citizen's school of whiskey
Every month, we team up with one of our favorite whiskey brands to dive deep into their offerings and history, and then we share that knowledge far and wide. We host master distillers and company founders to educate our team and our guests, and we feature super unique and impossible-to-find-anywhere-else pours, alongside featured specialty cocktails, flights and single-barrel releases. If you're looking to deepen your whiskey knowledge, no matter what your level, Citizen is here to help, one dram at a time.
Welcome to Citizen's School of Whiskey. Class is now in session.
The 2023-2024 schedule is below.
For the month of March, we are teaming up with two amazing whiskey brands: Angel's Envy of Louisville and Teeling of Ireland. First up, Angel's Envy:
ANGEL’S SHARE | Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Yellow Chartreuse, Aperol, Saline
CARIBBEAN STRANDED | Angel’s Envy Rye, Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Banana Liqueur, Pineapple, Walnut Orgeat, Bitters
HENDERSON HIGHBALL | Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Dry Curacao, Lemon, Mint Simple
Let's kick off St. Patrick's Day Week with a visit from Boston's Teeling reps. They'll be onsite starting at 5pm on March 11 with whiskey tastings, swag giveaways and more. We'll also be serving Franklin Cafe's famous Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner with Irish soda bread all week, from March 11 through 18.
February 2024 is all about Slane Irish Whiskey!
For more than 40 years, Slane Castle has hosted music's most well-known acts for outdoor concerts, writing retreats and more. From U2 and the Rolling Stones to Madonna and Bob Dylan, Slane Castle is also the home to Slane Distillery, where Slane Irish Whiskey is made. With the help of a nearly 150-year old Kentucky whiskey-making family, Slane’s Conyngham family has brought exceptional whiskey back to the Boyne Valley for generations to come.
This month's cocktails & flights:
THUNDERBOLT | $14 | Slane Triple Casked, Banana Liqueur, Ginger Liqueur, All Spice Dram, Angostura
1981 | $15 | Slane Special Edition, Lime, Passionfruit Cordial
IRISH COFFEE | $13 | Slane Triple Casked, Demerara Sugar, Whipped Cream
57 KILOMETRES | $21 | Slane Triple Casked Irish Whiskey, Slane Special Edition Irish Whiskey, Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Join us at the bar at 5pm to kick off this month's Slane focus with samples, cocktails & more featuring Derek from Slane.
The first School of Whiskey partner for 2024 is High West of Park City, Utah!
High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to a whiskey distillery in Kentucky. In 2004, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007. They chose Park City because of David’s love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history.
High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage. What was once a small operation in downtown Park City has grown to be an internationally-recognized, award winning brand.
Join us at the bar at 5pm to kick off this month's High West focus with samples, cocktails & more featuring a rep from High West.
December's School of Whiskey partner is WhistlePig Distillery of Shoreham, Vermont!
Known for their ultra-premium rye whiskey, WhistlePig crafts some of our most-loved bottles to collect. Their Boss Hog series is now in its 10th year, with the Boss Hog X - The Commandments JUST released. You can be one of the first people in Massachusetts to taste Boss Hog X, alongside our other Boss Hog editions V, VI, VII, VIII and IX.
Kicking off the holiday month with our WhistlePig cocktails, three separate flights and pours from all our favorites, including our WhistlePig Single Barrel Select, the BOS-Hog.
November's School of Whiskey partner is Heaven Hill Distillery
With a collection of spirits crafted in the heart of Bourbon country (Bardstown, Kentucky), Heaven Hill will knock your socks off next month with special bottles from Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Larceny and Heaven Hill.
Join Marc Sawyer and Laurel Parsons (Heaven Hill's Regional and Market Managers, New England) from 5 to 7pm. Ask them your burning bourbon questions, as well as sample a few of our new products from Heaven Hill. Want to see how these whiskeys taste in a cocktail? We're also launching our monthly cocktail specials:
|Lion's Tail - EC Bourbon, Allspice Dram, Lemon, Sugar, Angostura
|Almost Heaven - EC Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino, Bitters
|Paper Plane - 1783, Aperol, Nonino, Lemon
|Barrel Thief - Larceny Bourbon, Cassis, Orange, Lemon, Simple
We're welcoming Heaven Hill's On-Premise Manager Jay Giordano from 5 to 7pm for another whiskey sampling and cocktail party!
It's SCOTCH-tober! We're kicking things off with one of our favorite scotch brands, and one that we carry 20+ iterations of - we really do love them. We are also launching our marrying cask with Compass Box.
Thursday, October 5
Join us at the bar from 5 to 7pm to meet Compass Box VP Marc Nicolet, who will be sampling our featured Compass Box whiskies of the week: Orchard House, Spice Tree, Story of the Spaniard, as well as our very own Compass Box marrying cask.
Thursday, October 19
Compass Box VP Marc Nicolet joins us at the bar from 5 to 7pm for tastings, giveaways and more Scotch whisky knowledge.
One of the most exciting whiskey brands to emerge in recent years, Uncle Nearest has amassed hundreds of awards and endless recognition for its premium Tennessee whiskey since its founding in 2017. The whiskey is named after Nathan "Nearest" Green, a formerly enslaved man who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey.
Friday, September 1
Join us at the bar from 5 to 7pm to meet Uncle Nearest's local market manager and Boston bar impressario Kitty Amman, who will be sampling some of the brand's signature spirits. The first day of the month also kicks off new menu offerings, such as the first Whiskey of the Week (Uncle Nearest 1856), featured cocktail (TBD - coming soon!) and our Uncle Nearest flight, which consists of 1oz pours of Uncle Nearest 1856, Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch, and Nearest Green 1820 Single Barrel US-1. We are the only place IN THE WORLD where you can get the 1820 Single Barrel, which is sold out until 2027.
Thursday, September 21
Let's kickoff Oktoberfest with some Uncle Nearest boilermakers, hosted by Kitty Amman from 5 to 7pm at the bar.