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Irish Whiskey and Cigar Dinner

February 16th, 2012 by chuck

Five Course Whiskey and Cigar Dinner

Featuring Robin Casper of Diageo

March 8th, 2012

Historic Water Street Inn




Black Bush

With an intriguing flavor and a name to match, this is our special blend.  It combines a uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey  This unique recipe gives Black Bush its rich fruity notes and deep intense character, balanced by a unique smoothness.  The nose is big and full with a rich fruitcake aroma and intense Sherry sweetness developing into dried fruit, raisin and Christmas cake notes.  It is soft and silky on the palate with a nutty character.  A lingering sweetness on the finish shows a remarkable balance between the poier from Sherry-seasoned casks and the smoothness of the spirit.




Caramelized Onion Dip with Cilantro-Garlic Pit Crisps

Bushmill’s 10 Year

Triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for a minimum of 10 years mainly in Bourbon-seasoned barrels, it has aromas of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate.  The nose is fresh and zesty with notes of honey and ripe fruit.  Soft on the palate flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate and toasted wood finish crisp, clean and gently drying.


Steak Waldorf Salad with Red Apples, Spiced Walnuts and a Whiskey Spiked Honey Dijon Dressing

 Bushmills Original

The Cornerstone of the Bushmills family.  It’s a blend of Bushmills own triple distilled malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey making it an approachable whiskey with a rich, warming taste of fresh fruit and vanilla.  It has a light and fruity nose with a spicy aroma, notes of vanilla developing into vanilla ice cream and creme brulee.  The gently warming texture coats the mouth and has a touch of honey sweetness.  The finish is crisp and fresh with a touch of spice.



Marinated Porterhouse Steak with Parmesan Paprika Butter, Wasabi Green Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Hericot Verts with Bacon


Bushmill’s 16 Year

This distinctive Irish malt whiskey is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in Port wine barrels – a unique maturation which imparts distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.  The robust nose carries notes of treacle toffee and sweet spice.  Full bodied with flavors of praline, honey, caramelized fruits and toasted nuts.  Deep finish of jammed berries and dark chocolate.



Chocolate-Whiskey Truffle Souffle


Bushmills Honey



$74.95 per person ~ includes 2 Hand-Rolled Cigars

Reservations required

Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn

101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000

Gent’s Night Dec 1st

November 22nd, 2011 by chuck

September’s Gent’s Night Out

August 22nd, 2011 by chuck

Five Course Scotch and Cigar Dinner

Featuring Chris Johnson from Wirtz Beverage MN

September 22, 2011

Historic Water Street Inn




Dewars White Label Blended Whiskey

In 1899, Dewars’ first Master Blender, A.J. Cameron created White Label.  Since then, it has won over 100 awards and is as full and round as it’s always been. A swirl of honey, with a sprig of Scottish heather. Rich, golden and warm. Clean, fresh vanilla, with a slice of pear. Soft, fruity and well-rounded.



Red Rock Seafood Bisque

Dewars 12 Year Blended Whisky

After aging, Dewars 12 year is returned to Vintage oak casks and aged again so it can mature a little more.  This extra step is called double-aging.  It means the flavors stay awhile in the cask creating an even smoother blend, with a long lingering finish.  A drizzle of honey, homemade toffee apples & crumbly fudge. Warm, buttery and mellow.  Juicy sultanas and fresh citrus with a wisp of vanilla. Clean, full and lively.  Melted caramel, folded in slowly with a trace of oak. 

Rounded, smooth and lingering.


Hearts of Romaine, Tomato and Onion Salad

Dewars 18 Year Blended Whisky

Only using Scotland’s finest 18 year old malt and grain whiskies to create the full, smooth & creamy blend that is Dewars 18.  They return their blend to vintage oak cask for double-aging.  Slow spoonfuls of honey poured over fruit.  Rich, golden and mellow.  Almond and vanilla cream with smooth butterscotch Soft, buttery and sweet.  A full finish, rich oak and deep velvet.

 Long, reassuring and lingering.


