VIP Tickets Going Fast for Whiskey Fest

whiskey-fest-flask-400VIP tickets for Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival on Thursday, October 29th are going fast. The VIP tickets get you the chance to taste Pappy Van Winkle and a host of other ultra-premium spirits. Early entry and a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field is also part of the VIP experience.

VIP tickets are $150 per person (general admission tickets are $95) are on sale now. Get them now before like the Pappy, it’s all gone.

Whiskey Fest [Philadelphia Magazine]

Fette Sau Whiskey Dinner Set for September 10th


Photo by Max Grudzinski

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 10th at 7 p.m., Fette Sau is hosting a whiskey dinner with New Liberty Distilling. Chef Jason Goodman and New Liberty’s master distiller and owner Robert Cassell will be teaming up on the dinner. In fact Cassell has shared staves from his charred oak whiskey barrels that will be used to smoke the dishes.

Check out the menu »

Taste Illustrated: Whiskey Business


  1. Pollyodd, South Philly: Limoncello and other flavored aperitifs.
  2. Philadelphia Distilling, Northeast Philly: Vodka, gin, whiskey, absinthe.
  3. New Liberty Distillery, Kensington: Bourbon, rye, whiskey.
  4. Hewn Spirits, Pipersville: Rum, whiskey.
  5. Jersey Artisan Distilling, Fairfield: Rum.
  6. La Colombe Distillery, Fishtown, Rum.
  7. Manatawny Still Works, Pottstown, Vodka, rum whiskey.
  8. Rowhouse SpiritsKensington: Irish moonshine, gin, herabal liqueuer.
  9. Cooper River DistillersCamden: Rum.
  10. Dock Street Spirits, West Philly: Mezcal.

Originally published in the November, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine

Trestle Inn is in the Spirit This Fall


Trestle Inn is getting in the “spirit” on Thursdays this fall, by offering complimentary spirit and cocktail tastings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and cocktail specials til 10 p.m.

On Thursday, October 16th, the tasting will feature WL Weller’s Special Reserve. October 18th’s tasting will showcase the Trolley Car Cocktail, and the spirit of choice on October 30th is Western Grace Brandy.

More Trestle Inn events »

Whiskey Fest Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale

whiskeyheader-mob-v1Early bird tickets for the 2014 Philadelphia WhiskeyFest & Fine Spirits Festival are now on sale. The 2014 WhiskeyFest will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at Lincoln Financial Field.

WhiskeyFest brings a wide selection of spirits from around the world including premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and more to a single location. 

Discounted tickets are being offered from now until September 23rd. Early bird VIP tickets, which come with an extra hour-and-a-half of sampling plus access to exclusive spirits, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field and Fine Wine & Good Spirits gift card are currently $30 off (now $120) and general tickets are $15 off (now $80).

Buy tickets now for 2014 Whiskeyfest [EventBrite]

2014 WhiskeyFest: Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival [Philadelphia Magazine]

Whiskey and BBQ Dinner at Fette Sau


On Tuesday, August 5th, Fette Sau is hosting a Whiskey and BBQ Dinner. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature whiskey pairings from Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and chef Jason Goodman’s family-style, never-before-seen menu items. Though a menu hasn’t been released, we do know that most of the 9 dishes will imitate Pennsylvania classics, like “Duck and Kraut.”

And as you stuff your face, keep an eye out for Dad’s Hat founder Herman Mihalich and co-founder John Cooper.  They’ll be walking around to give some guidance on the whiskey pairings, which will include three cocktails and one neat pour.

Tickets are limited and cost $60 per person, not including tax and gratuity. To reserve your spot, make reservations by calling 215-391-4888 or by visiting the restaurant.

Fette Sau [Foobooz]

Check Out Time’s First Ever, Very Own Whiskey

Time Rye

Jason Evenchik  & Co., of Time Restaurant, recently took the trip to Central Pennsylvania for nothing other than some good ole’ whiskey tasting. But this time it wasn’t all fun and games; in fact, there was a little business in the mix because Evenchik, GM Terry Leach, Chef Sean Magee, and AGM Tim Heuisler were trying to blend their own rye whiskey. And finally, they did.

A combination of two ryes – 75% of a 6.5 year and 25% of a 1.5 year – Time’s Rye Whiskey is available at the restaurant, but limited (just 100 bottles) so get there when you can and try it for yourself. The whiskey is $13 a pour.

Time Restaurant [Official]

Learn About Whiskey at The Franklin Bar


Finally, a class that combines learning and alcohol. On Monday, June 23rd, The Franklin Bar is hosting an Introduction to American Whiskey class. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. attendees will learn about the development and transformation of whiskey from its earliest days to now, engage in a Q&A with head bartender Mike “Juice” Treffehn and sample a wide range of styles of whiskey, including white, bourbon and more.

Attendees will get hands-on experience learning about American whiskey and, while there is an “agenda” (beyond getting people to drink more whiskey, we assume, which isn’t so much an agenda as the Lord’s work), Treffehn made it clear that the event is just as much about the whiskey as it is the people. This intimate class of 12 (and sometimes fewer), is meant to “cater to who is actually there,” according to Treffehn.

To learn more about the event (or to buy tickets), visit online.

Franklin Mortgage [f8b8z]


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