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T.J. Finley's Winter Bourbon Fest
Returns with Rare Whiskeys and Specialty Beers, January 24

BAY SHORE, NY. January 13, 2015 - More than thirty whiskies and thirty craft beers will be offered at T.J. Finley's 2015 Winter Bourbon Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and includes a special meet and greet with Robert Kennedy, National Sales Director of Georgia's award-winning Charred Oak Spirits. The event will run from 3:00pm - 7:00pm and will be held at T.J. Finley's located at 42 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706. Tickets are on sale now. This is a 21+ event. A limited number remain for purchase at www.winterbourbonfestival.com.

According to the Beverage Information & Insights Group's 2014 Liquor Handbook," as the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever. This premiumization trend occurring in every segment of the beverage alcohol industry has the consumer drinking less, but better." Now, with the return of the Winter Bourbon Festival, attendees will be able to try some of the best-selling and most desirable whiskeys all under one roof.

As a special treat festival goers will also be able to try some locally brewed bourbon barrel aged craft beers from their favorite Long Island Breweries, including Long Ireland Beer Company; Great South Bay Brewery; Blue Point Brewing Company; Port Jeff Brewing Company; plus some great brews from regional favorites including Two Roads Brewing Company (CT), Dogfish Head (DE), Victory Brewing Company, (PA). Check the event website for a full listing.

"Craft beer drinkers and whiskey drinkers share a passion for flavor, variety, tradition, and an artisan spirit," said Drew Dvorkin, owner of event host, T.J. Finley's. "We offer more than 20 whiskies on our menu, and our patrons treat them with the same reverence as the specialty and local craft beers we serve."

The Winter Bourbon Festival will feature more than 30 whiskies, including some very rare whiskies for sampling. Barrel-aged craft beers, cask beers and rare releases from local breweries will add to the festival's highlights. A pig roast and a special BBQ food will be available for purchase.

The event will help raise funds for Gavin's Got Heart, a local 501c3 charity with a mission to educate people about congenital heart defect (CHD) while offering support to families with children affected by CHD. www.gavinsgotheart.org.

Tickets for the Winter Bourbon Festival are $50 and include whiskey and beer samplings, a commemorative tasting glass, and the first 100 online ticket buyers will receive a free event-branded beanie. This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show valid photo ID for admission. Tickets are on sale now at www.winterbourbonfestival.com. T.J. Finley's located at 42 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706.

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