PDA

View Full Version : Michigan - Pig and whiskey festival in Ferndale



Tony
06-29-2012, 17:09
Howdy All:

I hope you are doing great.

Looks like Ferndale is doing a Pig and Whiskey fest in July- http://metrotimes.com/pigandwhiskey

Does anyone know anything about this or went last year?

My son's grad party is on that Saturday but I might try to go on Sunday.

Best regards, Tony

DPPSmoker
06-29-2012, 18:36
Howdy All:

I hope you are doing great.

Looks like Ferndale is doing a Pig and Whiskey fest in July- http://metrotimes.com/pigandwhiskey

Does anyone know anything about this or went last year?

My son's grad party is on that Saturday but I might try to go on Sunday.

Best regards, Tony


BBQ and whiskey? Talk about hitting my sweet spot! I'm interested in going but Ferndale is two hours away. I will have to see if I can sweet talk my wife into going so she can drive me home.

I also would like to hear from someone that would have attended last year.

Josh
06-29-2012, 19:00
I saw some flyers for this recently. I did not go last year, but I'd like to go this year. Sounds like a blast!

Special Reserve
06-30-2012, 06:15
Thanks for the tip. I lived two blocks form there 42+ years ago. I'll have to check it out.

cas
06-30-2012, 13:28
Music too. Is there anything missing?
Craig

awachatz
06-30-2012, 17:30
Sounds like fun.

Tony II

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2

cas
07-02-2012, 16:06
So, at an event like this - can only whiskies from the official MI list be sold? I believe that would eliminate Whistle Pig.
Craig

Josh
07-15-2012, 11:50
Heading over this evening! I'll be the tall good-looking one.

OscarV
07-15-2012, 11:52
Heading over this evening! I'll be the tall good-looking one.


But of course!
Also the one with B-B-Q sauce on your shirt and whiskey on your breath?

Josh
07-15-2012, 15:39
But of course!
Also the one with B-B-Q sauce on your shirt and whiskey on your breath?

Of course! Don't I always? :D I'll be wearing my Kentucky Moon Corn Whiskey vintage T-shirt.

Tony
07-16-2012, 05:31
So how was it? I ended up with family from out of town so stayed home and grilled steaks. Bet it was a great time.

Best regards, Tony

Josh
07-16-2012, 06:26
It was really fun. Good music (I liked it anyway), lots of great BBQ, good beer (all Michigan micro-brews), and the whiskey tent was great. They had a pretty good selection of bourbon, Scotch (blends and singles), Irish and Canadian. They even had Platte Valley corn whiskey and rye! You could even take your cup of whiskey with you and walk around the festival! What a concept!

It was pretty affordable too. All the food was cash purchase, but you had to buy tickets for the beer and whiskey. This wasn't a big issue, though, since there was a variety of whiskeys available at anywhere from 2-5 tickets. Tix were 10 for $20. Platte Valley Corn Whiskey was 2, Eagle Rare SB 2, EC 12, 2 tickets. The most expensive I saw was Blanton's and a couple single malts for 5. The Sugar House cocktail bar in Corktown in Detroit had a table at the whiskey tent too. They were serving bourbon & branch (with Four Roses) for 3 tickets.

Anyway, I'll definately go back next year.

Tony
07-16-2012, 12:06
It was really fun. Good music (I liked it anyway), lots of great BBQ, good beer (all Michigan micro-brews), and the whiskey tent was great. They had a pretty good selection of bourbon, Scotch (blends and singles), Irish and Canadian. They even had Platte Valley corn whiskey and rye! You could even take your cup of whiskey with you and walk around the festival! What a concept!

It was pretty affordable too. All the food was cash purchase, but you had to buy tickets for the beer and whiskey. This wasn't a big issue, though, since there was a variety of whiskeys available at anywhere from 2-5 tickets. Tix were 10 for $20. Platte Valley Corn Whiskey was 2, Eagle Rare SB 2, EC 12, 2 tickets. The most expensive I saw was Blanton's and a couple single malts for 5. The Sugar House cocktail bar in Corktown in Detroit had a table at the whiskey tent too. They were serving bourbon & branch (with Four Roses) for 3 tickets.

Anyway, I'll definately go back next year.

Thanks for the write up, certainly sounds like a good time and I will make an effort to go next year.

Best regards, Tony

OscarV
07-16-2012, 15:10
Anyway, I'll definately go back next year.



Count me in Dude, mark it on your calendar now!

Special Reserve
07-16-2012, 17:02
I checked it out Sunday afternoon. A great report by Josh says it all. I'll add the BBQ was excellent.

Bourbon Boiler
07-19-2012, 16:17
Good one to keep in mind. It's about a 4 hour drive for me, but hey, BBQ & Bourbon when I get there.