Crab and Shitake Stuffed Filet Mignon with Diver Scallops

Aberfeldy12 Year Single Malt Whisky

Almost incense-like on the nose, with heather honey and a fruity softness, notes of pineapple, toast and cereal.  On the palate; full bodied & syrupy, lingering on the tongue like a liqueur.  Full flavored finish with the perfume characteristics becoming more spicy and a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.


Chocolate Explosion with Vanilla Ice Cream

Aberfeldy 21 Year Single Malt Whisky

Deep gold color with amber highlights and a pleasing aroma of heathery honey followed by a fruity softness, hints of vanilla and burnt wood.  Full flavored on the palate with touches of Seville oranges lingering on the tongue.  Full bodied with a long, spicy, dry finish.


$74.95 per person reservations required

Includes two hand rolled cigars


Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn

101 South Water Street,StillwaterMinnesota651.439.6000

December Bourbon and Cigar Dinner

November 8th, 2010 by avadmin

Five Course Bourbon and Cigar Dinner

December 2, 2010

Historic Water Street Inn



Ahi Tuna, Prosciutto Stuffed Mushroom, Brochette

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Single Barrel Bourbon – 101 Proof

Each barrel is hand-selected at the peak of maturity before the bourbon is poured out and bottled.  Jimmy Russel selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied, with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness.  It has a complex layering of almonds, honey, blackberries and leather.  The finish is almost aristocratic – long, dark, lingering, and

crying out for a fine cigar.


Shrimp Stuffed with Crab Meat

Wild turkey Rare Breed – Barrel Proof Bourbon – 108.4 Proof

A unique marriage of Wild Turkey 6, 8 & 12 year stocks, which give the whiskey a rich, exceptional flavor that is remarkably smooth, considering its high proof.  It is assertive with hints of light oranges, mint, and tones of sweet tobacco.  The finish is long, warm and nutty and lingers in the mouth with hints of hot peppers and well-toasted whole bread.

Seafood Gumbo

Russell’s Reserve 6 year Rye – 90 Proof

The six-year old, small batch rye whiskey has a rich, tawny color with notes of almond and all-spice.  Its crisp, lively taste works in a smooth, complex palate, destined to impress whiskey aficionados with the pepperyness of an expertly crafted aged rye whiskey.

Coffee Rubbed Bone-In New York

dressed with a Ancho Mushroom Sauce accompanied with Potato Au Gratin and Asparagus

Wild Turkey “Tradition” 14 Year Bourbon – 101 Proof

Only 30,000 bottles are available worldwide.  Aged for 14 Years in new, white oak barrels with the heaviest level of char.  After aging in the ‘sweet spot’ of the oldest warehouses, the liquid was bottled at 101 proof in order to retain the true bourbon flavor as has always been done at the Wild Turkey Distillery.

The nose includes warming notes of molasses, raisins a mellowed oak married with the fresh essence of peeled oranges, sweet corn, honeydew melon and luscious vanilla.  The taste is bold and crisp, filling the mouth with hints of rye, white pepper and orange zest.  This bourbon builds on the warming notes in the nose and develops flavors of toffee and vanilla.  The finish is very long with toffee and caramel lingering along with subtle undertones of oak and dried tobacco.

Homemade Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream

American Honey – 71 Proof

An exceptionally smooth liqueur blended with pure honey and real Wild Turkey Bourbon.  A deep golden hue, it has a nose of ripe citrus and a smooth palate of sweet honey and caramel with subtle cinnamon and spice notes and a long rich finish.

$69.95 per person reservations required

Includes two hand rolled Cigars

Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000

Scotch and Cigar Dinner

September 21st, 2010 by avadmin


St Patrick's Day

Five Course Scotch and Cigar Dinner

September 23, 2010

Historic Water Street Inn




~ Scapa 16 Year – Island ~

Scapa is produced in the same small island cluster, The Orkneys, where great scotches like Highland Park are produced. This 16 year expression of the Scapa replaces the 14 year version and offers additional complexity. The Scapa 16 year is a perfect marriage between the influences of the sea, as is found in other island Scotches and the sweet honey and heather notes.



Lobster Scotch-Bisque with Crab Claw

with Vermonte and Chile Oil

~ Dalmore 12 Year – Highlands ~

The exceptional richness of The Dalmore spirit benefits from slightly longer maturation than is typically practiced in Scotland. This Scotch is aged in second fill bourbon barrels and then sherry casks from Spain in equal proportions.


