Despite the occasional hiccups in the bourbon world—like fakes on the secondary market and certain brands doing shady things—one constant has been the generosity of bourbon enthusiasts. True bourbon fans are always eager to share their whiskies with friends (and often with strangers), and they are always quick to support good causes. I’ll be involved in a hotly-anticipated second annual event this coming fall, but in the meantime, there’s a new event in a couple of weeks that I encourage everyone to check out.
The Southern Whiskey Society inaugural event is set for Saturday, August 5 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Franklin, Tennessee, to raise money for a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization that preserves Civil War historical sites. For those in the region who missed out on the Four Roses Al Young 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, this is your chance to try it, along with Batch 7 of Kentucky Owl, 30 other whiskies, and food from nine of the South’s most talented chefs.
Here’s the event link: https://2017-southern-
whiskey-society.eventbrite.com, and as an added
bonus, use the special promotional code SIPPNCORN for 15% off the General Admission
price, but hurry, the code expires at midnight on Friday, July 28. Enjoy!