Who loves a good whiskey? Maybe bourbon?

If you want to be outside during Winter 2024, there is an amazing event that you should check out.

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What Is The 3rd Annual Kalamazoo Bourbon Fest?

With over 100+ whiskeys, including rare and hard to find bourbons, the Kalamazoo Bourbon Festival is back!

KZoo Bourbon Fest
KZoo Bourbon Fest

In an official press release, there seems to be a lot that you can experience at this festival.

"Kalamazoo Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at The Foundry (600 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007). This festival will feature 100+ whiskeys, a cocktail station and a VIP section. Most of the bottles are bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as beer, wine & other spirits. In addition to the great beverage selection, we will have food trucks, live music, vendors and more!"

The third annual Kalamazoo Bourbon Festival is happening on Saturday, February 3rd.

Thankfully, the festival is considered a rain or shine event. So, regardless of the weather, you can sample all of the whiskey and bourbon you want to.

KZoo Bourbon Fest
KZoo Bourbon Fest

How Much Are Tickets?

With each festival ticket, you get access to the festival, a souvenir tasting glass and tasting tickets.

" Each liquor pour is 1/2 oz, Beer pours are 3 oz, and wine pours are 1.5 oz. Most pours are one tasting ticket, but more expensive alcohols are multiple tastings tickets."

For general admission tickets, these are the prices.

  • $40 until January 20th
  • $50 until January 27th
  • $60 week of the event
  • Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Souvenir Glass
  • 10 GA Tasting Tickets

For VIP tickets, this is the price and what you get.

  • $100 Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Access to VIP Section
  • All Whiskeys in Main Festival Are One Ticket for VIP Ticket Holders
  • Dated Bourbon Glass
  • 20 VIP Tasting Tickets

There is also a ticket for your designated driver for $10.

KZoo Bourbon Fest
KZoo Bourbon Fest



What Bourbon Will Be Featured At The Festival?

If you are a VIP Ticket holder, you have access to these bourbons.

  • Black Maple Hill Rye - 1TX
  • H Deringer - Bourbon Whiskey - 1TX
  • Iron Fish - Mad Angler Rye Whiskey - 1TX
  • Jack Daniels - No 27 Gold - Double Barreled - 1TX
  • Maker’s Mark Creme Brulee - SP Red Wagon - 1TX
  • Maker’s Mark Kentucky Breakfast - SP Mega Bev - 1TX
  • 1792 - 12yr Bourbon - 2TX
  • Bardstown - Discovery Series - 2TX
  • Boone County - Wheated Bourbon - 7yr - 2TX
  • Little Book - Batch 4 - 2TX
  • Midleton - Very Rare Vintage Release 2018 - 2TX
  • Pendleton - Directors Reserve - 20yr - 2TX
  • Saint Cloud - 7yr Crius - 2TX
  • Woodford Reserve - Master’s Collection Batch 128.3 - 2TX
  • Suntory - Yamazaki 12yr - 2TX
  • Barrell - Cask Strength 15 yr - 3TX
  • Blood Oath Pack 7 - 3TX and more

There is an entire list of what will be at the festival that you can check out here.

KZoo Bourbon Fest
KZoo Bourbon Fest

Tickets are on sale right now. You can buy them here.

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Basically, what the webpage does is indicate the address where any kind of construction is going to be taking place. This could involve new businesses repaving parking lots, the removal of a business to make way for a new one, and other projects. It will even let you know if a new apartment or office is being built.

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