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.