This just in: Newport Beach is throwing a massive tasting event, with food playing second-fiddle to cocktails and stogies. The First Annual Orange County Spirits and Cigar Tasting and Awards is being held in Newport Beach’s Hyatt Regency on August 12th, from 3:00 to 10:00 P.M. Over 30 spirits will be sampled, with a timely focus on corn, rye, and agave, while pro tastings finish the day and cigars from Ventura Cigar Company and KreTek get passed around. What will be there to sample?
Club CST (Cigars and Spirits Tasting) will oversee an awards ceremony where a panel of pros will grant “best in show” accolades to the companies that stand-out with their product and appetizers will be served to soak it all up. So if you think eating bacon sundaes and triple duck fat fries are dangerous indulgences, see what seven hours of drinking and smoking will do to you by getting $99 tickets online. The list of confirmed spirits is below, and yes, Adult Chocolate Milk will be there!
The First Annual Orange County Spirits and Cigar Tasting and Awards
Friday, August 12th 3:00-10:00PM
at The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd. Newport Beach.
Spirits in attendance include:
Adult Chocolate Milk
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Cascade Ice Mixer
Chatham Imports (brands include Faretti Biscotti Famosi Liqueur; Farmer’s Organic Gin; Finian’s Whiskey; Martí Rum; Michter’s Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey; and Sambuca di Trevi)
Don Cuco Sotol
Eagle Rare Bourbon
El Gran Juielo Tequila
Elmer T. Lee Bourbon
Fireball Cinnamon Flavored Canadian Whisky
Jarro Viejo Tequila
McCormick Distilling / 360 Vodka
Pura Vida Tequila
Rain Organic Vodka
Tequila 55; Tequila 7 (Siete) Leguas
Tito’s Homemade Vodka