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    Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    I know there are a lot of us Bourbon & whiskey nuts living up here in Minnesota. Thought I'd pass along news that a new, Minnesota-based, world-class whiskey event is in the works..."Whiskey On Ice". The event will take place on April 12, 2015 at the historic Depot in downtown Minneapolis. Plans call for at least 70 distilleries to be on-hand to present their wares. As of today, over 40 have committed...and the word only went out this week. We will offer 150 VIP and 350 General Admission tickets. Prior to the start of the Grand Tasting, we are hosting four Whiskey Masterclass tasting seminars. Each Masterclass is limited to the first 50 paid registrants. All four Masterclasses have already been committed to by distillers...we're waiting on confirmation of their seminar topics and pour lists before we announce them.

    Every attendee will receive a tote bag, pen & tasting book and Glencairn tasting glass. Throughout the evening of the Grand Tasting attendees will have the opportunity to sample nearly 300 whiskeys. Complimentary water and food stations will be situated throughout the venue. We will also have a outdoor cigar bar for those so inclined to enjoy a smoke during the tasting.

    The website is nearly complete, and will launch in October. We have a Facebook Group Page (Whiskey On Ice MN), and I'd appreciate your checking it out...and "Like" it. Should you have any questions, or want to be added to our mailing list, please feel free to email me at whiskeyonicemn@gmail.com.

    Thanks...and hope to see you in Minneapolis on April 12th!
    Last edited by mrviognier; 09-24-2014 at 15:21.
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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    AWESOME. Can't wait!
    -SOB-

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Hot dam this is great news!

    Can I put in my reservation for a ticket yet?? Count me in!!!

    B
    Last edited by BFerguson; 09-24-2014 at 17:04.
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    AWESOME. Can't wait!
    Me neither!

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Hot dam this is great news!

    Can I put in my reservation for a ticket yet?? Count me in!!!

    B
    Am seriously considering a Kickstarter offering to help generate support/commitment. That would include discounts on tickets. What do you think...it that something of interest?
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Yes, something of interest! I will defiantly be in on this event!!


    Only problem I see is that "Whiskey on Ice" may not be a good name for an event in the middle of April. Heck all the ice and snow may be gone by then...well hopefully, if we don't have a winter like last year. Feb. may be a better month to have a "Whiskey on Ice" event. A name with something having spring in the name may be a better title for such a grand event.

    Either way, I am totally in, VIP all the way.
    Last edited by Pudsky; 09-24-2014 at 17:42.

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Me neither!



    Am seriously considering a Kickstarter offering to help generate support/commitment. That would include discounts on tickets. What do you think...it that something of interest?
    I certainly think it's there. While we may not have as large a whiskey crowd as other areas, we certainly have a solid and appreciative group of individual drinkers, bars and retailers that support us, and having you as a local doesn't hurt either!

    Take care and see you there.

    PS, I'm trying to get the misses interested in your job posting for design, I like the idea of her working for my whiskey...
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Plus it would be nice to have a mini SB gathering there to see the faces. I remember you were thinking about doing a "get together" years ago, but this is so much better.

    B
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Plus it would be nice to have a mini SB gathering there to see the faces. I remember you were thinking about doing a "get together" years ago, but this is so much better.

    B
    I'd be up for a mini SB gathering, as long as it didn't interfere with me slaying whitetail in November.

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Count me in. Easy drive up from Iowa.

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    Re: Minnesota: Finally Getting Its Own Whiskey Celebration!

    Easy drive from Fargo for this guy! Can't wait!!!

 

 

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