This past St. Patrick's Day, New York Times Magazine writer Rosie Schaap referred to Irish whiskey as "easy to be around, kind of the golden retriever of spirits." Tonight, find your new go-to at the KC Irish Center's Irish whiskey tasting, which offers two options: The basic tasting features Jameson, Bushmills, Powers, Tullamore Dew, Paddy and Knappogue, and the premium tasting gets you an additional four labels, including Middleton Very Rare. Tickets ($35 for basic, $50 for premium) are available online at irishcenterkc.org. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the tasting starts at 7. The Irish Center is located on the lower lever of the west wing of Union Station (30 West Pershing, 816-474-3848).