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Bourbon Tasting


Bourbon Tasting Barrel of Fun

By Lisa Morefield, Staff Writer

Grove City Town Center, home of the acclaimed Wine and Arts Festival, is hosting another can’t-miss event on Saturday, August 11, 2018: the annual Bourbon Tasting. Bourbon tasting is experiencing increased interest. The Grove City Town Center venue is a great place to be a bourbon-tasting beginner, with eight samples for just 20 dollars. Attendees can learn what they like from several varieties before investing in an entire bottle.

Planning to come, but new to this? You might benefit from some bourbon basics. A whiskey is deemed to be worthy of the name “bourbon” when it is made from at least 51% corn, which provides sweetness. It also includes rye or barley grains. No other additions but water, used to achieve the appropriate alcohol proof, is permitted. Bourbon also achieves this high standard whiskey quality because it is aged in new, oak-charred barrels for at least two years, some only in Kentucky. This whiskey can be mixed with soft drinks, with other mixers as in the Mint Julep, or is smooth enough to slide down all alone! Bourbon is decidedly American, rich with our country’s history and craftsmanship.

Burning Leaf Cigars will be here to fulfill your desires for a great stogie!

Did you say FOOD? We will have multiple food vendors that will tantalize your taste buds along with the great eateries of the town center.

Posh Nosh Luncheonette

Cousins Maine Lobster


Schmidt’s Sausage House

Pompei’s Inferno wood fired pizza


Save the date and become an official taster of this American tradition. See you on August 11, 2018, from 1 to 10 pm!

Pre Sale tickets are available at Eventbrite,  

You are responsible to print your ticket off and redeem it at event from 1 to 9pm. Lost or stolen ticket will not be refunded.

Enjoy the music of The Boondogglers from 5 to 7:30pm

Also American Vinyl will be on stage from 7:30 to 9:30pm

Here is the list for the 2018 Bourbon Festival.

We are still working on more for you to sample.

Jim Beam Distillers Masterpiece


Jim Beam Vanilla

Jim Beam Apple

Toki Japanese Whiskey

Jim Beam Black

Makers Mark 46

Knob Creek Single Barrel

Knob Creek Rye

Basil Haydens Dark Rye

American Honey

Four Roses Single Barrel

Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 13


OYO Sherry Finished Bourbon

OYO Bourbon

OYO Whiskey

OYO Dark Pumpernickel Rye

Amador Double Barrel

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Double Barrel

Watershed Old Fashioned

Watershed Apple Brandy

Watershed Bourbon

Makers Mark Cask Strength


Basil Haydens

Wild Turkey Decades

Wild Turkey Diamonds

Wild Turkey Long Branch

Freedom Bourbon


Eagle Rare

Elias Staley White Rye Whiskey

Staley Rye Whiskey

Andy’s Old No.5 Bourbon

Dandy John’s White Corn Whiskey

Cleveland Underground Bourbon Whiskey, Black Cherry Wood finished

Cleveland Whiskey Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

Dark Cherry Whiskey

Apple Whiskey