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24 January 2018 — Next Friday, February 2, The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant bar, and live music venue on Headhouse Square, will kick off the month with a once-in-a-lifetime Owner’s Collection Tasting of the extremely rare and sought-after Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year. Only 710 bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year were released worldwide and The Twisted Tail is one of only two licensees in Pennsylvania to have won a bottle in the Pennsylvania Limited-Release Lottery – bottle number 551 of 710.

George Reilly, Master Craftsman and The Twisted Tail Owner, will lead guests in the guided whiskey tasting, commenting, “We are ecstatic to be one of two licensees in the state to have won a bottle of the coveted Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year and we wanted to create a fun, informative and truly special event to share the experience and spirits with other whiskey enthusiasts.”

From 7–9pm guests can sample Old Rip Van Winkle’s oldest batch ever released as well as four other rare whiskeys, including Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength, and EH Taylor Four Grain. Pour size for the Van Winkle spirits is ¾ oz., while all other tastings are 1 oz. pours. The exclusive tasting event is for the most discerning enthusiast with a ticket price point of $425.

Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Leo Forneas in addition to the exclusive whiskeys.

Tickets are available here.

— Mackenzie Mills