THE TWISTED TAIL HOSTS 4th ANNUAL WHISKEY BONANZA
The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue on Headhouse Square, is excited to host the 4th annual Whiskey Bonanza on Thursday, September 21st, 2017, featuring more than 70 whiskeys, a signature southern pig roast, live music and more!
The annual ticketed whiskey-tasting event runs from 7-10 pm and is in celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month. Participants have access to dozens of whiskeys, including Russell’s Reserve, Wild Turkey, Dad’s Hat Rye, Basil Hayden, and Copper Kings Brandy, among the mix. Additionally, Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey will make its debut at Whiskey Bonanza this year. Festival-goers can purchase an exclusive ticket to participate in a special VIP Hour from 6-7 pm featuring rare and hard-to-find whiskeys not available during the main event.
“This event is great because it brings Bourbon Club members as well as new customers to the restaurant,” said George Reilly, Master Craftsmen and owner of The Twisted Tail. “Attendees may discover a new interest or find that they actually like drinking scotch.”
Adding to the fun, there will be an exciting bartender competition featuring four bartenders competing for a cash prize by concocting an original winning whiskey cocktail. Attendees will sample and vote for their favorite drink. Chewy’s Food Truck, specializing in burgers, BLTs and “more tasty stuff”, and Foolish Waffles, serving sweet and savory waffles, will be on hand from 8-10 pm to provide all whiskey drinkers with a bite to eat.
“It’s great to have that collection of whiskeys in one place,” said Reilly. “It’s not too often that people are able to have that comparison side by side.”
As part of Bourbon Heritage month, The Twisted Tail hosts free whiskey tastings every Friday at 6 pm throughout September. Customers can sign up for the free Bourbon Club – members receive advanced notice about events, a lifelong discount, as well as an engraved glass with their name held behind the bar. Bourbon Club members receive 20% off all whiskey during September.