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WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Weekend at Proof


  • Proof at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive Scottsdale, AZ, 85262 United States (map)
 WhistlePig cocktails (credit: Proof)

WhistlePig cocktails (credit: Proof)

Proof, An American Canteen, will host a WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Weekend on Feb. 16-17 with special menu items highlighting the rich flavors of WhistlePig, a Vermont-based premier rye whiskey company, as well as a line-up of specialty cocktails including the Rye Old Fashioned created tableside with farmstock rye, honey-fermented blueberries, house bitters and honeycomb. the Straight Rye Whiskey Sour with dark chocolate fat-washed WhistlePig 10 year rye, Arizona citrus, muscavado simple syrup and a red wine float, and the Apricot Manhattan with apricot-infused WhistlePig 12 year rye, Antica vermouth, and angostura bitters.

The three-course WhistlePig menu is priced at $55 per person. The specialty menu items also may be enjoyed a la carte. 

  • Complimentary welcome snack: WhistlePig maple syrup, roasted nuts and Proof candied bacon.
  • First course: “foieffle,” an orange waffle with shaved foie gras terrine, brandy cherries and WhistlePig maple syrup.
  • Main course:  10 year whiskey-washed pork osso bucco, winter mushrooms and preserved stone fruit.       
  • Dessert: A choice of a 12-year rye WhistlePig pecan pie served with 12 year cask-finished whiskey ice cream or an “adult” milkshake featuring the whiskey ice cream with candied bacon.

Proof also will feature a WhistlePig Primal Cut Dinner during the weekend. The primal cut is an 8-pound Wagu beef shank, which is prepared over three days with WhistlePig’s premium 14-year “Boss Hog” rye whiskey. Served family-style for up to four people, it is accompanied by a barrel strength rye demi, potato gratin, and seasonal vegetables. The WhistlePig Primal Cut Dinner is priced at $185.

Proof, An American Canteen, is open for dinner nightly from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. To make reservations in Proof, an American Canteen, please call (480) 513-5088.  

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