Whiskey Festival approaches

Preparing for the upcoming Wiskey Festival are, l. to r.: Paul Korth, John Bell, Chris Shah, Blake Walker, Nic Patel, Grant Burckhard and Andrea Burckhard.

COOKEVILLE – The annual Cookeville Whiskey Festival is scheduled for Friday Sept. 30. Now in its fifth year, the Whiskey Fest has grown to include vendors representing hundreds of brands and varieties of whiskey, scotch and bourbon.

Guests will enjoy tasting samples including brands including Pappy Van Winkle, Basil Hayden’s, E.H. Taylor, Elmer T Lee, George T Stagg, Lagavulin, Old Forester, Thomas H Handy, Stagg, William Larue Weller and dozens of other fine brands.

The festival will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at SaltBox Inn and Stables, 537 Hutcheson Rd in Cookeville. The tasting event will also include wonderful food selections including ahi tuna, prime rib bites, egg rolls, naan, chicken tikka kababs and many other tasty treats. 

Whiskey tasting tickets are $100 per person in advance. Designated driver tickets are also available for $50. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance. Guests are asked to bring a photo I.D. to the event. Proceeds will benefit the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation Pediatric Programs.

Tickets are online at https://cookevilleregionalcharity.org/events/ or call 931-783-2003.

The Whiskey Festival is made possible by sponsors Happy Hour Wine and Liquor, H20, Andrea Burckhard and Grant Burkhard-agents with New York Life.  

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