The all-you-care-to-taste event will be divided into two sessions: The Bacon Session, from noon to 4 p.m., and the Whole Hog Session, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ticket holders will receive a souvenir glass.
Seminars from master distillers, master brewers and pitmasters will provide the tastings along with Southern cuisine. A Tasting Theater will feature tasting classes and seminars on various topics. To date, Harlen Wheatley, master distiller for Buffalo Trace, Chris Mattera, master butcher from Sausage Craft, Gable Erenzo, master distiller for Tuthilltown Spirits, Rob Robillard, master distiller for Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey, pitmaster Bill Eason from Lil’ Red Pig in North Carolina, and pitmaster Steve Klobitis of Kloby’s Smokehouse in Maryland, as well as brand ambassadors from Angel’s Envy and Makers Mark are scheduled to speak.
Live bluegrass music also will be presented, and exhibits of such things as hot sauces, BBQ sauces, brewerania and other food items are planned.
Ticket details are available online, or by calling (800) 830-3976.
This is the first such event of 2012 sponsored by the Trigger Agency. Others are coming to Atlanta (March 3), Timonium, MD (March 23-24), Charlotte, NC (May 12), Richmond, VA (June 9), National Harbor, MD (June 15-16), Cary, NC (August 3-4), Nashville, TN (November 3). Details on those also are available online.
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