“By Whiskey Lovers, For Whiskey Lovers”
The 2nd Annual American Whiskey Convention is a Grand Tasting
at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA on March 24th
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb 7, 2017 — Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American Whiskey. As the first days of spring arrive, Philadelphia will host the largest all-American whiskey event in the country! Philadelphia’s whiskey aficionados will have access to a grand tasting with over 150 bourbons, ryes, wheat and malt whiskeys from some of the finest distilleries in the country.
The 2nd Annual American Whiskey Convention takes place on Friday, March 24th in the Hall of Fame Club of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa.
“We’ve created an event to highlight America’s whiskey renaissance and celebrate modern innovation while paying respect to the traditions and history of distilling here in the U.S.,” says Laura Fields of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation. Her foundation focuses on supporting and promoting local agriculture and the reintroduction of heritage and heirloom seeds to Pennsylvania small grain farmers. “American whiskey needs American farmers and vice versa,” she adds. “Bourbon is liquid national pride.”
The growing list of whiskeys available at the event can be found at americanwhiskeyconvention.com. Attendees can sample from a wide variety of whiskeys made from different grains, varying ages, production processes, and taste profiles. Guests can interact with whiskey experts, distillers, malters and farmers through-out the event.
The Grand American Whiskey Tasting begins for VIP ticket holders at 5:30PM on March 24th and at 6:30-9PM for general admission. The event is much more than just whiskey! There are artisan crafts, food, luxury goods and more. A Philadelphia Mummers brass band, the Traveling Tobacconist Airstream trailer cigar smoker’s lounge and a variety of attractions start off this fun filled night for guests.
In addition to spectacular spirits and attractions at the American Whiskey Convention, the whiskey-minded can attend some of this year’s seminar tastings and discussion forums. Guests can interact with whiskey-world heavyweights in small and intimate classes. They include a Bourbon Whiskey Discussion and Educational Forum with Lew Bryson, Fred Minnick and Noah Rothbaum, “The Science of Maturation” with Moonshine University’s Tyler Gomez-Basauri, a VIP Private Whiskey Tasting with Woodford Reserve (with guest Marty Duffy) and you can meet Jimmy Russell of Wild Turkey (tasting and discussion forum). Yes, that’s right! Jimmy Russell is coming to Philadelphia!
“I am personally thrilled to be having Jimmy Russell join us for our event. He is a living legend and it is an honor to have him,” Ms. Fields remarked. “His visit is an indication of just how popular American whiskey is becoming in Philadelphia.” Other exceptional guests and highlights are Mark Gillespie from the podcast WhiskyCast, White Dog Row (new make spirit distillers), the Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer, The Twisted Tail Cocktail Classes, Smoker Zone’s Cigar Patio and Lounge, the American Whiskey Convention’s Luxury Lounge, with book sales and signatures by notable whiskey writers Lew Bryson, Fred Minnick and Noah Rothbaum. More highlights can be found here.
Each year, the American Whiskey Convention grows to educate more guests about the innovation and experimentation taking place in America’s whiskey distilleries. The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation is proud to host the American Whiskey Convention as a fundraiser for the charity and its work to promote local small farming. While it has taken almost 100 years for the country to recover from Prohibition, the future is looking bright for American Distilling and American farmers. The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation and the American Whiskey Convention are one shining example of that bright future.
The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation is committed to promoting the role and history of local small farming. Working together with farmers and other local non-profits, the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation helps bring attention to the vital role of small farming in our communities.