Whiskey Business

Local Three Whiskey Tasting Series

Local Three is one of the premier whiskey bars in Atlanta and home to one of the largest and most diverse whiskey collections in the Southeast featuring more than 500 whiskies. Join us as we crack open our cellar for our monthly guided tasting series.

Each tasting at our bourbon bar includes a whiskey cocktail, a flight featuring three 1-ounce pours and light snacks from the kitchen. Sessions are limited to 12 seats per tasting to allow for more intimate group discussion and feature beginner and intermediate level experiences.

Already a big whiskey fan?
Dive deeper with a selection of unique variations from brands you love. Make sure to check out the details for all of our upcoming tastings in 2020! These unique offerings are what makes us one of the premier whiskey bars in Atlanta.

Just getting into whiskey?
There’s something for you, too, at our elite bourbon bar. Our tastings offer one-on-one time with our whiskey sommelier for an introduction into the discovery of palate preferences and guidance in distinguishing variations between styles.

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Hillrock Distillery Tasting
In the early 1800s, New York produced more than half the young nations barley and rye, and the Hudson Valley was the country’s breadbasket. With abundant high quality grain, local craft spirits flourished and over 1000 farm distilleries produced whiskey and gin reflecting the unique terroir of the region. In the 1930s, Prohibition forced these distilleries to shut their doors and this wellspring of American spirits was left dry.

Hillrock Estate Distillery is changing this. Their mission is to produce the finest hand-crafted spirits made with their own grain, floor malted, craft distilled in our copper pot still, aged in fine oak and hand bottled at their estate in the Hudson Valley Highlands. Crowned by a fine 1806 Georgian house built by a successful grain merchant and Revolutionary War Captain and meticulously restored to its original beauty, Hillrock Distillery overlooks their rolling barley fields and the distant Berkshire Mountains. Like their premier spirits, every detail is refined, no expense spared, quality steeped in the tradition of 200 years of rich history.

February 10 – 6:30 p.m.
$69.93 plus tax +gratuity

Barrel-Aged Manhattan
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Sauternes
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Cabernet Cask
Hillrock Solera Aged Rye

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Weller Tasting
Weller Bourbon was named after William Larue Weller, a distiller in the early days of Kentucky. Weller developed his original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye in the mash bill. Wheat is a soft grain providing his bourbon with a mild, gentle and smooth taste. Weller is reported to have used the slogan “Honest Whiskey at an Honest Price”. He spent his lifetime educating consumers about the differences in his bourbon, making him perfect for our Whiskey Business tastings!

March 11, 6:30 p.m.
$74.93 plus tax +gratuity

Barrel-Aged Manhattan
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Old Weller Antique
W.L. Weller 12 year
Weller Full Proof

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Angel’s Envy Tasting
Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsmans instinct to improve. Its a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. They finish each of their whiskeys in hand-selected finishing barrels. For an added layer of flavor and complexity, bourbon and special cask strength are finished in ruby port casks, and rye is finished in rum barrels.

April 8, 6:30 p.m.
$99.93 plus tax +gratuity

Barrel-Aged Manhattan
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Bourbon
Angel’s Envy Rye
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2019
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2018

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Old Forester Tasting
Old Forester is created by George Garvin Brown and named after Dr. William Forrester. Bottled in 1870, it was the first bottled bourbon. Old Forester is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year!

May 13, 6:30 p.m.
$59.93 plus tax +gratuity

Barrel-Aged Manhattan
Old Forester 1870
Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond Whiskey
Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whiskey
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Whiskey

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Suntory Tasting
As the worlds third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Owned by Suntory Holdings Limited, Beam Suntory has a dynamic portfolio with unparalleled expertise in whisky, including world leadership in Bourbon and Japanese Whisky.

June 10, 6:30 p.m.
$99.93 plus tax +gratuity

Japanese Whiskey Cocktail
Hibiki Harmony
Hibiki 17 year
Yamazaki 12 year

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High West Tasting
High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to the Makers Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. In 2004, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007. High Wests products have received numerousaccolades and awards. In 2016, Whiskey Advocate named High West its distillery of the year.

July 8, 6:30 p.m.
$64.93 plus tax +gratuity

High West Double Rye Cocktail
High West American Prairie
High West Double Rye
High West Campfire
High West Midsummer Nights Dream
High West Yippie Ki Yay

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Barrell Bourbon Tasting
Barrell Craft Spirits is a Merchant Bottler of fine American Whiskies, Bourbons, World Spirits, and whatever else strikes their fancy. They are based in Louisville Kentucky, but their products can come from just about anywhere. What is a Merchant Bottler you ask? A Merchant Bottler controls their own bottling and facility, but used ingredients scoured from elsewhere to complete their products. Though Barrell Craft Spirits now runs a distillery, the look to others, who produced different types of distillate to create the most unique and delicious blends that they can create. There are no core items, and each batch is designed to be the best possible showing of any select group of barrels.

August 12, 6:30pm
$115.03 plus tax + gratuity
Barrell Aged Manhatten
Barrell Bourbon Dovetail
Barrell Bourbon Infinite
Barrell Bourbon 12 year
Barrell Bourbon New Year 2020

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Unsukay Tasting
This tasting will feature whiskeys made and selected exclusively for us!

September 9, 6:30pm
Barrel-Aged Manhattan
WhistlePig Double Secret Probation
Elijah Craig
ASW Rebel Alliance
Four Roses
Woodford Reserve

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Michter’s Tasting
A Pre-Revolutionary War Legacy, Modern Day Innovation. In 1753, a family of Swiss Mennonites known as the Shenks (later known as the Bombergers) settled in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. An Old-World distillation methodology and an abundance of hearty, locally grown rye grain led to the creation of a distinctly unique whiskey that is rumored to have even fueled George Washingtons rebel soldiers to victory. This rustic yet elegant style has survived the test of time to much critical acclaim. Throughout the course of over 260 years, the distillery has changed ownership and locations many times. Now located in a state-of-the-art facility in Louisville, Kentucky, the Michters legacy endures thanks to Master Distiller Pam Heilmann and her teams uncompromising dedication to whiskey excellence.

October 14, 6:30pm
Barrel-Aged Manhattan
Michter’s Small Batch
Michter’s Sour Mash
Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash
Michter’s American Whiskey
Michter’s Barrel Strength
Michter’s 10 year

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