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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Bourbon Event: Neat - April 22 at The Ohio Event Center in Newark

Cherry Valley Hotel has announced its newest guest experience, Neat: A Bourbon Event, on Saturday, April 22, from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Guests can sample pours and cocktails from heritage brands to craft distilleries while enjoying musical entertainment, a bourbon crafters marketplace, giveaways, and bourbon education classes about food pairings, cocktails, and bourbon history.

“With the success of our two smaller bourbon events, we saw a need in the market for an event like Neat,” said Tim Norman, General Manager of Cherry Valley Hotel. “We are passionate about bourbon and wanted to create an immersive and interactive experience.”
Tickets can be purchased online at General Admission tickets will be available for $115 and include access to the event plus eight pours with the option to buy additional pours. Guests who book the Neat Hotel Package will be VIPs and will receive a discounted hotel room, early access to Neat, early hotel check-in, a special tasting, a special gift, and tickets to the event. Groups interested in purchasing ten tickets or more can call the hotel at 740-788-1200 for a discounted rate. 
Neat is perfect for people that are already knowledgeable about bourbon wishing to engage with other tasters and passionate distillers like Woodford Reserve, New Riff Distilling, and more from the region. Neat will also be an event for guests that want to learn more about the history of bourbon and the intricate art of distilling and taste. Neat will also highlight local Ohio bourbon distilleries so guests can try bourbon created in their own state. 
For more information on festivities or to book a room, visit or call (740) 788-1200. You can buy tickets here

A sample of some of the brands participating

My Take

This looks like a good event for new and seasoned bourbon fans. Ironically, I've been asked to speak. My topic is below and I also have a preview of how I anticipate it'll go for me! I highly encourage anyone interested to check it out.. and as a bonus... you can heckle me in person. Here is the link to sign-up again

Topic Title: "Decoding Bourbon: A Beginner's Guide to Rating Whiskey"

Brief description: Designed to introduce novice whiskey enthusiasts to the process of evaluating and rating bourbons. It includes an overview of the flavor profile of bourbon and the different factors that can influence it. Mark will explain the different categories used to assess a bourbon's quality, including nose, palate, finish, and overall impression. 

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