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Boozing And Schmoozing Sentinel For Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Moonshine and Valentines

A Vintage Valentine’s Day Soiree That’s The Cat’s Meow At The National Constitution Center

Moonshine and Valentines party to feature live musical performances, cocktails, and afterhours access to American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition 

Philadelphia, PA (January 24, 2013) – Sweethearts and singles alike will enjoy a sinfully decadent menu, exquisite whiskey cocktails, cabaret performances, and more during the National Constitution Center’s sassy and swanky Moonshine and Valentines soiree on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Much like a moody ’20s cabaret club, the Center’s Grand Hall Lobby will feature dim lighting and plenty of fringe and red satin.  Admission to the Moonshine and Valentines party is $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members (ages 21+) and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and after-hours access to the exhibition everyone is “jazzed” about –American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.  Reservations can be made by calling 215.409.6700 or at

Guests are welcome but not required to attend in their best Roaring ’20s attire!  Men – don your best suit and fedora.  Ladies – get all dolled up and accessorize with headbands with feathers, cloche hats, long pearl necklaces, feather boas, cigarette holders, and seamed stockings.

Partygoers will shimmy the night away to the sounds of the Boilermaker Jazz Band, who will set the mood withpopular jazz numbers of the ’20s and ’30s.  The evening’s musical offerings also include special cabaret theatre performances featuring sultry selections from the smash hit musical Chicago.  Led by music director John Daniels, the cast includes award-winning Philadelphia actors, Ben Dibble, Mike Dees, Jamison Foreman, Rachel Camp, Alex Keiper, and Melissa Joy Hart.  The talented ensemble will perform toe-tapping standards from the musical including “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and more.  For a memorable keepsake, guests can grab some props and strike a pose in front of a ’20s era backdrop and have their photo taken by Peter van Beever Photography.

It wouldn’t be a Prohibition party without the hooch – guests will enjoy specialty whiskey cocktails served discreetly in coffee mugs and made with Jim Beam Devil’s Cut and Canadian Club Dock No. 57, as well as brew from Philly’s own Yards Brewing Company, including the sought-after Love Stout.  Beverages will be paired with a decadent menu prepared by Brûlée Catering including Chicago-style mini hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches.  The Chicago themed items will be paired with more traditional Valentine’s Day fare such as chicken and roasted red potatoes followed by mouthwatering desserts like red velvet cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and chocolate tart.

Throughout the evening, guests can watch as the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation come vividly to life in the National Constitution Center’s world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.  Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this first comprehensive exhibition about Prohibition explores America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.  

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is created by the National Constitution Center and curated by Daniel Okrent, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.  Following its debut at the Center, the exhibition will embark on a nationwide tour.


Big, Bold, Barrel Aged-1

The Big, The Bold & The Barrel Aged at Old Eagle Tavern Featuring Boulder Beer Company

Philadelphia, PAOld Eagle Tavern features January’s Brewery of the Month, Boulder Beer Co., on Thursday, January 31st at 7pm with The Big, The Bold & The Barrel Aged, a beer-centric event in which the Old Eagle crew will tap a selection of high alcohol and barrel-aged beers from Boulder Beer Company.

All Boulder Beers are $1 off after 7pm and beer enthusiasts will have the selection of Honey of a Saison—a new limited-edition 11.5%ABV offering brewed with wildflower honey; Killer Penguin—an extremely limited winter barleywine ale; Hazed & Infused—an unfiltered ale infused with hops; as well as Mojo Risin’ Imperial IPA and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cold Hop.

Chef Morgan Malachi will prepare dishes to complement these high alcohol and barrel-aged beers from Colorado’s first microbrewery, Boulder Beer Company. Specials from the kitchen include a half pound Bison Burger grilled to order with a blueberry sauce, onions caramelized in Boulder IPA and goat cheese, served with specially seasoned fries; and Mexican Corn on the Cob topped with Habanero Aioli and Queso Fresco. Stay tuned for more dishes to come.

