Whiskey Business

Local Three Whiskey Tasting Series

Local Three is one of the premier whisky bars in Atlanta and home to one of the largest and most diverse whiskey collections in the Southeast featuring more than 250 whiskies. Join us as we crack open our cellar for our monthly guided tasting series. Sample whiskies from around the world and talk “whiskey business” with our “Whiskey Dude”, Randy Whisnant.

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 “Baller Tastings” to get your hands on some of our most rare and aged goods. This unique offering is what makes us one of the premier whisky 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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Old Forrester Whiskey Row Series Tasting
Old Forrester, owned by the bourbon powerhouse Brown Forman, is the longest running bourbon on the market today (approximately 148 years as of 2018) and was the first bourbon sold exclusively in sealed bottles. To celebrate their storied history, Master Distiller Chris Morrison decided to release three unique batches, each reflective of the style that would have been produced during some of the most significant time periods of the distillery.

January 3, 2019 – 6:30pm
$25.03
O.F. 1870, Original Batch
O.F. 1897, B.I.B.
O.F. 1920, Prohibition

Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting
Bold and Daring, An American Enterprise. The company originally known as the “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery was established in 1935 by a group of Bardstown-area investors and the five Shapira brothers at the height of the Great Depression. With no initial inventory and only a handful of knowledgeable employees, the distillery began as an incredibly risky start-up venture and proved to be a miraculously lucrative investment for the Shapiro family. Today, Heaven Hill is one of the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilleries in the country and the second largest holder of aging bourbon whiskey in the world with an inventory in excess of 1,300,000 barrels.

January 16, 2019 – 6:30pm
Heaven Hill, Evan Williams Tasting – $14.03
White Label, B.I.B.
1783, Ten Year
Single Barrel 2009 Vintage

Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting
Bold and Daring, An American Enterprise. The company originally known as the “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery was established in 1935 by a group of Bardstown-area investors and the five Shapira brothers at the height of the Great Depression. With no initial inventory and only a handful of knowledgeable employees, the distillery began as an incredibly risky start-up venture and proved to be a miraculously lucrative investment for the Shapiro family. Today, Heaven Hill is one of the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilleries in the country and the second largest holder of aging bourbon whiskey in the world with an inventory in excess of 1,300,000 barrels.

February 6, 2019 – 6:30pm
$18.03
Larceny Small Batch
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Henry McKenna 10 Year, B.I.B.

BALLER TASTING Heaven Hill, The Evangelist

February 20, 2019 – 6:30pm
$85.03
1/2 ounce each due to bottle cost and rarity
Elijah Craig 18 Year Single Barrel
Elijah Craig 20 Year Single Barrel
Elijah Craig 21 Year Single Barrel
Elijah Craig 23 Year Single Barrel

Basil Hayden Tasting
Late in the 18th century, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. left his Maryland home for the greener pastures of Kentucky, bringing his family and reputation with him. Not yet privy to the old guard’s ‘rules’ of bourbon, legend has it that Basil set out to make a batch simply using the ingredients he had on hand, unaware of what the traditionalists might think of his mash. What resulted was a bourbon with a uniquely high-rye mashbill, combining the sweetness of corn with the spicy undertones of rye. The purists may have been displeased, but not the neighbors who tried it. Over 200 years later, the Noe family pays tribute to Basil’s masterful discovery with a high-rye, small batch bourbon that embodies the spirit of that very first recipe.

March 12, 6:30pm
$35.03

Jim Beam Cocktail
Basil Hayden
Basil Hayden Dark Rye
Basil Hayden 10 Year

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Our April ‘Redemption High Rye’ tasting has been cancelled.

Four Roses Baller Tasting
It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. Paul Jones waited for her answer excitedly on that night of the grand ball…when she arrived in her beautiful gown, she wore a corsage of four red roses. He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.

May 7, 6:30pm
$75.03
Four Roses Yellow Label cocktail
Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses Warhorse
Four Roses Al Young
Four Roses 130 Anniversary

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Beam Suntory Tasting
As the world’s 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 11, 6:30pm
$55.03
Jim Beam Cocktail
Knob Creek Small Batch
Knob Creek Single Barrell
Bookers
Little Book

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Heaven Hill Tasting
Shortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American Whiskys. At the time, it was as speculative a new business venture as the dot com start-ups of the 1990’s – a company founded with no brands, no available stocks of Whisky, and at the height of the Great Depression. Today, the company is the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier in the country. According to industry analysts, Heaven Hill is now the sixth-largest spirits supplier in the United States and second largest holder of aging Bourbon Whisky in the world with an inventory in excess of 1,500,000 barrels.

July 9, 6:30pm
$30.03
Heaven Hill Gold Label Cocktail
Larceny
Henry Mckenna
Pikesville Rye

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Unsukay Custom Barrels Tasting

Featuring whiskeys made and selected exclusively for us!

August 6, 6:30pm
$45.03
Barrell Aged Manhatten
Elijah Craig
Bellmeade
Four Roses
Whistle Pig

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Jefferson’s Baller Tasting
Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors.” To personify the brand, they chose Thomas Jefferson—known for his curiosity and experimental spirit. This is a mindset to which Trey has dedicated himself, pushing the boundaries of the definition of bourbon. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities. Creating very uncommon bourbon is a journey. Jefferson’s seeks out new and aged barrels of bourbon from established distilleries that have perfected their art over hundreds of years. Then they do some old-fashioned experimenting, building balance and adding complexity through different selection, agitation and environmental processes until they find the taste Jefferson’s is known for.

September 10, 6:30pm
$85.03
Jefferson’s Small Batch Cocktail
Jefferson’s Reserve
Jefferson’s Ocean
Jefferson’s Pichon
Jefferson’s Suduiraut

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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 Maker’s 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 West’s products  have received numerous accolades and awards. In 2016, Whiskey Advocate named High West it’s distillery of the year.

October 8, 6:30pm
$45.03
High West Double Rye Cocktail
High West American Prairie
High West Rendezvous Rye
High West Campfire
High West Midsummer Night

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Hillrock Tasting
In the early 1800’s, New York produced more than half the young nation’s 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 1930’s, Prohibition forced these distilleries to shut their doors and this wellspring of American spirits was left dry.

Hillrock Estate Distillery is changing this. Our mission is to produce the finest hand-crafted spirits made with our own grain, floor malted, craft distilled in our copper pot still, aged in fine oak and hand bottled at our 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 our rolling barley fields and the distant Berkshire Mountains. Like our premier spirits, every detail refined, no expense spared, quality steeped in the tradition of 200 years of rich history.

November 5, 6:30pm
$70.03 per person
Barrell Aged Manhatten
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Sauternes
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Cabernet Cask
Hillrock Solera Aged Rye

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WhistlePig Dinners
Many consider WhistlePigs Dave Pickerell a founding father of craft distilling. He was a legendary whiskey maker and also a friend to Chef Chris Hall and our Local Three family.

We are hosting two very special and intimate WhistlePig dinners to celebrate and honor our late friend and his work. Were opening our cellars to serve more than a dozen exceptional (and some very rare) whiskeys from the WhistlePig collection thoughtfully paired with delicious dishes from our kitchen.

For the Rollers – November 8
For the High Rollers – November 15

Details to come!