Firefly Distillery is releasing a special select Barrel Proof Bourbon in celebration of National Bourbon Day on Wednesday, June 14th. This first-ever evening release party will take place at the Distillery in Park Circle from 5 pm to 7 pm, and offer an opportunity to purchase one of the limited Barrel Proof Bourbon bottles, tutorials on specialty cocktail creations, tasting flights, and a hand-selected gift guide for Father’s Day gifting. Free to attend, the distillery is extending operating hours to 7 pm for this special release and shopping experience.
“We only release Barrel Proof Bourbon selects on very special occasions and with Father’s Day and National Bourbon day so close this year, we had to celebrate with a new release,” said Jay Macmurphy, Head Distiller at Firefly Distillery. “As a family-owned and operated distillery, we know the importance of family so we’re here to help you celebrate dad and toast to a one-of-a-kind bourbon select.”
Distilled and bottled in North Charleston, Firefly has released only three other cask strength bourbons, each selling out within hours. This particular barrel was selected with Father’s Day in mind. The flavor profile, made up of cedar and smoky aromas with a hint of leather and vanilla, reminded co-owner Scott Newitt of going fishing with his grandfather and sitting on the leather seats of the car while his grandpa smoked a cigar. Bottled at 121 proof, the tasting notes are accompanied by a toasted oak, dark cherry, and tobacco mouthfeel, finished with a hint of honey. With this single barrel release, only 150 bottles will be available for purchase onsite at the distillery in Park Circle.
Historically bourbon enthusiasts have lined up at the door for the opportunity to purchase a specialty bourbon, but for this new release and evening event, guests can arrive at 5 pm and receive a number, marking their place in line. This offers guests the ability to peruse the gift shop and sip on craft cocktails in the Tasting Room while they await their Barrel Proof Bourbon bottle, signed by Firefly owners Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt.
Also ahead of Father’s Day, Firefly has crafted a Father’s Day gift guide, featuring new and favorite items from the onsite gift shop. Shop for dad in one stop with these top five gift ideas and dozens more at Firefly Distillery:
Smoked Cocktail Kit – Bring the elevated cocktail experience to your at home bar with this smoked cocktail kit, sure to “wow” dad. Demonstrations will take place at the Barrel Proof Bourbon release event
Pampering Kit – Dad needs pampering, too! This self-care set features products from local business Pluff Mud Mercantile, including beard wash, beard oil, sugar scrub, and hand and body lotion.
Bar-2-Go – Everything dad needs to be ready to make a drink, wherever the day takes him. This genuine leather bar-in-a-bag can be conveniently stocked with six 1 oz. varieties of your favorite Firefly Spirits.
Bar Cart Essentials – This canvas bar tool roll up has the essentials dad and his bar cart need, from a muddler and bar spoon to a stainless steel strainer.
Leather Wrapped Decanter and Glasses – Give the gift of a timeless decanter and rocks glasses for dad to pour and sip his Barrel Proof Bourbon.
For more information about Firefly Distillery and upcoming events, visit www.fireflydistillery.com/
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