Private: Jacob Rakovan
We will explore the literature of the water of life, reading excerpts from poetic and prose works, which sing the praises and faults of Bourbon, Scotch and Moonshine. We will discuss whiskey’s role as a lubricator of the muse, and as a crutch for the poseur, Whiskey as benevolent friend and destroying angel. We will discuss the similarities and differences in whiskey varieties, and why some are spelled without an e. We will endeavor to strip away the mystifications of brands and get down to the nitty-gritty of mashbills and aging barrels. Writing exercises inspired (and possibly fueled by) the liquid muse will follow. This is a one-day workshop that will meet at the Daily Refresher. A whiskey tasting will follow class.