Andrews Entertainment District Hosts Inaugural Moonshine festival

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Andrews Entertainment District hosts it’s1st Annual Andrews Moonshine Festival to be held on Saturday, October 18th.  Choose from a General Admission or VIP ticket and taste over 50 varieties of Moonshine regional & national, from Apple Pie ‘shine to Peppermint ‘shine.  Enjoy Live Music featuring the sounds of the Gary Ray Trio, meet & greet with Distillers, and some very Special Guests including NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott, Wayne “Hill Billy” Nix from the Discovery hit show Moonshiners, Ricky Estes, Moonshiner from Short Mountain Distillery, and Charlie Ball from Troy & Sons Distillery who will also have their classic car the Ford F135 moonshine truck on exhibition.   You will BE able to see Bill Elliott’s Dawsonville Moonshine Stock Car at the Festival.

Tickets on sale now:

$15 ($30 value) for one General Admission ticket includes:

  • Taste over 50 varieties of Moonshine
  • Water, Sweet Tea & Lemonade Station
  • Live Music
  • Andrews Moonshine Festival Tasting Book

$30 VIP ($60 value) for one VIP Admission ticket includes:

  • Private Early VIP Reception from 1-2pm for VIPS only
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Distillers, and Special Guests
  • Taste over 50 varieties of Moonshine
  • Wine Tasting hosted by a Winemaker
  • Craft BEer Tasting with Monday Night Brewing
  • Water, Sweet Tea & Lemonade Station
  • Four Roses Bourbon Tasting in Prohibition
  • Live Music
  • Andrews Moonshine Festival Tasting Book & Gift Bag
  • Your choice of Seminars

2:30pm-3:15pm Taste Craft American Whiskey Like A Pro
Wine geeks can swirl a glass at diner and talk about its color, bouquet, and flavor.   Can you do it with whiskey?  Using the whiskey flavor wheel you will learn how to taste whiskey and tell your friends about it like a pro by blind tasting several whiskies side by side!
Hosted by:  Eddie Varsalona CSS, CSW  Troy & Sons Whiskey

3:30pm-4:15pm “The Moonshiner’s Journey- from Immigrant to Legitimate” traces America’s love of whiskey from the Scotch-Irish immigrants to today’s (finally) legal Moonshiners. It’s about why they came here and how they made their way. Along their journey they started rebellions, broke a few laws, and drove some fast cars.
Hosted by:   Randall Roberts, Georgia Ambassador for Piedmont Distillers; Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon & Catdaddy Carolina Spiced Moonshine

4:30pm-5:15pm  A Start Up Whisky Distillery for the Entrepreneur  This seminar will review what it takes to get a start up whiskey distillery up & running from an entrepreneur’s point of view.  Learn the legalities of distilling, recipe development, spirit identity, ingredient basics as well as basic techniques & procedures of how a craft distiller operates.
Hosted by:  Mark Allen, Owner/Distiller Lazy Guy Distillery in Kennesaw GA

5:30pm-6:15pm Moonshine 101 & Tales of a Moonshiner This seminar will uncover the truths of what authentic moonshine is and isn’t, and why it’s important to read the laBEl.  Former illegal moonshiner tells the tale of going from a backwoods wildcatting career of making moonshine, close calls with the law, arrests and one very bad explosion.
Hosted by:  Billy Kaufman Founder & President & Ricky Estes Partner & ‘Shiner of Short Mountain Distillery

All Seminars will be held in the Atlanta Improv in the upper level of the Courtyard.  Seating will be limited to the first 150 VIPs.  Seminars are 30 minutes with a 15 minute Q & A session and includes a tasting.

Proceeds from ticket sales will BEnefit the Shepherd Center.

Moonshine poster

Get your tickets now http://www.andrewsdistrict.com/events-2/tickets/

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