Whiskey reveals are likely to showcase hooch from in all places on the earth. However on the sixth Annual Texas Whiskey Pageant, the main focus is on one factor and one factor alone: Whiskey made in Texas.
Turns on the market’s much more of it than I’d imagined, with over 35 distilleries being represented and pouring their wares — greater than 70 whiskeys being served in whole. Tickets are a really cheap $89 for the Saturday tasting occasion — which stretches from 5:30pm to 10pm, with $135 VIP “single barrel” tickets getting you in an hour early and gaining you entry to particular VIP pours, bites within the VIP constructing, and a complimentary cigar from Ohana Nui. Professional tip: You possibly can deliver your individual Glencairn or preorder a mini-Glen to be used in the course of the occasion.
Common ticket holders gained’t go hungry, although: Your ticket features a $10 meals voucher from meals vans together with Slab BBQ and CraigO’s Pizza & Pastaria. Better of all is that in true Texas style, the occasion is held on a ranch simply exterior of Austin: A recreation of Texas Hill Nation from the early 1900s that’s used for occasions, weddings, and different old-timey happenings… like ingesting whiskey.
If strolling round in your boots isn’t your jam, try the Friday Evening sit-down dinner, which incorporates uncommon and distinctive pours and meals from Verdes Catering. $100 will get you in to what’s positive to be a supper to recollect.
I’ll be on the grounds for the Saturday occasion, so please say howdy should you enterprise out and be part of me as we sip by way of all of the whiskey Texas has to supply!
Picture from final 12 months’s present courtesy Lauren Black Images.
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