A Cocktail Week Dad's Hat tasting

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


As part of Sept. 16 to 22 Pittsburgh Cocktail Week, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, Union Pig & Chicken is hosting meet Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey co-founder and distiller Herman Mihalich.

Customers can sample cocktails of four cocktails with three courses for $55 per person, plus tax and tip. Even some of the food will be cooked with Dad's Hat and smoked with wood from a used Dad’s Hat aging barrel.

Pouring will be the Rye Whiskey, aged in charred white oak quarter casks; unaged and relatively neutral White Rye; and Vermouth Barrel-Aged Rye Whiskey, finished for three months in a Vya Sweet Vermouth barrel. 

The brand's name comes from Mr. Mihalich’s father, who once owned a bar in Monessen and whose trademark was his Stetson hat. It's made in Bristol, about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. For more, visit the website.

For more on Union Pig & Chicken and Harvard & Highland upstairs, call 1-412-363-7675 or visit www.sousapgh.com.

Dad's Hat photo

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