Old Eagle Tavern features a Brewery of the Month with $1 off select drafts every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. February’s Brewery of the Month is Lancaster Brewing Company, so expect an exceptional event next month as well.


Bulleit Bourbon 10 yr Stright


Tom Bulleit’s First-Ever Selected Reserve Aged 10 Years to Deliver Elevated Bourbon

LAWRENCEBURG, KY (January 23, 2013) – As the renaissance of American whiskey endures, the category continues to expand and diversify. Perhaps no other bourbon has captured the palates of whiskey enthusiasts and the imagination of mixologists quite like Bulleit® Bourbon. With an undeterred passion for excellent whiskey, Tom Bulleit, founder of one of America’s fastest growing small batch whiskies, officially announced today the availability of his selected reserve – Bulleit® 10 Years Old.

Aged in charred American white oak, a select number of Bulleit® Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for ten years to see how the already award-winning bourbon would develop. Bulleit® distillers were thrilled to find that the additional years resulted in a special expression of Bulleit® Bourbon that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience that maintains the inherent character and high rye content for which the Bulleit® brand is best known.

“I may be biased, but I think Bulleit® Bourbon is incredible at its traditional age of five to eight years,” said Tom Bulleit, “but it’s exciting to see what happened to a select number of barrels aged a little longer. The result was a special expression of our family’s bourbon that exceeded our expectations and we knew we had to bottle it and share it with our loyal fans.”

Balanced, rich and complex with delicate floral notes which have been rounded through the extra years within the barrels, Bulleit® 10 is russet in color with rich oaky aromas and hints of vanilla and dried fruit. At 91.2 proof (45.6% ABV), the newest addition to the brand’s portfolio of products possesses an exceptionally smoky and smooth finish.

Much like Bulleit® Bourbon and Rye, Bulleit 10 is showcased in the iconic frontier-inspired bottle with a beige label that prominently showcases the liquid’s age. In addition, Bulleit® 10 is housed within a premium box display that creatively outlines the Bulleit family story and Tom’s inspiration for fine bourbon.

“Bulleit® 10 is a very limited and special opportunity to responsibly enjoy the bourbon in a refined expression,” Bulleit continued. “We are eager to see its receptivity and are making it available for as long as the supply lasts.”

Bulleit® 10 is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Please visit or to learn more and remember to always drink responsibly.


Balvenie Single Barrel 12

Introducing: The Balvenie 12-Year-Old Single Barrel

An email from The Balvenie

Dear G-LO,

As someone who likes to explore new, exciting and rare single malts, we know you’ll share our excitement about the launch of David Stewart’s latest creation – The Balvenie 12-Year-Old Single Barrel.

Non chill-filtered and bottled at a higher strength of 47.8% ABV, this unique spirit spends 12 years in first-fill Bourbon barrels before being filled into no more than 300 hand-numbered bottles per cask. Each as precious as the last. And while no two casks are quite the same, David personally selects only those with the distinct honey, oak and vanilla notes characteristic of The Balvenie Single Barrel.

Like each of our expressions, the exceptional quality of the 12-Year-Old Single Barrel begins with the unparalleled craftsmanship retained by our distillery. We proudly still grow and malt our own barley, employ a coppersmith and our own team of coopers to tend to our casks and have in our service the longest serving Malt Master in the industry.

We’re proud to share a rare piece of our collection with you. And we hope that you’ll make it a part of yours.

Slainte Mhath!

The Balvenie


Super Bowl Cocktails Courtesy Of Wild Turkey

Give em the Bird Blitz

Give em the Bird Blitz

  • 1 tablespoon fig jam
  • 1½ oz. Wild Turkey 81
  • ¼ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Ice

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice.

Fourth and Long

Fourth and Long

  • 1 oz. Wild Turkey 101
  • 3/4 oz. Wild Turkey 81
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup

Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and serve in a high ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

5 replies »

  1. But how do we convince the Benevolents that the Moonshines and Valentines was their idea? Any word on Bulleit 10 or the Balvenie First Fill finding their way to your doorstep … just saying.


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