2007 Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest

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2007 Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest

Unread postby cowdery » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:23 pm

I just got this press release, thought I'd share. Anybody going?

Inaugural Fest Offers World-Renowned Whiskies and Premium Spirits

The spirit of the American Whiskey Trail continues with the 2007 Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest, Pittsburgh’s first large-scale whiskey and premium spirits tasting event, to take place Friday evening, November 2, 2007 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the West Club Lounge at Heinz Field.

The 2007 Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest will attract and engage both “whiskey” and “whisky” enthusiasts alike. The fest will feature more than 60 premier distilled spirits producers and will present a wide variety of the finest Scottish, American, Canadian and Irish whiskies, including single malts and bourbons. Premium tequila, rum, gin, vodka and cognac will also be presented for tasting. The fest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, will include a buffet and a silent auction.

The heritage and history of distilled spirits in America is fascinating, with many pivotal events and landmarks in this region, from The Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 to Pittsburgh’s mark on The American Whiskey Trail.

“It is befitting for Pittsburgh to have a world-class tasting event that celebrates premium spirits,” said Ed Harrell, producer of the Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest and president of the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. “In the tradition of the Pittsburgh Wine Festival, we are excited to have some of the finest distilled spirits producers in the world coming to Pittsburgh for the Whiskey Fest.”

The Whiskey Fest is a special opportunity for whiskey enthusiasts to “try before you buy” spirits that will be available through the onsite PLCB Premium Spirits store.

Tickets to the Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Tickets will be available for advance purchase online at http://www.pittsburghwhiskeyfest.com, along with additional event information.

The 2007 Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest is produced by Pittsburgh Wine Festival LLC, one of the top ten wine festivals in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.pittsburghwinefestival.com, or call 412-281-2681.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:54 am

Chuck,
We go to the one in Philadelphia. Save venue and price. Also run by the PALCB. You seen one, you seen em all.
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Unread postby cowdery » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:47 am

By the way, this event is not affiliated with Malt Advocate, so I expect the name to change.
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Unread postby cowdery » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:37 pm

As predicted, I received this correction today:

"Apologies for any inconvenience, please note the correct official name of the event — Pittsburgh Whiskey ‘Festival’ not ‘Fest.’"
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