Make a Mean Old-Fashioned

April 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Westport Whiskey & Wine
1115 Herr Lane
Louisville KY 40222

Mint juleps may be the drink of Derby, but we have a love for “Louisville’s Official Cocktail”: the Old Fashioned!

And at this event, with the help of Westport Whiskey & Wine and Old Forester, we’ll be learning how to make some mean Old Fashioneds, which is also the official cocktail of Thurby.

Old Forester’s Whiskey Ambassador Cat Platz will lead a fun class on the how-to’s and tips and tricks of Old Fashioneds.

First made in the 1800s at Louisville’s Pendennis Club, the Old Fashioned gained popularity after Pendennis Club member and master distiller Col. James E. Pepper introduced the cocktail to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

We’ll broaden our oaky horizons in The Tasting Room at Westport Whiskey & Wine, which specializes in hard-to-find as well as day-to-day spirits favorites. In The Tasting Room, Westport Whiskey & Wine offers shoppers the opportunity to taste, learn and explore via tastings with winemakers, master distillers, and more.

ADMISSION: $10 per person, payable to Westport Whiskey & Wine for supplies. All guests must be 21+.

YELP ELITE PERK: Seven spots are being reserved for Yelp Elite Squad members. (Learn more about what being Elite means here:


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CAPACITY IS VERY LIMITED, AND RSVPS ARE REQUIRED! The attendees will be chosen at random from everyone who RSVPs by end-of-day Tuesday, April 10. If there are still spots remaining at that time, they will be approved until the event is full.

Each person must RSVP individually, but with your RSVP, you can include a name of one person, who has also RSVPed and who you would like to attend with. While we can’t guarantee that both of you will get in, this will be taken into account as much as possible.

YOU MUST RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TELLING YOU THAT YOU’VE WON A SPOT TO ATTEND. To be considered for a spot at this event, be sure to click on “Send RSVP,” which will pop up after clicking on “RSVP.”

An RSVP does not equal a confirmed spot. You *MUST* receive a confirmation email to attend. Not all guests who RSVP will be confirmed.

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by Rick Redding

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