Liquid gold: Winter Whiskeyfest to offer everything from rye to bourbon

Set for St. Pete next month, the inaugural tasting's tickets are up online.

click to enlarge Next month, Winter Whiskeyfest hits downtown St. Pete for the first time. - Pixabay
Next month, Winter Whiskeyfest hits downtown St. Pete for the first time.

Remember the piece we ran earlier this week about a couple of new drinking experiences? Well, there were initially two on our radar — but then whiskey happened, so there’s a third. 

Keep reading.

Hosted inside Red Mesa Events’ elegant La Florida Ballroom, the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest is expected to showcase 12-plus kinds of whiskey from local and out-of-town distilleries, matching them with complimentary bites and live music to break in the new venue. The downtown St. Pete tasting event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9.

Participating whiskey purveyors include WhistlePig, American Freedom Distillery, Kozuba & Sons Distillery, Michter’s, Elijah Craig, Coopers’ Craft, and Evan Williams.

There’s a limited amount of tickets, which cost $75 and can be purchased online, but the price includes a commemorative tasting glass and food — including steak crostini and ceviche prepared by Red Mesa chef Chris Fernandez.

Even better is that a portion of the fest’s proceeds benefits the LGBTQ, transgender and youth programs of Metro Wellness.

Seriously, how did we miss this?

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