was fortunate to be invited to an exquisite whisky tasting event
last night at The Palm Restaurant in downtown Nashville.
Up and comer country music artist Brandon Pruitt provided the music,
Master of Whisky, Kevin Mulcahy provided the Royal Crown and executive
chef Lee Morris, provided an amazing five course dinner for those
In between tastings and pairing, Brandon Pruitt wowed the crowd
with his mix of country, blues and rock and the former Sony writer
also told us how much he enjoys representing Crown Royal all over
the country. Pruitt is part of an effort by Crown Royal to develop
and implement programs designed to create awareness of responsible
drinking among adult country music fans.
Master of Whisky, Kevin Mulcahy, gave us a taste of all five of
the famous Crown Royal brands from the original to the rare Crown
Royal XR. The XR limited-release special blend of Crown Royal is
sold in numbered bottles, and is made from the last batch of whisky
distilled at the Waterloo distillery which burned down in 1993.
Crown Royal blended Whisky is the number one selling Canadian whisky
brand in the U.S.
Executive chef, Lee Morris, prepared seared shrimp and scallops
for the first course, grilled romaine hearts for the second, braised
beef short rib for the third, pan roasted maple leaf duck breast
for the forth and butter pound cake soaked with a maple and Crown
black syrup for the fifth course.
Nothing like being spoiled rotten! Thanks to Brandon, Kevin, Lee
and The Palm Restaurant for a great night.
Top photo: Kevin Mulcahy and Jerry holthouse; Right Photo: Brandon
Pruitt and Kevin Mulcahy; Bottom photo: Kevin Mulcahy
Photos by Brad Lykken