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January 06, 2017

Sample whiskeys from around the world at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Prepare for varieties from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the United States

Food & Drink Whiskey
080215_Whiskeyspace Eric Risberg/AP Photo

From left are Hibiki 12-year-old, Yamazaki 18 and 12-year-old Japanese whiskys at the Rickhouse bar in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Although best known for sake, Japan has a whisky tradition stretching back more than a century. It's not widely available in the U.S., but that's changing as companies like major producer Suntory work to boost overseas sales.

One of the best nights of the week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Wednesday, because the museum offers pay-what-you-wish admission after 5 p.m. A discount isn't the only good thing about Wednesdays at the museum, though.

Often, there are interactive chef demonstrations. The ticketed classes include tutorials for creating recipes at home. At the end, participants sample the food prepared and receive a special gift.

So, attendees can use the money they save on admission to treat themselves to dinner and drinks in the museum.

The next event is scheduled for Jan. 18, where whiskeys from around the world will be highlighted. Prepare for varieties from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the United States.

To accompany the booze, there will be hearty stews. The combination is an excellent way to warm up in the winter. Tickets can be purchased here.

Whiskeys Around the World

Wednesday, Jan. 18
6-8 p.m. | $55 per person
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy