Whiskey has long been the drink of choice of movie cowboys and sommeliers who secretly prefer hard liquor. Refine your palate with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $39 for a classic whiskey tasting for two (up to a $110 value)
- $59 for a premium whiskey tasting for two (up to a $230 value)
- $65 for a classic whiskey tasting for four (up to a $210 value)
- $110 for a premium whiskey tasting for four (up to a $450 value)
Each tasting also includes a $10 car service credit from RedCar OC
All four options include five full 1.25-ounce shots per person with a choice of soda chasers. The classic tasting covers whiskeys up to a $10 value per shot, such as Powers Gold Label Irish whiskey and Bird Dog Blackberry whiskey, and the premium tasting includes shots up to a $22 value each, including Jameson 18-year and Bulleit 95 small-batch.
More than 100 whiskeys and a comparable bounty of beers flow at Johnny’s Saloon, an eccentric neighborhood bar that dubs itself a “twisted Cheers.” Opened in 1982, the bar emanates a charm stemming from its appreciation of the rock 'n' roll generation and a rejection of anything that represents the status quo, such as walls. The jukebox is stocked solely with vintage rock 'n' roll and country, steering clear of Top 40 pop and hip-hop, and in the spotless bathrooms, 20 scented lotions keep hands smelling fresher than the Snuggle bear’s dance moves. Though the bar doesn’t serve food, the staffers happily order in from the nearby famous Donuttery and pour libations from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. They serve up single shots of spirits such as Midleton Irish whiskey and Macallan 21-year, but patrons can also purchase a private bottle of liquor that’s held behind the bar under lock and key.