Whiskey Tastings

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Merlins Rest Pub offers extraordinary single malt scotch tastings the first Thursday of the month from October through June, with a special Irish Whiskey tasting in March to kick off our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Join us on the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm for a truly unique experience with fellow scotch enthusiasts. Each tasting features:

  • Four expressions of single malt Scotch
  • Tasting notes and distillery maps
  • An informative and captivating presentation of each selection including it’s respective distillery and region
  • Pricing varies from month-to-month due to the ever-changing selection of scotches
  • Reservations are required

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, which will secure your spot and contribute to your final bill the evening of the tasting. Deposits are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the event. We encourage guests to join us for dinner before the event begins (table available as early as 6pm).

Scotch/Whiskey of the Month (changes each month)

September Whiskey – Slane Irish Whiskey

$2 Off Full Pours | $1 Off Drams

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“Oh whisky! soul o’ plays and pranks!
Accept a bardie’s gratefu’ thanks!
When wanting thee, what tuneless cranks
Are my poor verses!
Thou comes – they rattle in their ranks,
At ither’s arses!

Fortune! if thou but gie me still
Hale breeks, a scone, an’ whisky gill,
An’ rowth o’ rhyme to rave at will,
Tak a’ the rest,

-Robert Burns
Scottish Poet, Lyricist

*Important Notice - We card everyone regardless of age or frequency in the pub. Please be prepared to show your valid ID, if planning to purchase alcoholic beverages.*