Valentine Distilling Co. Announces Entry-Only Tickets to Bourbon Release Party, First 100 Exclusive Event Tickets “Sold Out”
Ferndale, MI – Tickets became available today at 10 a.m. for the Valentine Distilling Co. Exclusive Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon release event scheduled for May 23 from 5-8 p.m. While a ticket to the event is free, the first 100 tickets secured on Eventbrite included the opportunity to redeem the ticket at the event for access to purchase a bottle of the exclusive Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon limited release for $89.99. (1 ticket per person per bottle) The first 100 tickets “sold out” shortly after becoming available on Eventbrite.
Due to popular demand, Valentine has released an additional, limited number of entry-only tickets for the event. The entry-only ticket includes entry to the event, a sample of the Black Label Bourbon, and access to the cash bar. Entry-only tickets are now available through Eventbrite. A ticket to enter the event is required.
The release event will take place at the production facility located at 965 Wanda Street in Ferndale. A cash bar will also be available for those in attendance, which will feature glass pours served neat or on-the-rocks of the Black Label Bourbon as well as specialty, hand-crafted cocktails featuring a variety of Valentine spirits.
“The Black Label was created to provide whiskey fans with access to an experience that they can’t find easily in the marketplace. Valentine is a craft, micro-distillery, and we stay true to that philosophy by creating quality products that are ultra-rare. This is our opportunity to create an experience not regularly found on liquor shelves,” said Valentine. “It’s a passion project for our decorated distiller; he creates the bourbon that you can’t find as a consumer.”
Valentine Distilling Co. has released three award-winning Black Label bourbons prior to this current release including the 9 year, 10 year, and 11 year. Awards include: 95pts, Double Gold from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; Best of Category, Gold Medal from the Artisan Distilling Institute; Double Gold from the North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition’ and 94pts, Gold Medal from the North American Whiskey Review.
The Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon 7 Year release is an age-stated marriage of eight barrels that yielded 1,012 bottles from MGPI in Lawrenceburg, IN. The proof is 118.0. The marriage is a blend of 45 percent 12-year 6-month, 24 percent 13-year 7-month, and 31 percent 7-year 2-month bourbon. Although the 7-year is less than one-third of the blend, the law mandates that Valentine call this a 7-year aged bourbon.
“We included the 7-year with this blend on purpose, because it made it better. We could have made a few more dollars leaving the 7-year out from a marketing and labeling perspective, but that’s not what we do,” said Rifino Valentine, founder and president of Valentine Distilling Co. “We create quality products.”
Following the exclusive release party, approximately 900 bottles will be distributed to store shelves. The Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon 7 Year will be available at select stores and restaurants in the markets that Valentine Distilling Co. serves. The Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon 7 Year release has a suggested retail price of $89.99 as Valentine Distilling Co. aims to offer exceptional products at a fair price.
About Valentine Distilling Co.
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Established in 2007, Valentine Distilling Co. is an American pioneer of small batch spirits. Valentine Vodka has been named “World’s Best” by The World Vodka Awards in London back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. Also, in 2017, Valentine Distilling Co.’s 10-year Mayor Pingree Blue and Black label bourbons received the most prestigious medal awarded, the Double Gold, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In the tradition of Detroit’s manufacturing leadership, Valentine Distilling Co. is dedicated to American ingenuity, quality manufacturing, and small-batch distilling using old-world techniques that create superior products.
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