Photo courtesy Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
Borderland residents will have the chance to taste over 60 different bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches this weekend at the Bourbon and Whiskey Festival at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.
“Bourbon & Whiskey at The Park has grown in popularity the last few years,” said Ethan Linder, Director of Marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “It’s the perfect event for people to taste premium spirits that they might not normally purchase,” Linder added. “This year we’ll also offer for purchase a very limited quantity of 10-year Old Rip Van Winkle, which has been selling on some websites for up to $1,000 a bottle.”
“We’re excited to have everyone come out to sip and savor a wide variety of quality adult beverages,” said Linder. “It’s also going to be a great evening to socialize with friends while listening to some terrific local bands.”
The festivities take place Saturday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 10 p.m., inside the Turf Club & Franklin’s Lounge. The event is open to the public and will feature live music entertainment.
Live music during the festival will include performances by:
- Dusty Low: Country, Folk, Indie
- Damian Wyldes: Original, Indie, Pop, Country
- Brian Mars Music: Country, Southwestern Rock
- Redemption Rock: Classic Rock
The sampling entrance fee of $20 includes a souvenir rocks glass and 10 sample tickets. Purchases can be made at the door. One-ounce samples of the Old Rip Van Winkle mentioned by Linder will be $15 and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Unlike many other tasting events in the area, admission to Bourbon & Whiskey at The Park is free for adults age 21 and older. Parking is also free, however, guests are encouraged to please drink responsibly and to use taxis, ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft, or to have a designated driver.