Monday, November 18, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., November 22, 2013
Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival burns through Dallas November 23
The 1920s take over downtown for this second annual event.
DALLAS Event organizers in Dallas-Fort Worth have curated a festival for nearly every niche, it seems. And if you’re the type who would rather a glass of fine scotch to a pint of craft brew, this weekend you’re in luck.
The Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival takes over the Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas Saturday, November 23. In its second year, the fest celebrates with big band tunes of the 1920s while patrons sample top shelf whiskey, brandy and scotch. Local establishments such as Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse, Whiskey Cake and The Capital Grille will provide food.
The Texas Gypsies will play the soundtrack to the evening and attendees are encouraged to sport their swankiest ‘20s garb. It’s only fitting considering there will be casino games (for entertainment purposes only) and a cigar lounge onsite.
Tickets to the Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival are $75 for general admission or $100 for VIP. Tickets include food and drink tastings, entertainment and gaming chips. VIP offers early admission to liquors and access to a VIP lounge. The festival runs from 7-11 p.m. or 5:30-11 p.m. for VIP.
98.7 KLUV-FM (a product of CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth) and Sigel’s Fine Wines & Great Spirits are hosting the roaring soiree. Parent company CBS Radio has hosted three festivals already this year, including the Mudbug Bash, SausageFest and Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Fest. Lori Conrad, communications director for the media conglomerate, said each festival is catering to a different listener base as a way to connect outside the airwaves.
“For each station, we just like to create an event we feel the listeners will enjoy and embrace and will hopefully become something they’ll want to do every year,” she said.
98.7 KLUV-FM plays classic music -- "oldies" -- except during the holidays, when you'll hear non-stop Christmas tunes.