American Whiskey Bar & Restaurant: New Monthly Tasting Series in NYC

It’s safe to say that New York has a plenty of good restaurants. What can be hard to find is a dining option that is high end yet doesn’t break the bank. Going out for a good dinner should not cost a chunk of your rent. American Whiskey has launched a tasting series where they will work with different liquor brands to bring foodies an affordable and unique dining experience. The restaurant is home to both whiskey aficionados and curious amateurs with a spectacular collection of over 375 different globally sourced options. The 6,500 square foot restaurant is conveniently located one block from Madison Square Garden and brings a diverse crowd of people.

I will invited to their first tasting series which featured Patrón Tequila and Mexican food. We kicked off the evening with a Mexican City Blues made with the Roca Patrón Blanco. I loved this cocktail. Not only was it refreshing, it included on of my favorite aperitifs, Lillet Rouge.

Being born and raised in Texas, I’m picky about Mexican food. Finding good Mexican grub can be a struggle in the city. It was real treat to get authentic food during the tasting experience. Sometimes it’s best to just keep a meal simple. It works like a charm.

Our menu for the evening:

Guacamole and Salsa

Blue and White Corn Chips

Striped Bass Ceviche

Agave Lime Vinaigrette, Red Onion

Skirt Steak and Chicken Fajita

Traditional Accoutrement

Mexican Flan and Churros

White Chocolate


The cocktail that we were served during the meal was the Guadalajara! Guadalajara! which featured the Roca Patrón Reposado. I gave this drink a side eye when I first saw it because I knew it had egg white in it. Apparently, I got over that, because I drank the whole thing. I had to take back all of the shade that I threw, it was very tasty.

Last but not least, a bit of Roca Patrón Anejo neat was paired with the dessert. My note to self was churros and tequila are a very good thing.

American Whiskey plans to do the tasting series every month at a pre-fixe ticket price of only $50. Executive Chef Roger Jacobsen & Beverage Director Joey Vargas are carefully crafting each menu with a theme. Can’t beat the price and more importantly the taste.

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