Whisk(e)y Tastings

Merlins Rest offers extraordinary single malt Scotch tastings the first Thursday of the month from October through June, with a special Irish whiskey tasting the second Thursday in March to kick-off our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

The event begins at 7:30 pm but we always recommend coming a little early if you plan to eat dinner, to ensure optimum comfort and adequate space during the actual tasting. This event is by reservation only, limited seating (we almost always sell out!), so please contact us as soon as possible to guarantee a spot!

At our scotch tastings you can expect a diverse and beautiful selection of 4 single malt Scotches, carefully chosen each month to provide the best experience for both novice and expert Scotch drinkers alike. Here you will learn a vast amount of knowledge on scotch whisky, the distilling process, and of course tasting information on each selection, distillery and region. We provide still water and small straws for opening the flavors, homemade shortbread cookies for palate cleansing and raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes such as Merlins Rest gear, glassware, and books.

Due to our ever-changing selection of scotches during our tastings, the cost of this event varies from month to month.

scotch-tasting-promoTo stay up-to-date on all things Whisk(e)y at Merlins Rest, send your information to merlinsrestalyssa@gmail.com. We send only scotch and Irish whiskey related information once or twice a month!

So now you ask, “How do I make my reservation!?” Send us an e-mail at chatwithmerlin@yahoo.com or call the pub at (612) 216-2419  to make your reservation today! Each reservation requires a $25 deposit (cash or credit), which will secure your spot and contribute to your final bill the evening of the tasting. Deposits are refundable up to 24 hours prior to the event.

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We also offer private tastings, tailor made for your special event such as birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor parties or days ending in ‘Y’! For more information contact chatwithmerlin@yahoo.com.