Humanities Tennessee will host a whiskey tasting/book release party for Brooklyn-via-Nashville author Clay Risen's new guideboook, American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, October 25th, 7pm, at Barista Parlor in East Nashville.
Clay Risen is an editor at the New York Times whose work has appeared in The New Republic, Smithsonian, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Discerning drinkers will savor his latest book, the only guidebook devoted solely to US-made whiskey, rye, and bourbon.
The evening's tasting will feature new distilleries from Tennessee and Kentucky. Full suggested ticket price ($35--a $5 savings) includes a copy of American Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rye, the tasting, and hors d'oeuvres. A la carte tasting tickets ($15) are also available. All proceeds will benefit Humanities Tennessee.
Founded in 1973, Humanities Tennessee is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a sense of community among Tennesseans through original programming--like the Southern Festival of Books, the Young Writers' Workshops, and Community History exhibits--and grants in the humanities.