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Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class ft. Pappy, Stagg, Taylor, Sazerak, and more @ Harry’s – Fairfield, CT

21 Apr

Pappy…just ONE of the bourbons that are up for tasting…

Update:  tickets sold out in just a few hours, but you can still be put onto the wait list.  

There are a few great things about watching the Kentucky Derby.  You get to wear goofy hats, dress like you’re from the 1800s, drink Mint Juleps, and drink away your sorrow with bourbon because you lost all your bets.  But, you can’t just drink any ‘ol bourbon!  Come on, think it through…you need Kentucky Bourbon!  So, to help you stock up and get a nice bourbon portfolio going, Harry’s in Fairfield is offering a very extremely super limited class on 4/30/14 from 7-9 pm.  

For just $30, you’ll get your entry into the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class that will feature Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg Jr., E.H. Taylor, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s, Sazerak, and even more not listed.  In addition, you’ll get to try a Mint Julep made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon.  $30 for tastings of these great bourbons and ryes, especially some being so rare and highly acclaimed, is quite a steal.  The only problem…20 seats.  If you want a spot, call up Jan or Patrick right away at (203) 259-4692 or e-mail them at harrys@snet.net.  Make sure you tell ’em that OmNomCT sent ya! ;)

Kentucky Derby Craft Bourbon Class

4/30/14 from 7-9

$30 per person

Harry’s Wine & Liquor

2094 Post Road

Fairfield, CT 

Bourbon, Burgers and More @ Barnum Publick House 2/27

16 Feb



‘Nuff said, punks.

This dreamy duo is taking over Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport on 2/27, starting at 7.  Entry for this awesome event is just $30 per person and when you find out what you get with that dough, you’ll definitely want to make your “mandatory” reservations.  Let’s dig in:


Bourbons:  Willet Pot Still, Rowan’s Creek, and Noah’s Mill

Rye:  Redemption and James E Pepper 1776

Cocktails:  Whiskey Sour and Bridgeporter

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Down the Hatch! Big Bad Bourbon Tasting @ Saugatuck Grain and Grape in Westport

10 Nov

Meet Jeff Marron, the Big Bad Bourbon Daddy.  With Mimi McLaughin, he owns Saugatuck Grain and Grape in Westport and c2h6o that will be opening up in Spring 2013.  In town, his shop is known as a go to place for all your wine, beer, and liquor needs.  Perhaps one of the key reasons why people can’t stop coming by is Jeff’s immense knowledge and his love of classic, old school cocktails.

Food from Saugatuck Grain and Grape’s last scotch tasting, from their FB page

So, whether you’re a devoted Grain and Graper or if you’d like to walk into their doors for the first time, we’ve got a great event to share with you:  the Big Bad Bourbon Tasting from 6-8 on 11/13!  Yes, every year there is a bourbon tasting, right before Thanksgiving.  Vendors such as Wild Turkey, St. George Spirits, and Jim Beam come in and serve up some great bourbons and whiskeys that are Jeff-approved.

A customer tastes some scotch at Saugatuck Grain and Grape’s last scotch event, from their FB page

You’ll also be able to taste one of Jeff’s famous barrel-aged cocktails.  He’ll be serving up a Manhattan that comes from an 1862 recipe that he loves.  Jeff’s all about the classic cocktail, especially those from the 1800s!  He’s also all about making this night a “tasting on steroids.”  Why, you ask?  30-40 bottles will be poured out, so you can drink a few bourbons or drink a few more bourbons.  Plus, there will be food on hand from a local caterer.  Jeff told us that the food for the night needs to be cooked with a bourbon or a rye, making this a true bourbon tasting.

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