Preparations for CARE Whiskey & Wine Tasting
Calling All Whiskey Drinkers!
Preparations are underway for the Annual Whiskey & Wine Tasting Event Sponsored by CARE. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, WI. The event is open to the public and all whiskey and wine drinkers are invited and encouraged to attend! For more information on the event and to pre-register, visit 2019 CARE Whiskey & Wine Tasting Event.
CARE Director of Fundraising will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky, next week to bring back a few rare bottles of whiskey for the event. He has scheduled meetings with Buffalo Trace Distillery and Michter’s Distillery, and others to bring back bottles for our tasting.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned more domestic and international accolades than Buffalo Trace that any other distillery. Writers, enthusiasts and spirits competitions around the globe have awarded more than 500 accolades to our brands. The title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” has been earned through the uncompromising dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Their passion for distilling, passed down for two centuries, is revered by experts worldwide. In 2013, Buffalo Trace Distillery added its most cherished distinction yet – National Historic Landmark. After taking more than 200 years to achieve, the Distillery joined this elite group of the most influential places in North America. This award, more important than any others, is for the Distillery, its people, its builders, its visionaries, its preservers and its protectors. Buffalo Trace offers many sought-after whiskey brands including: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Van Winkle, Blanton’s Single Barrel, W.I. Weller, Stagg Jr., and more. So in demand, some of these whiskeys command retail prices of more than $450 per bottle.
Michter’s honors a historical legacy tracing back to the founding of America’s first whiskey company in 1753. Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s, the whiskey company which ultimately became known as Michter’s was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753. The company’s website notes that according to historical lore, this particular rye whiskey was so valued that when the Revolutionary War broke out, General George Washington visited the distillery and purchased whiskey to fortify his men as they hunkered down in their camp through the long, brutal winter at Valley Forge. Now located in Louisville, KY, the heart of the American whiskey industry, Michter’s produces its own brand Straight Rye, Straight Bourbon, American Whiskey, and Sour Mash and has many different limited production and limited release whiskeys.
At our 2019 Whiskey & Wine Tasting you’ll be able to taste some of the rare gems straight from Kentucky. You do not want to miss this opportunity.
And for the Wine Lovers…
This year we’ll be tasting wines from the Hill Family Estate with eleven vineyards located all over Napa Valley, California. Wine flight tastings will be able to sample:
2017 Rose of Pinot Noir
2016 Atlas Peak Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Carly’s Cuvée Chardonnay
2016 Stewart Ranch Pinot Noir
2014 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon