The Twisted Tail offers customers Southern-inspired comfort food with daily live Blues music and some of Philadelphia’s best bourbon selections on Headhouse Square. This year on Thursday, September 22nd, they’re excited to be hosting their 3rd annual Whiskey Bonanza, featuring more than 60 whiskeys, a signature southern pig roast, live music and more.
The annual ticketed whiskey-tasting event runs from 7-10 pm and is in celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month. Participants have access to dozens of whiskeys, including Jim Beam, Kinsey, Knob Creek, Calumet, Collingwood, and Crown Royal, among the mix. Festival-goers can purchase an exclusive ticket to participate in a special VIP Hour from 6-7 pm featuring rare and hard-to-find whiskeys not available during the main event, including a barrel aged version of Jefferson’s Ocean (aged at sea).
“This event is great because it brings Bourbon Club members as well as new customers to the restaurant,” said George Reilly, Master Craftsmen and owner of The Twisted Tail. “Attendees may discover a new interest or find that they actually like drinking scotch.”
Adding to the fun, there will be an exciting bartender competition featuring four bartenders competing for a cash prize by concocting an original winning whiskey cocktail. Attendees will sample and vote for their favorite drink. Chewy’s Food Truck – specializing in burgers, BLTs and “more tasty stuff” – will be on hand from 8-10 pm to provide all whiskey drinkers with a bite to eat.
“It’s great to have that collection of whiskeys in one place,” said Reilly. “It’s not too often that people are able to have that comparison side by side.”
As part of Bourbon Heritage month, The Twisted Tail will host free whiskey tastings every Friday at 6 pm throughout September. Customers can sign up for the free Bourbon Club – members receive advanced notice about events, a lifelong discount, as well as an engraved glass with their name held behind the bar. Bourbon Club members receive 20% off all whiskey during September.