We invite you to join St. Louis' own Bourbon & Banter for a Blind Bourbon Tasting & Dinner on May 11, 2013 hosted at the historic Glen Echo Country Club. The evening will consist of six (6) bourbon tastings, a gourmet buffet, dessert and bourbon-themed giveaways.
Whether you are new to bourbon or a longtime fan, Bourbon & Banter's blind tasting approach is the perfect way to experience the wonders of America's native spirit.
The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with bourbon cocktails in the Bourbon Lounge – a venue within Glen Echo created especially for our event. The tasting will begin at 6:15 pm.
Guests will have the chance to taste a total of six (6) different bourbons in a blind tasting setting. In other words, we remove the labels, and your taste buds decide what you really like.
Patrick Garrett, Bourbon & Banter's founder, and Joe Head, General Manager of the Century Bar, will spend some time talking about bourbon’s history and how it’s made, along with notes for each bourbon as they lead you through the tasting process.
Halfway through the tasting, you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind buffet carefully crafted to compliment the event’s featured bourbons. You’ll have the opportunity spend some time comparing tasting notes with your fellow guests before the tasting resumes, and the final three bourbons are sampled.
Over an amazing bourbon-themed dessert, Patrick and Joe will unveil the bourbons used in the tasting and provide additional background information on each one while answering any questions from attendees.
And since this is a Bourbon & Banter event, there's sure to be some surprise giveaways as well!
After the tasting is completed, you're invited you to stick around and enjoy a drink in the Bourbon Lounge and continue the evening’s enjoyment of bourbon and banter.
Additional Event Details
Gourmet Buffet & Dessert Details
Guests will be treated to a gourmet buffet after their first 3 bourbon-tasting selections. The buffet menu was specially crafted to match the bourbons being service at the event. The buffet will include:
• Smoked Corn & Bacon Chowder
• Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Herb Vinaigrette
• Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes with Creole Mustard
• Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Bourbon Glaze
• Gorgonzola Yukon Gratin Potatoes
• Flame-grilled vegetable medley
Immediately following the second round of bourbon tastings, guests will be treated to Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie with homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Coffee will also be available.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Bourbon & Banter, along with Glen Echo Country Club, reserves the right to request proof of age to anyone attending the event. Please make sure to bring a copy of your driver's licenses or passport to serve as your proof of age if required.
What is the dresscode for the event?
Glen Echo Country Club has a dress code that requires business casual or greater for all guests. Please no jeans or shorts.
Will there be alcohol availble beyond what's included in the tasting?
Yes, a cash bar will be available for attendees looking to purchase additional drinks. Please note that Glen Echo does not accept credit cards.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Glen Echo Country Club has a large private lot to be used by event attendees. While there is a MetroLink station nearby, the walk is a far one. We recommend that attendees drive or carpool with friends if necessary.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Bourbon & Banter at (314) 669-1792 or via email at email@example.com.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferrable if an attendee is unable to attend. We ask that you notify us in advance at (314) 669-1792 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any alternative attendees will be required to show the original event printed ticket, along with proof of legal drinking age.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, printed tickets are required to attend the event.
What is the refund policy?
Attendees may request a refund up to 7 business days prior to date of the event.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
If someone will be attending the event in your place we ask that you notify us in advance if possible by calling (314) 669-1792 or emailing us at email@example.com. However, we understand that sometimes last minute changes do occur. Any alternative attendees will be required to show the original event printed ticket, along with proof of legal drinking age.