It seems like the world is revolving around whiskey lately – and we are loving it. The expansion of flavors, brands and unique barreling methods has created a cult-like following of new enthusiasts and long-time lovers alike. That’s why we are so excited to be part of this year’s Whiskey Business, hosted by Orlando Weekly. It’s the ultimate event for anyone interested in expanding their scotch, bourbon and whiskey palate by sampling a plethora of unique options.

On April 26 we will be sampling some of our favorite Sourced & Certified spirits during the event, one being Cooper’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey. This delicious medium-body Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is filled with aromas of nuts, nougat and caramel. It sips well neat, but is also great for mixing in cocktails, like a refreshing Blueberry Whiskey Lemonade, perfect for a sunny Florida day.

Fun fact: Do you know the difference between bourbon and whiskey? It’s all about geography. In summary, whiskey and bourbon are actually produced from the same grain – corn. But, for bourbon to be considered bourbon, 97% of it must be made in Kentucky. A small difference, but an important one.

With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, knowing this differentiating factor is key when picking the perfect spirit to incorporate into your Derby watch party. Stop by to try our top pick, Quarter Horse Kentucky Bourbon. It holds the staple characteristics of bourbon with autumnal fruity essence at a value price, perfect for your Derby cocktails. We suggest stirring it into a mint iced tea or infusing it into a classic Mint Julep.

If you’ve already sampled the beauties above, don’t worry, we have something unique to entice your senses – Sensei Whiskey. This featured item is a Japanese Whiskey with honey and toffee aromas and flavors that mirror Japanese plum, green tea and hints of sandalwood.

Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine spirits or looking for a new favorite, this event will be a fun time to learn and explore the world of whiskey. Stop by to say hi and sample some top picks from our Sourced & Certified collection. If you like a few you can pick up a bottle at the event or purchase them at an ABC near you.

Find tickets and more information about Whiskey Business here.

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