This second annual whiskey tasting event will feature select single barrel offerings and a wide range of whiskies from around the world, plus other fine spirits. Guests will also enjoy master classes led by brand ambassadors, featuring whiskey tasting and discussion, as well as a Cigar Lounge featuring cigars from La Flor Dominicana, Oliva and Nat Sherman, plus great food to match. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Warriors for Freedom Foundation. Sponsored by Beam Suntory, Preamble Lounge & Craft House, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, The Man Cave Cigars.
VIP ticketholders may explore a private Vintage Tasting featuring expressions from decades past that are no longer available for retail. Local “bourbon evangelist” Wade Woodard will host and present these sealed offerings, which have been acquired over many decades and will be opened for the first time in more than 50 years. Additionally, Preamble Lounge & Craft House will re-create antique cocktails with help from mixologist Chris Morris (Bacardi Bartender of the Year 2017) during the VIP hour, using ingredients from vintage expressions dating as far back as the 1940s.
Also on tap for the evening is the unveiling a private barrel of bourbon that was hand-chosen by guests of the Houston Whiskey Social and bottled exclusively for this event, where it will be tasted.
Special guests include:
David Allardice, Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador
Jennifer Farrell, Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador
Adam Harris, American Whiskey Ambassador for Beam Suntory
Michael Herklots, VP Retail & Brand Development at Nat Sherman Cigars, Sommelier, Blogger
Chris Morris, Bacardi’s Bartender of the Year 2017
Wade Woodward, Certified Spirits Specialist
General Admission ($75): Includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, commemorative whiskey tasting glass, sampling of whiskies and fine spirits, access to master classes and free valet parking.
V.I.P. ($130): Includes all General Admission courtesies, plus earlier admission at 6:00 pm, cigars provided by The Man Cave Cigar Lounge, access to several limited expressions, the chance to sign up for a private Vintage Bourbon Tasting hosted by Wade Woodard, as well as access to antique cocktails with expressions dating back to the 1940s.