We want to let you in on a secret:
Speakeasies are a sham. One mustachioed, barrel-aged whiskey expert and a password do not a secret establishment make.
New members-only club Wine & Whiskey NYC, however: we're talking CIA-level subterfuge.
Now accepting a limited run of applications, clubmen will enjoy the city's best barkeeps in the freshest, most unusual locales.
Here's how it works.
An annual membership of $175 will garner you entry to Wine & Whiskey's ever-rotating roster of spirit-heavy events. Each event will include five knockout cocktails specially created for the evening alongside some decadent nosh. Plus: boozy takeaway swag like mini oak barrels, bar tools for your home, mixology kits and rare bottles of hooch. Ticketed events run about $60 a pop, but InsideHook readers can snag two free event passes with their membership right here.
It's the perks that take this lush affair from 80-100 proof though.
Each month, members and a guest will get a free round of signature cocktails at one of the city finest drinking establishments. All. Month. Long. Does that basically mean gratis happy hour for a year? You bet your ass it does.
Additionally, members will receive access to free and discounted events with the clubs ever-growing list of partners (think spirits expos, the Bacon and Beer Classic, and more).
Memberships are limited, so hop to it. Not that this is a difficult choice.