Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sip & Savor - A Bourbon & Bites Bash

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My friend Leah and I went to Sip & Savor - a bourbon & bites bash, which is a fundraiser for The Clay Center.

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The event paired bites with sips of bourbon. For $55, we got six tickets. Each ticket was good for one pairing.

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Here’s what we had:

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Virgil Kaine Low Country Whiskey Co - Ginger infused bourbon with smoked chicken wing with peach habanero bbq sauce

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Redemption Rye Whiskey - high rye bourbon with mini shepherd’s pies: ground lamb, whipped potatoes, mirepoix, natural jus

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Woodford Reserve - reserve straight malt with salted caramel pretzel donut.

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Woodford Reserve also did a cool tasting station meant to bring out flavors of bourbon where we tried cheese, nuts, cherries, chocolate, sorghum

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Buffalo Trace - Buffalo Trace Bourbon with fried green tomatoes with cider reduction

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Old Forester - signature 100 proof with carved steak with spiced cherry bourbon sauce

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Basil Hayden - bourbon with mac & cheese bite

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Jack Daniels - Gentleman Jack with mini milk chocolate cupcake with peanut butter center, topped with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, drizzled in milk chocolate ganache, garnished with chocolate and peanut butter shavings

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Jack Daniels also had a VR of their tasting room.

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There were 7 stations downstairs and we only had six pairing tickets. So we ended up getting three more for $20 where we could get the last station and a cocktail.

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There was also an old fashioned bar.

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I had never made an old fashioned - or maybe even had one - so this was exciting. Luckily, there was a bartender in line with us and she provided me with some guidance. I put some sugar cubes, some brown sugar, cherry bitters, a cherry and an orange. 

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Look how good I did!

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There were food trucks outside, including Eggs Will Roll!

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Leah tried a loaded potato one!

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