create a match made in heaven. No bookings required, just request at the bar.
Rye & Charcuterie platter (available all July), $120
Nab a bar seat at the windows overlooking Jones Bay Wharf and indulge in a generous charcuterie board that’s been matched with four excellent rye whiskeys. No bookings required, just request at the bar.
The Rye Flight (available all July), $65
NOLA’s rye flight is all about tasting the various distinctive flavours that different rye content and age brings out. The four rye whiskeys included in this flight are: Pikesville Rye, Koval Rye, Whistlepig 10yo Rye and Willet Straight Rye. No bookings required, just request at the bar.
Rye Masterclass (Saturday 14 July) $169pp
The rye Masterclass will take you through the history and production of this spirit, as well as a tasting of five premium ryes – Sazerac 6yo, Sazerac 18yo, Thomas H. Handy, Rittenhouse and E.H. Taylor.
If none of that is really to your liking, you can always pop into the bar to try the specially-created Red Hook cocktail made with Wild Turkey Rye with Punt e Mas and Maraschino for $19.
Happy boozing, people!