The Whiskey Dinner Will Blend Art and Libations in Downtown Denver this Month

You’ve heard of wine dinners, and you’ve heard of beer dinners, but this March, Colorado whiskey drinkers will get their chance to enjoy a five-course meal paired with their favorite adult beverage.

The Whiskey Dinner is a collaboration between Denver-based film company, Traverse Image, and Deerhammer Distilling Co., a small, highly celebrated distillery located in the heart of downtown Buena Vista. The two are teaming up to host an evening of film, fundraising, food and damn good whiskey at Wayward in downtown Denver on March 22. A portion of ticket sales will help fund the completion of The Whiskey Film — a feature length documentary by Traverse Image that tells the stories of American whiskey, and the men and women that make it.

“The film follows the stories of top American whiskey distillers and in sharing those with the world, we hope to educate audiences on how truly special American whiskey — and the people that make it — really is,” said Thomas Kolicko, the film’s director. The film company has already completed filming scenes at Deerhammer, and the whiskey and story of co-owners Lenny and Amy Eckstein, inspired Kolicko and his team to find other ways to collaborate. “When we first sat down with Lenny and Amy from Deerhammer, we were blown away by the American single malt whiskey they were making,” said Kolicko. We wanted to collaborate with them on an event that truly highlights this style and tells the story behind the distillery.”

Throughout the evening, Wayward chefs and Eckstein will walk guests through five paired courses featuring a mix of Waywards regionally-inspired cuisine, and Deerhammer’s current line-up of whiskey along with yet-to-be-released offerings. Previews of scenes from the film will also be shown throughout the event. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased by visiting: http://bit.ly/2DcDrjl.

 

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