Battle of the Barrels: Tufts Lawyers Association Whiskey Tasting

Location: Groom Law Group, 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #1200, Washington D.C., DC 20006

Date: October 19, 2023

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Lawyers Association

Cost: $25 per person

On Thursday, October 19, please join the Tufts Lawyers Association for a whiskey tasting in our nation’s capital!


During this event, which will be led by Ethan Weitzman, A07, you’ll taste several private barrels and allocated bourbons and ryes.  In the process you’ll learn a bit about the history of whiskey in the USA and discuss legal requirements for a whiskey to be called a bourbon or a rye and the associated marketing language like "straight bourbon," "small batch," "single barrel," and more.  Most importantly, we are going to examine the importance of mashbills, aging, and the concept of art vs science while drinking some bottles that you won't be able to find at your local store.    


Additionally, we will be joined by a friend of Tufts, Ted Spiropolous, owner of Town Center Market in Riverdale, Maryland. Ted will provide a unique perspective on the business end of this highly regulated industry.  


But wait, there's more... Ted has also graciously invited the Tufts Lawyers Association to join him on an upcoming barrel pick.  That's right.  TLA will have a chance to pick its own unique barrel of bourbon (we are still working out the details of what distillery, and when, but guarantee it will rock).  Come ready to compete for some prizes and a chance to win a spot on the TLA barrel pick team. Heavy appetizers will be served.