Bob Dylan and Brad Paisely Whiskeys Featured at Long Island Kentucky Derby Celebration Bourbon Festival at Belmont Racetrack, May 7


April 29, 2022—Elmont, N.Y. April 29, 2022—Elmont, N.Y. Long Island event producer,  Starfish Junction is putting the finishing touches on Bourbon at Belmont a bourbon tasting event and Kentucky Derby celebration being held at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, NY on Saturday May 7th from 3:30pm-7:30pm. This special event will feature more than thirty bourbons for tasting, a selection of craft beer, a live simulcast transmission of the Kentucky Derby, grandstand viewing of the track to enjoy live event day thoroughbred racing, and convenient betting windows for those feeling lucky. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the event website www.bourbonatbelmont.comTickets for this special event are very limited, a sell-out is expected. This is a 21+ event.  

What do legendary rocker Bob Dylan and global country music superstar Brad Paisley have in common…

…They have each collaborated with an award-wining distillery to create a whiskey/whiskey series that represents their own unique style and spirit. 
Heaven’s Door is a collection of handcrafted American Whiskeys co-created with Bob Dylan. The perfect blend of art and craft, a collection of stories to be savored and shared. Each bottle of Heaven’s Door showcases Dylan’s distinctive welded iron gates he created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks. Bottles in the series have received multiple gold medal honors and high praise from industry professionals. Most recently, the Heaven’s Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey was the recipient of the #1 Consumer Choice Award at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Best Bourbon.

From Paisley, American Highway Bourbon is a whiskey aged in barrels stored in a 53-foot semi-trailer that followed his 2019 nation-wide tour for 7,314 miles across 25 states, from coast to coast. “Bourbon is like songwriting, it’s a blend of things coming together to make something incredible,” said Paisley. “These are really special barrels that saw more of the United States than most people I know.”  Bourbon at Belmont festival attendees will be able to taste the American Highway Bourbon at the event on May 7th. 

While the celebrity whiskeys will be a popular attraction at the event, they are not the only whiskies on everyone’s “must try” list. The event will feature some very unique offerings, including:
• Rampur Whisky the world’s first single malt whisky from India
• double gold medal winner Woodinville Whiskey Co.
• handcrafted artisanal spirits from NY’s Cooperstown Distillery
• dangerously good chocolate whiskies from Ballotin
• small batch whiskey from Brooklyn’s Widow Jane
• mint juleps from mobile cocktail bar owner Tailored Fox and Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Bourbon at Belmont, will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 3:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now ($75pp) and include bourbon and beer sampling, grandstand viewing of the day’s live scheduled races, the simulcast of the running of the Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs (approx. 6:50pm ET), and a souvenir taster glass. The event will be held in the North Shore Terrace viewing pavilion on the fourth floor of the Belmont Park Racetrack clubhouse. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. Food is available for purchase from venue concessions. Designated driver tickets are also available for $15 each. No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted and photo ID is required for entry. Parking is $5.00 per car.  

Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY 11003. Ticket links/info for the festival is available at  www.BourbonatBelmont. The event is produced by Starfish Junction Productions. The event is supported by many including News12 Long IslandLong Island Beer Events; Hydration Station Sponsor: Polar Seltzer; Tasting Glass Sponsor: Woodinville Whiskey Co.

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