LAS VEGAS (September 2017) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers visitors a spirited pick-me-up on Saturday afternoons in September, beginning September 9, with “Sip + Savor.” This program, sponsored by Johnson Brothers of Nevada, consists of blind tastings of four different distilled beverages, held from 2 to 5 p.m. The cost per tasting is $5 in addition to all admission prices.
Guests will put their senses to the test during the 10-minute presentation, determining whether they can correctly identify whiskey, gin, rum and moonshine during a blind tasting. Museum educators will guide the tasting, sharing information about the history of Prohibition, how the spirits are made, what flavor profiles are associated with each, and how to use the nose and the palate to get the most enjoyment out of each spirit.
“These events aim to enhance the experience of touring The Mob Museum,” says Ashley Miller, senior director of marketing and public relations, The Mob Museum. “Prohibition is such an exciting topic. The Museum seeks to tell these stories through exhibits and artifacts, but also through events such as Sip + Savor, where our guests can taste and experience a little bit of the Roaring ’20s and learn more about speakeasies, rumrunning, bootlegging and distilling.”
In addition, anyone interested in learning more about Prohibition can also log onto The Mob Museum’s permanent digital exhibit, “Prohibition: An Interactive History.” Developed by Museum staff, it provides an educational and enjoyable ride through Prohibition’s many facets revealing surprising insights into one of the most interesting and misunderstood periods in American history through photographs, text, videos and a variety of interactive elements.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.