2nd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest is this Saturday

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Tickets are limited, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Get yours here.

To quote Mark Twain, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Well, here in the Burg, we have too much sunshine, not actually a problem, and never enough whiskey, enter our 2nd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest. Of course, when we say winter in Florida what we mean is lows in the 70’s and, to us, that’s perfect whiskey weather.

Taking place this Saturday, January 19th from 6pm–9pm, the event will welcome revelers, 21+, to the La Florida Ballroom at Red Mesa Cantina where they’ll be able to create their own whiskey tasting adventure with selections from over two dozen brands made at different local and national distilleries, enjoy light bites, and mingle over chill music. Plus, guests will receive a keepsake commemorative whiskey tasting glass to help them remember the special evening. Tickets are only $75 if you get them in advance (we recommend it, this event sells out quick) or $85 at the door.

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There’s something for every whiskey lover
Returning for the second year in a row, are local favorites American Freedom Distillery and Kozuba Distillery. American Freedom will be pouring their Horse Soldier Bourbon, the brand based off the Horse Soldiers/American Special Operations forces whose story was told in the film “12 Strong”, starring Chris Hemsworth. Also appearing, is Heaven’s Door, the collection of whiskeys co-created by the one and only Bob Dylan which we’re excited to taste! Need we say more?

I Love the Burg is partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. A portion of the proceeds go to Metro Wellness & Community Centers to support their essential LGBTQ+, transgender, and youth programs.

Just over a week away from our 2nd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest! Don't forget to buy your tickets at: bit.ly/whiskeyfest2019 today before they sell out.

Posted by I Love the Burg St. Pete on Thursday, January 10, 2019


Participating brands/distilleries include
: (subject to change without notice)
Kozuba Distillery
White Dog Whiskey
Mr. Rye

Nelsons Greenbriar Distillery (Nashville)
Belle Meade Bourbon – XO Cognac Cask Finish
Belle Meade Bourbon – Madeira Cask Finish
Belle Meade Bourbon – Sherry Cask Finish
Belle Meade Bourbon – Cask Strength Reserve

Brown Forman
Old Forester 100 signature
Old Forester 1910
Coopers Craft
Jack Daniels Tenn Rye
Gentleman Jack
Slane Irish Whisky

William Grant
Glenfiddich Fire & Cane
Glenfiddich 12yr
Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood
Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
Balvenie 14yr Peat Week
Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel
Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey
Tullamore D.E.W XO Rum Cask Finish

Peerless Rye

Whistle Pig
WhistlePig 10yr Straight Rye
WhistlePig Farmstock Rye, Crop #2
WhistlePig 12yr Old World Marriage

American Freedom Distillery
Horse Soldier

Michter’s
Michter’s US1 Small Batch Bourbon
Michter’s US1 Small Batch Sour Mash
Michter’s US1 American Whiskey
Michter’s US1 Single Barrel Rye

HillBilly
HillBilly 86 proof
HillBilly 101 proof
HillBilly Rye
HillBilly Vine

Heaven Hill
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Larceny
Pikesville Rye
Evan Williams Single Barrel

Terlato Spirits
Deanston
Bunnahabhain
Ledaig
Breaker Bourbon
Spring Mill

Dark Door Spirits
Spirit of IPA Whiskey

Heaven’s Door
Heaven’s Door Barrel Whiskey
Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Belle Isle & Spirits
Honey Habanero
Ruby Red Grapefruit
80 Proof
Cold Brew Coffee

Tickets are going fast, so get yours now through Eventbrite.

This event is also made possible by Doyle Wealth Management Inc. Rate Whiskey and tbt.

Written by Ysanne Taylor

Ysanne Taylor is the Art Director for RKC.me. She is also photo editor and contributor for I Love the Burg and That’s So Tampa. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Arts.