Couscous Salad

Over Mixed Greens with a Herb Vinaigrette

~ Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel – Highlands~

This 15 Year Single Barrel is drawn from a single traditional oak whisky cask of a single distillation. While each barrel produces a unique whisky that will vary, the master distiller was seeking the foremost characteristics of honey, vanilla and oaky notes. Each bottle is indeed unique and unrepeatable making this a truly one of a kind experience.


Filet Mignon Stuffed with Bleu Cheese & Fried Oysters

dressed with Bordelaise and Hollandaise with a Pork Belly Potato Hash

~ Laphroaig Quarter Cask – Island ~

We chose to pair this expression of an Islay Scotch with the flavors from the oysters in this dish. While the Laphroaig Quarter Cask is technically from the same region as the Scapa you will notice a significant difference, which characterizes Laphroaig’s Scotch.


Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Butterscotch Ice Cream

~ Auchentoshan Three Wood – Lowlands~

A.J. Crotty, the Bar Manager at Charlie’s Irish Pub, is quick to point out that Auchentoshan is unique as being from one of three distilleries in the lowlands to still produce Scotch Whisky.

$69.95 per person includes two handrolled cigars

reservations required

Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn


 Historic Water Street Inn -101 South Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 – 651.439.6000

Father’s Day

June 14th, 2010 by avadmin

Father’s Day at the Inn

June 20th – Father’s Day, we will be offering a special Brunch with all the items a Father could want.
$21.95 per Adult, Children under 13 – $9.95, 5 & under free

For lunch noon to 5:00 Dad’s first Tap Beer is free.

For Dinner we will be having a special all our Steak Dinners will be $5.00 off just for Dad.
(we also have a couple specials Dad will like including the Porterhouse steak is back)

Then on June 24th we will be having a special 5 – course beer tasting dinner with our friends at Lift Bridge Brewery
along with cigars. $49.95 per person
What a perfect gift for the man that has everything.

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Charlie’s Irish Whiskey & Cigar Dinner

January 12th, 2010 by avadmin

Featuring Jameson 18 Year and Paddy's Old Irish Whiskeys

Featuring Jameson 18 Year and Paddy's Old Irish Whiskeys


MARCH 11, 2010

Charlie’s Restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn

Guest Speaker Liam Scott

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Charlie’s Irish Whiskey Lineup Expanding

January 5th, 2010 by avadmin

Paddy's should be at Charlie's by the end of January 2010

Paddy's should be at Charlie's by the end of January 2010

January 5th 2010 – Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six great Irish Whiskeys to their growing list. The most notable is the Jameson 18 Year, a long-awaited addition to Charlie’s Irish Pub. The Jameson 18 will be the premier spirit at Charlie’s Annual Five Course Irish Whiskey Dinner to take place March 11th 2010. Also included in the dinner and arriving at the end of January will be Paddy’s Old Irish Whiskey. Other new Irish Whiskeys at Charlie’s will be Knappogue Castle 1995, The Clontarf, The Irishman both blended and single malt.


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Water Street Inn Newsletter

March 10th, 2009 by avadmin


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Historic Water Street Inn
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
At the foot of the Historic Lift Bridge

Charlie’s Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn

February 11th, 2009 by avadmin

Your home for Irish Music in Stillwater

and the St. Croix River Valley.

Located on the River side of the Water Street Inn.

Live Irish Music every Friday & Saturday Nights.

Happy Hour 3 to 6 (Sunday – Thursday)

Join our Jameson Club, meetings the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free prizes and free Jameson drinks with a filled out card. See the bartender for details and

get your card.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Thursday March 12 – Irish Whiskey Tasting

Dinner & Smoker

Chef Isaac prepares a delicious five-course dinner,

paired with some of the finest Irish Whiskeys.

On hand will be Liam Scott to explain the Whiskeys and their production.

Guests will also receive two premium cigars all for only $69.95

Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials

Live Music 7:30 to 11:30 in Charlie’s Pub

St Patrick’s Day March 17

Live Music 3:00 to Midnight – two stages

Food specials all day.

Overnight Packages available


101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082