Friday, September 19, 2014

Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, & Spirits Festival


When:  Sunday, Sept 21st, 2-3pm (VIP entry), 3-7pm (GA entry)
Where:  Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St, Omaha
Tickets:  General admission ($45 ea), VIP entry ($95 ea)

From their press release----


Sixteen Omaha bars and close to 50 distilleries from around the world are partnering to present the 1st annual Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, and Spirits Festival. The event which is happening at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, will feature over 300 spirits, alongside cocktails created by the talented members of the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild; a collection of dedicated professionals in the beverage industry that aim to raise the standards and awareness of craft cocktails in the area.

Participating bars include 801 Chophouse, The Berry & Rye, Boiler Room Restaurant, Borgota, Grane, The Grey Plume, House of Loom, J. Coco, Jake's, Krug Park, Le Bouillon, Lot 2, Nite Owl, Side Door Lounge, V Mertz, and Wilson & Washburn. Spirits from Jim Beam, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Koval, Jack Daniels, and many more will be sampled.

General Admission tickets ($45) will let guests sample spirits and cocktails. If old and rare whiskey is what you seek, a VIP ticket ($95) will grant access to the VIP tent where guests will find hyper-aged, rare Scotches, Bourbons, and rye whiskeys.

The festival is sponsored by Beam Suntory and hosted by the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild. The guild hosted its first event, Breaking the Ice, in March at Joslyn Castle which drew more than 300 visitors. Now, with more bars and spirits producers in tow, the new Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, and Spirits Festival is aiming to showcase all of the best spirits available locally. 

Gates open at 3pm for general admission ticket holders and an hour earlier (2pm) for VIP ticket holders. The event will run until 7:00pm and food will be available on site from restaurants in Aksarben Village. A retail tent will also be available at the festival, allowing patrons to purchase some of those hard-to-find spirits and take them home at a discounted rate.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland.


For more details, visit their event website or Facebook page

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