If you somehow haven’t noticed, whiskey - (or ‘whisky’, if you’re referring to whiskies distilled in Scotland and Canada) – is having a boom in popularity these days, mostly due to a renewed fervor for American, local and small-batch products. American whiskey is currently experiencing a growth rate similar to vodka, and some small-batch U.S. distilleries are even anticipating bourbon shortages in the coming months.
Time to take action!
Come to Whiskey Business at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Friday, Nov. 8, where you’ll be able to taste your share of over 100 whiskeys from around the world.
Attendees will be able to take their whiskey-loving tastebuds on an exploration to discover their favorite distilled spirits from around the globe – from Canadian whiskies to single malt scotches, from Irish whiskeys to Kentucky small-batch bourbons and ryes. Whiskeys include offerings from such distilleries as Heaven Hill, Angels Envy, Canadian Club, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Jameson and Detroit’s own Valentine Distilling.
The event runs from 8-11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, with a limited-quantity VIP session beginning at 7 p.m.. Grand Tasting tickets are $40 and include tasting cup 10 tasting tabs. VIP Tasting tickets are $60 and allow for a one-hour relaxed atmosphere in which to sample whiskeys before the Grand Tasting admission begins, and 15 tasting tabs. “Designated Driver” tickets are available for $10 and must accompany a paid attendee.
Dan Tullio, Canadian Whiskey Master Ambassador, will speak at Whiskey Business. Tullio has been with Beam Inc. for over 30 years and is one of the spirit industry’s most influential brand ambassadors. Attendees will also be able to enjoy an outdoor cigar lounge and a selection of cigars for purchase to compliment their whiskey sampling.
Royal Oak Farmer’s Market is located at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street (316 E. 11 Mile Rd.) in downtown Royal Oak.
Source: Whiskey Business