Bacon & Bourbon 2017

Bacon and bourbon: two great tastes that taste great together. At Astor Center’s 9th annual Bacon & Bourbon celebration, these bold and beloved American flavors come together once again in a dizzyingly delicious tasting extravaganza. Join us for a lively walk-around tasting of over 50 bourbons, ryes, and American whiskeys of all stripes alongside a wide array of smoky pork treats and craft cocktails.

The main tasting in Astor Center will consist of two two-hour sessions, $69 per session. Or, beat the crowd and get an additional half-hour of tasting for $79. And with the $99 VIP package, you’ll get early access to the tasting as well as gaining entry to one of our signature VIP spirits seminars before the event.


What you can expect:

  • 50+ bourbon, rye, and other American whiskies to be enjoyed at your leisure.
  • An array of bacon treats to be enjoyed at your leisure.
  • Whiskey-based craft cocktails.
  • VIP ticket only: an hour long whiskey seminar.


Level
Beginner - Advanced
Good for
Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whiskey Lover, Fun with Friends
Style
Walk-Around Tasting
Food Served
Stations and passed hors d’oeuvres

VIP Seminars

Session 1 Exclusive

Blind Whiskey Tasting


Taste through whiskey in a whole new way in this special blind tasting seminar. We'll use our senses to identify unique characteristics in each whiskey before diving into the hard facts of each delicious offering. Tasters of all levels welcome!


What you can expect:

  • Four sample pours of American whiskey.
  • Palate-cleansing bread.
  • One hour of education—including a Q&A session—with an Astor Center instructor.
  • Early access to Bacon & Bourbon tasting rooms.

Session 2 Exclusive

Boilermaker: A Beer & Whiskey Pairing


Take your beer and shot game to the next level with this fun and informative seminar. Learn why this combo is a match made in heaven, while enjoying a delicious selection of craft beers and domestic whiskeys.


What you can expect:

  • One welcome beverage.
  • Three whiskey and beer pairings.
  • Palate-cleansing bread.
  • One hour of education—including a Q&A session—with two Astor Center instructors.
  • Early access to Bacon & Bourbon tasting rooms.

General Admission Ticket

$69

Join our annual celebration of two great American pleasures by tasting your way through the best of the best: 50+ samples of bourbon, rye, and other American whiskies, paired with smoky, porky fare.

  • Session 1 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 2 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Early Entrance Ticket

$79

Beat the crowd and gain an additional half an hour of tasting with this early entry ticketing option.

  • Session 1 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 2 5:30pm - 8:00pm

VIP Ticket

Early Entrance + VIP Seminar

$99

Born to be a bourbon snob? VIP tickets will grant entry to one of our signature whiskey seminars. Then, be among the first to start the party with Early Entrance perks.

  • Session 1 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 2 4:30pm - 8:00pm