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Winter Bourbon Fest Returns

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Rare Whiskeys and Specialty Beers, February 24

Whiskeys and bourbon barrel aged craft beers are on tap for the 2018 Winter Bourbon Festival taking place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 3:30pm – 7:00pm.  The 5th annual Winter Bourbon Festival will be held at T.J. Finley’s located at 42 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706.  Tickets are on sale now. This is a 21+ event.  A limited number of tickets are available.  For event information and to purchase tickets, visit

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Whiskey Feast Coming To Brooklyn November 19th

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What better way to celebrate fall than with an Old Fashioned in one hand and a sweet potato ramen burger in the other? Cannonball Productions is launching Whiskey Feast, the ultimate whiskey and cocktail festival, at Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, November 19th.

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Seventh Annual Pig Island Returns To Red Hook, Adds New Chefs

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Pig Island and Food Karma projects are thrilled to announce the first round of NYC chefs lining up to take part in the Seventh Annual Pig Island. Benefiting local farms and celebrating both award-winning and up-and-coming chefs, Pig Island truly is a destination-worthy event. You’ll be loving the line-up of chefs when you join Pig Island on Saturday, September 10th from 11:30AM to 4:00PM, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Among the chefs already confirmed for this year (subject to change):

With more chefs to come, this year’s Pig Island will be adding even more vegetarian and sides options, including Mexican grilled corn, pickles from The Pickle Guys, other fermented foods at the Just Food Kimchi Station, and salads by Tinyfield. All chefs will cook on open grills with Royal Oak Charcoal.
Beverages include:

  • Crarft beer and cider, including Sixpoint and Virtue Cider (others TBA)
  • NY wines, including Red Hook Wiinery
  • Whiskey pavilion with Filibuster, High West and other whiskeys TBA
  • Mezcal pavilion with Mezcal de Leyenda, Del Maguey, El Buho and other Mezcals TBA

Charitable partners for Pig Island 2016 include Just Food, Heritage Radio Network and Newark Mentoring Movement. This year our featured pig farm is Flying Pigs Farm (in Washington County) and farmer Michael Yezzi.

Pig Island was created in 2010 to support small NY pig farmers. Our mission is to create an upscale culinary event and to buy pigs and directly from NY farmers to give to chefs in a challenge to create snout-to-tail recipes at our annual fest.

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Whiskey Fried Festival Launching In Brooklyn July 9th

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The creators of the highly-acclaimed Bacon and Beer Classic are at it again! Cannonball Productions will introduce a new, all-inclusive food and beverage festival, Whiskey Fried, at Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, July 9th.

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Put Your Whiskey To Good Use With These Cool Suggestions

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Whiskey is a drink that features in many drinkers’ collections. If you’re a connoisseur, you might have bottles of all ages from around the world. It can differ significantly, from cheap and cheerful to expensive, top-shelf liquor. Anyone who likes a glass now and then is sure to have at least one bottle at any given time. But drinking isn’t all it’s good for. There are other uses for a bottle of whiskey, from cooking to surviving out in the wild. Keep reading to find out what else this indomitable spirit could do for you.

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