With admission, attendees are given $40 worth of tokens to spend on tasting samples from the distillers and chefs. This was plenty for most people at the 2016 Chowder Fest, but more tokens can be purchased for $2 each. Beer from Red Hook and wines from Desert Wind will also be available for purchase with tokens. There will be a retail store on sight where you can purchase any of the whiskey’s sampled, and a pair of ‘Blind Flights’, one of bourbons and one for ryes, and we let attendees vote for their favorite.
Seminars will be held in a smaller enclosed room this year so that noise will not be an issue, and any whiskeys sampled in the seminars will be available at a discount from Esquin Wine and Spirits.