The festival is sponsored by Chivas Regal, Dewar’s, The Glenlivet, Hartford Advocate, Hartford Magazine, Knob Creek, Maximum Beverage, and Radio 104.1 FM. The tasting will include brands such as Breckenridge Bourbon, Chivas 18 year, Chivas Royal Salute, Angel's Envy, Highland Park 15 year, Macallan 15 year, Blanton's Limited Release Single Barrel, Russell's Reserve 10 year, George Dickel #12, Dewar's Signature.
Tickets are $79.99 per person in advance, and $99.99 at the door. Patrons will receive a glass to use for tasting and as a keepsake. They will also receive gift bags and other giveaways. A limited number of Designated Driver tickets are available for $39.99.
In addition to receiving a percentage of ticket sales, the charities will benefit from a raffle, a silent auction, and the sale of cigars by The Tobacco Shop of Hartford. A restaurant battle between Grant’s, McLadden’s, The Tavern Downtown, Tisane and Wood-n-Tap will also take place, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. All recipes must include Jameson as an ingredient. Attendees will be able to sample dishes from each participating restaurant and vote on their favorite. The winner will receive a free advertisement on Radio 104.1 FM (WMRQ), which will broadcast live at the event.
Validated parking will be available in the town hall’s main parking lot, 50 South Main St. Those wanting a limo ride should give Premier Limo a call at 860-828-9111 and use the promotional code “Dewar’s Designated Driver” to receive a discounted rate for the event. To purchase tickets, contact Maximum Beverage, 333 North Main St., at 860-761-2541.
About the Town That Cares Fund
Established 30 years ago, the fund helps West Hartford residents experiencing a crisis situation that hinders their ability to pay for utility bills, food, shelter costs, medical expenses and other critical needs. It subsidizes the town’s food pantry and seasonal activities administered by the Town, such as Thanksgiving food baskets, a Holiday Children’s Party with gift cards for parents, and a Back to School Backpack and School Supplies program that served 530 children this year.
About Hartford’s Camp Courant
Established in 1894, Camp Courant will mark its 120th anniversary in 2014. Round-trip transportation is provided from Hartford neighborhoods to the Farmington campsite in Batterson Park. In addition to swimming classes, a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural programs are offered as well as health and dental screenings. This summer’s classes included anti-bullying and personal finance.