35 lucky fans and friends gathered at Black Sombrero last Thursday (19th March 2015) to taste & talk their way through an array of fine American Whiskeys presented by our learned Grant Shearon from Brown-Forman.

We were totally chuffed that the event was a sell out – tickets sold out within 24 hours of being released — it was our first-ever American Whiskey Masterclass for Black Sombrero, but rest assured it won’t be our last, in fact, it’s just the beginning of a whole program of “Spiritual Masterclasses” to come! Click here to see the program.


The line up of American Whiskeys were paired with some stand-out fare created by our Chef Greg Andren:

Gentleman Jack
Paired with snapper ceviche tostadas  | banana vanilla lemon confit

Old No. 7
Paired with buttermilk fried chicken | creamed corn & slaw

Single Barrel Select
Paired with  Pulled beef cheek | green banana hash

Sinatra Select
Paired with a salad of fontina and nutmeg béchamel | grilled radicchio | candied walnut and parsley

Tennessee Honey
Paired with sweet potato and cinnamon tarts | Jack ‘n’ maple glaze | crème fraîche

Grant guided us all the way in learning a little more about how Whiskey is made, it’s history and recalled us with the fascinating story behind the very real and dear old Jack Daniels. Did you know Jack ran away from home when he was just seven years old? And that he started brewing whiskey with a minister that very same year? Who knew!


Chin up – there are more Masterclasses to come! Check back soon and watch your inbox to ensure you don’t miss your chance to bags a spot at the next Black Sombrero event.