PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The tenth annual Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival is bringing a taste of the islands to Rivers Casino on Friday, October 28, 2016. Over 1,500 guests are invited to get their leis at the door, and sample luxury liquors at the Hawaiian themed event. Guests will feel the island vibes with Hula girls, palm trees, and other island themed entertainment, in addition to casino games and a delicious buffet.
In addition to Hawaii, many other islands will be represented at this year's festival, including Islay, a small island on the western coast of Scotland with nine distilleries. Laphroaig is the number one producer in Islay of single malt scotch. This year's festival will feature a new Laphroaig scotch, Lore. Lore has a "Distinctive smoke, peat, and seaside minerality, utilizing selections drawn from first-fill sherry cask to make the richest Laphroaig to date," says Stephen Jamieson, the Western Pennsylvania Manager for Beam Suntory.
This year's festival will feature Cruzan Rum, produced on the islands of St. Croix. The single barrel edition includes five, eight and twelve-year-old rum blended together into a single cask. "We will bring the islands to life at this year's festival, by using a wide whiskey selection to create high-ball and effervescent cocktails," Jamieson says.
Starting Friday, July 15th, two tickets can be purchased for the price of one ($100). An additional $5 donation will be added to every ticket to be donated directly to this year's beneficiary, Animal Friends. Tickets can be purchased at PittsburghWhiskeyFestival.com.
The 2016 Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival is produced by the Pittsburgh Wine Festival LLC, and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
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