Event Recap: Art Now After Hours Shinju Japanese Whisky tasting & The Birth of the Cool celebration at Casa de Montecristo

On November 21, 2019, the third installment of Art Now After Hours was held at Casa de Montecristo in New York City.

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The purpose of the event was a tasting of Shinju Japanese Whisky and a celebration of the 70 year anniversary of the Miles Davis album The Birth of the Cool.

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The iconic jazz album was played continuously throughout the night while guests smoked premium cigars paired with Shinju Japanese Whisky. Specialty cocktails were prepared by mixologist Wootak Kim of BarChemistry.

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The cocktail menu consisted of:

  • Art Now  Matcha powder Maple Syrup Almond Milk, Shinju Japanese Whisky
  • The Collective Social  Shinju Whisky, Rosemary Syrup, Bitters
  • The Birth of the Cool  Shinju Whisky, Cold Brew, Chai Syrup, Oat Milk
  • Montecristo Hi Ball  Shinju Whisky, Club soda, Lime

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Casa de Montecristo is a modern cigar store and lounge featuring a large selection of premium cigars from brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Arturo Fuente, Macanudo, and more.

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The event was hosted by NYC.Collectives and YRB Magazine, and curated by Robin King and Carla Ricevuto with featured art by Ross Pino.

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The event was sponsored by Human Brands and A King Production with gift bags provided by Sebastien Grey Clothiers.

Casa de Montecristo is located at 1016 Second Avenue in New York City.

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