By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 08, 2024 at 9:01 AM

Get a jump on Valentine’s Day cocktails and romance with a little American whiskey tasting event at what my friend Molly Snyder called “the intimate, classy-and-comfortable” Edith Cocktail Bar, 228 W. Wells St.

The event is set for Monday, Feb. 12 fro 6 to 8 p.m. and features four flights that showcase some of the variety in the American whiskey world:

  • Outliers Flight One: Laird's Corn Whiskey Barrell Finish and Middle West Straight Wheat
  • Wheated Bourbon vs. Rye-Recipe Bourbon Flight Two: Willet Pot and Old Bardstown
  • Low-Rye Bourbon vs. High-Rye Bourbon Flight Three: Representative and Johnny Drum
  • American Rye Flight Four: Roulette Rye and Willett Rye

“February is the month of love so we wanted to host an event for those who truly love American Whiskey,” said Edith founder Rhondi Love.

“With a last name like Love, I knew we had to celebrate Valentine’s and a whiskey tasting is a perfect way for couple, and singles alike, to kick off the week.”

Tickets are $25 per person and include all four flights, a welcome cocktail, small bites an dessert. The event is limited to just 30 tickets, and reservations can be made online here.

Read more about Edith Cocktail Bar, which opened last spring, here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.