Whisky + Hugs = MR Community Event #5

We learned a lot! Seriously!


On Wednesday night, we held our fifth Man Repeller community event at Fine & Rare, a new (not yet open!) restaurant in midtown Manhattan whose beautiful back room felt a little bit like a cozy cabin on a ship, far from the day’s responsibilities and full of people you like. And whisky. A lot of whisky.

Our team and 15 of our community members embarked on said ship to say hey, taste whisky, eat expensive apple slices (apparently pink-on-the-inside apples come at a hefty price: $5/per!) and the best fucking mac n’ cheese that exists on planet Earth (not an exaggeration), and remember our humanity by way of a shared and ernest enthusiasm. What I’m not sure any of us expected was to walk away with so much knowledge of whisky.

Our hosts (and literal spirit guides) (am I the first person to make that joke?) were Allison Patel of Brenne Whisky and Tommy Tardie of Fine & Rare. Did you know there are four main types of whisky (just like red and white are types of wine?): bourbon, malt, blended and rye? Scotch could be any of them, that just means it was made in Scotland! Cognac is something different entirely! Oh and this is a good one: breathe immediately out of your mouth entirely after you take a sip of whisky to abate the burn. I don’t know! I might have been a little ignorant going into this. Don’t judge me.

ANYWAY. We learned a lot about whisky, but also each other. And it was so nice. I’m not going to get mushy!!!! I won’t. But we love this stuff. So thanks for staying engaged and making everything feel so worth it. And if you want to attend as a ghost, watch some live coverage below!

Until next time.

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Special thanks to Brenne Whisky (follow Brenne on Instagram here!) and Fine & Rare for the food and drinks! Get 10% off Brenne Whisky here using the offer code “FRISKY”. Photos by Krista Anna Lewis (and team!).


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  • Sonia

    Shoutout to Harling & Emily for sharing in the love that is goldfish paste 😘

    • Emily Zirimis

      <3 <3 !!

  • Catalina

    How cute is Brenne!? I also love her whole insight on life. Awesome.

  • Grace B

    J your top!! Gorgeous.

  • Alexis Thomolaris

    These images just make me feel happy <3 Wish I was there!!

  • Dani Heifetz

    I keep trying to sign up for the MR community events list, but I’m not sure if my sign ups are going through– so I’ve either entered 0 times or a hundred! Anything I can do? : )

    • Jasmin Aujla

      Hi Dani, we’re making our way through the sign up list so if you’ve subscribed you’ll definitely get an invite soon! We also send out a newsletter to that list so you can stay up-to-date with all things MR Community related 🙂

      • Dani Heifetz

        great, thanks!

  • Greer Clarke

    Ohhh my gosh yum and cool, such beautiful pictures too!!!

    • Greer Clarke

      P.S. I just tried singing up for your community event notifications but I don’t think the subscribe button works?

      • Jasmin Aujla

        Thanks for the heads up Greer – subscribe button should be working now 🙂

  • i would LOVE to attend one of these, but i don’t think the subscribe button works! xx

    • Jasmin Aujla

      Hi Sophie – all updated! The subscribe button is back in action 🙂

  • Holly Laine Mascaro

    “Literal spirit guides” – amazing. Had the BEST time!!!!