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Whisky Fest Chicago


Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Tasting — 6:30 – 9:30 PM, VIP 5:30 PM Seminars by Master Distillers and Blenders — 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM

WhiskyFest: three cities, three festivals, one great night of whisky

WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. Want to learn more about whisky? Attend free seminars conducted by distillery managers and brand ambassadors.

Your ticket includes access to the grand tasting and all seminars, a Glencairn crystal whisky glass, event program, and a gourmet buffet that’s open all evening. You’ll enjoy all of this in the company of over 1,000 people who love whisky almost as much as you do!

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Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014 | Miami

April 25, Trade Only Tasting, 3-7pm
April 26, VIP Tasting Noon-4pm, 4-7pm Public Tasting
April 27, VIP Tasting Noon-4pm, 4-7pm Public Tasting

Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

The Ultimate Rum Festival

Welcome to the world's largest gathering of rum producers, experts and enthusiasts.

Rum is experiencing a Renaissance of appreciation.

Savvy consumers come to the Miami Rum Festival to discover a truly remarkable range of fine rums from the Caribbean region, as well as North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, -- and from the furthest reaches of the world.

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world's premier international rum events, presenting a unique and exciting celebration of the fine arts of distillation, maturing and blending fine cane spirits.

Enjoy a grand two-day exhibition of the best rum brands, the excitement of the Island Lifestyle Showcase, celebrity seminars, workshops and cocktail competitions, the annual RumXP competition and awards, an opportunity to rub shoulders with dignitaries and notable experts, and more.

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Cochon 555 - Philadelphia

05/25/2014 | 4pm-8pm | Philadelphia

COCHON US TOUR & GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. HUMBLY PRESENT COCHON555. Over 11 tons of heritage pork raised by family farms will be served across the country in a nose-to-tail touring culinary competition. In each city, five local chefs will each be given a 200 pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. A panel of 20 expert judges and guests of the event will vote for the city’s “Prince or Princess of Porc.” The winner from each city goes on to compete for top honors in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June. The winner of the finale receives bragging rights as the “King or Queen of Porc” and a 4-day wine experience to Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region.

In addition to 30 chef-prepared dishes, guests can experience The Goose Nest, an area featuring the Vintage Ales of Goose Island Beer Co. paired with Hudson Valley Foie Gras. A welcome cocktail from Four Roses Bourbon. Live butchering demonstration at the Pop-Up Butcher Shop, benefitting the local culinary school. Different ages of Prosciutto di Parma ranging between 14 and 30 months, sliced by a roaming Berkel and by hand off a bone-in leg. The event also features [5] five local barkeeps in the “Punch Kings” Competition presented by Breckenridge Bourbon barkeeps can sign-up here. A Perfect Manhattan Experience featuring Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, Breckenridge Bourbon, Hirsch, Templeton Rye and Luxardo. Libations include the portfolio of Crispin Ciders table featuring Wines of Rioja, and four others tba, and the infamous Mezcal Bar featuring Fidencio and Mezcal de Leyenda. CHEF tbd will be hand-chopping at the TarTare Bar featuring Creekstone Beef. Start with Rappahannock River Oysters, the Cheese Bar including Rogue Creamery and the artisan breads of La Brea Bakery. Right before announcing the winner and heading to the after party, guests will enjoy family meal, an entire 6th heritage breed pig prepared prepared in a Late-Night Asian Speakeasy format followed by Swine & Sweets signature dessert course featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

The COCHON 555 event is 100% inclusive and always on Sunday. In 2014, ticket buyers are invited to enter to win a VIP trip to Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival in New York City, a trip to Heritage BBQ in September, or more than $3,000 in prizes from partners, including a Smart-Scoop Ice Cream Maker from Breville, a $1000 bottle of Reserve Bourbon from Breckenridge Distillery, a chance to be a Punch Kings Judge and 2 VIP tickets to Cochon 555.
Tickets for Cochon 555 events are $125 (general admission) and $200 (VIP). GENERAL ADMISSION price includes over 30 dishes prepared from the entirety of heritage breed pigs from nose to tail, paired with premium wines, brews and spirits. Both ticket prices includes endless drink and tons of food. GA starts at 5pm. VIP starts at 4pm, and includes one-hour early access to all the food (premium access to limited experiences like Punch Kings, wines and spirits), a chance to hang with the celebrity chefs, judges and media. Everyone is invited to the After Party, as always.

This epic porc event is over 1200 pounds of heritage pig packed with 100% flavor! Please keep in mind we sell about 60% of tickets before the complete event details are ever released, so if you like what you see, we suggest not waiting so buy a ticket. If you are interested in being a sponsor of Cochon, please contact us.

“I’m passionate about promoting food sources that support a more natural, sustainable food system,” explains Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. “For the first time ever, I am very pleased to welcome Goose Island Beer Co. into the family of events as a presenting sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Tour. One event cannot change the system, but together we can celebrate the chefs and farmers who continue to tilt the scales back towards responsibly grown food.”

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