The brown stuff at Johnny's

Whiskey and other spirits sit behind the bar at Johnny's restaurant. (Baltimore Sun Media Group Photo / October 16, 2012)

On Wednesday night, Johnny’s is starting a biweekly series of whiskey tastings. Each Whiskey Wednesday will feature a flight of four, half-ounce pours along with a few snacks.

The first tasting will explore the major "mashbills" used to make American whiskey — corn, rye, wheat and barley. A percentage of the proceeds from the whiskey events will go to Helping Up Mission.

The first Whiskey Wednesday is on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Johnny’s, 4800 Roland Ave. The cost is $25. For information call 410-773-0777 or go to johnnysdownstairs.com.

Upcoming Whiskey Wednesday events are on April 17 and May 1.