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Third Annual New England Whiskey Fest Pours Samples, Raises Funds

By October 25, 2016Rhode Island, Top News
Frank Martucci, Director of Beverage Operations, Twin River Casino and Mike Lester, On-Premise Manager, MS Walker.

The New England Whiskey Festival hosted at Twin River Casino in Lincoln returned for its third year. An opening night dinner on September 30 was held at Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse, with regional bartending talent creating cocktails to accompany the cuisine. William Grant & Sons sponsored the opening night dinner, showcasing whiskeys from its portfolio such as Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Tullamore Dew and Hudson. The grand tasting event, on October 1, was met by more than 1,100 whiskey fans who enjoyed sampling and learning about the featured whiskey brands. A stage demo called “Flippin’ Out for Whiskey” featured flair bartending and whiskey creations. “Wicked Wings of Fire,” a chicken wing eating contest, food and entertainment were also among the event offerings. Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador; Mike Reppucci, Founder of Sons of Liberty and Michael Lester of MS Walker also presented during the festival. A portion of event ticket sale proceeds benefitted the RI Hospitality Association Education Foundation.

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