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For Immediate release
February 24, 2010
Mistology: The Art and Science Behind the Cocktail at the McNay
After-hours event at McNay Art Museum features hands-on demos, food and drink
Ever wonder if shaken or stirred is the best way to make a drink? Why bartenders always pour the alcohol in first and then the mixer? Does a garnish really influence the taste of your cocktail?
Mistology: The Science Behind the Cocktail, an after hours event hosted at McNay Art Museum, will explore the entertaining and educational side of cocktail creation. The event, brought to you by Canadian Mist Whisky, begins at 6 p.m. with an interactive presentation from Canadian Mist’s Chief Entertaining Officer (CEO) Tim Laird and Spirits Scientist Steve Hughes. Tim is the master at mixing cocktails while Steve, a member of Mist’s Research and Development team, spends his day dissecting cocktails in a lab. Together, they will answer any and all of your bartending and science related questions. Not only the how, but also the why. After the presentation, attendees can apply what they learned with hands-on demos. If you prefer to kick back and let others do the work, there will be a bar staff on-site and plenty of appetizers to enjoy. The event is open to anyone 21 years of age and older with admission $8 per person for museum members and $10 per person for non-members. All proceeds will benefit McNay Art Museum.
Tim Laird - Chief Entertaining Officer (CEO) for Brown-Forman Corp., a global marketer and producer of wine and spirits, including Canadian Mist. Tim is known for his making entertaining easy and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio interviews across the U.S. Steve Hughes - Spirits Scientist for Brown-Forman Corp. Steve has been behind the development of several of Brown- Forman’s award winning whiskies, including Canadian Mist, a Gold-Medal winning whisky made in Collingwood, Ontario.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78209
Tickets for the event are $8 for McNay Museum members and $10 for non-members. It is open to anyone 21 years of age and older.
Space is limited. RSVP by calling (210) 805-1763 or email
For more information about the event, visit www.sciencebehindthecocktail.com.
Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style home opened as Texas' first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 150,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay's exhibition space, the Stieren Center includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries, the first in South Texas.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; and Sunday, noon - 5 pm. The McNay is closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
General admission: McNay members - free; Adults - $8; Students 12 and under - $5; Seniors - $5; Active military - $5; Children 12 and under - free. An extra admission charge of $5 applies during An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection and TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945. There is no charge for general admission on Thursday nights and on the first Sunday of the month. At these times, the extra admission charge applies only for entrance to the special exhibitions.
About Canadian Mist
Canadian Mist is an award-winning whisky distilled in Collingwood, Ontario with water from the pure Georgian Bay. Brown-Forman Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality consumer products, including Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Southern Comfort, Old Forester, Early Times, Finlandia Vodka, Fetzer Wines and Korbel California Champagnes.