To help stay connected during these crazy times, Dram and Draught co-founder Kevin Barrett and barman Duke Campbell have been hosting classes every Monday on some of their favorite topics including whiskey, scotch, bourbon, cocktails, and more. We sold tickets to each of the classes and all of the proceeds were donated to causes that are near and dear to our hearts. Dram and Draught also matched all donations up to $1,000 for each of the classes. We hope you enjoy the videos below and try out some of the products as well as the cocktails we have mentioned. We look forward to seeing you in person soon and can’t wait to hear how your home tastings and mixology adventures have gone.
Scotchy Paws: Virtual Introduction to Scotch Benefiting SPCA
On Monday, June 15, 2020, Kevin invited some friends in for a socially distant discussion about Scotch Whisky. If you want to follow along in real-time, we recommend having these scotches on hand to taste as you learn. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to raise $930 for the SPCA of Wake County.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old – The Original (Highlands): The Original is the flagship single malt Scotch whisky from the Glemorangie Distillery in the Highlands. Matured in a combination of first-and-second-fill American white oak casks for 10 years, the expression is a benchmark for creamy, approachable single malt.
Ardbeg 10 Year Old (Islay): A phenomenal whisky packing powerful peaty deliciousness, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a favourite of many whisky lovers around the world. Produced on the Kildalton Coast of Islay, this single malt matures for a decade before being bottled without any chill-filtration.
Auchentoshan Three Wood (Lowland): A Lowland single malt matured in three different casks, namely: Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks, bourbon casks, and Oloroso Sherry casks.
Virtual Warm Weather Cocktail Class Benefiting BLOOMHERE
On June 8, Kevin taught viewers how to make their favorite warm-weather cocktails at home including a Classic Daquiri, a South Side Cocktail, a Margarita, a Samba in the Rain, and more.
If you want to follow along with the recipes and instructions provided by host Kevin, we’ve included a handy shopping list below.
Your favorite white rum or aged rum
Your favorite gin (we’ll be using made-in-NC Sutler’s)
Your favorite blanco tequila
Optional: Mezcal (Sombra is perfect, we’ll only be using 1/2 oz., at the most)
1:1 White or brown sugar simple syrup
1:1 Agave syrup
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh lime juice
Your favorite berry fruit
We are happy to announce we donated $2,042 to BLOOMHERE (including match). Thank you for all our donations for this great cause.
Virtual Introduction to Bourbon Benefiting NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
On May 20, Kevin was joined by friends to explain the proper way to taste bourbons and more – plus, we donated $379.36 for the NCRLA Restaurant Relief Fund.
Virtual Cocktail 101 Class Benefiting Hope for Hospitality and WIW Boxes
On May 19, Kevin taught viewers how to make a French 75, a Classic Manhattan, a Negroni, and more. We raised $290.46!
You can see all of our cocktail videos on YouTube! Cheers!