Newsy Nuggets: Bourbon, tequila, farm flings and other stuff

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Makers Boulevardier

It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month; what did you get me? Here’s a nice gift idea. Our friends at The Whiskey are hosting another of their Maker’s Mark Dipping Events. These are different from Arthur Murray dipping events. The Whiskey’s involve bottles of their Private Select Single Barrel bourbon and glassware dipped in the thick red wax that is a signature of Maker’s Mark. You might say it’s the Maker’s Mark mark. Anyway, the event is Thursday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 7563 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando. You don’t need to register but keep in mind that the last time The Whiskey held this event the bottles sold out, so do your dipping early.

The Whiskey will also host a Heaven’s Door whiskey tasting on Wed., Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. This one is limited to 25 guests. Tickets are $60 and include four bourbons to taste, food and your own bottle of Heaven's Door Cask Strength Barrel. So, yeah, you need to hit this link and get your tickets now.

Fall on farm 21

Our friends at Grande Lakes Orlando will once again offer their series Fall on the Farm. This is different from Fall Down on the Farm and much more fun. Held on the resort’s own Whisper Creek Farm, it includes hayrides, a maze, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market and food from the resort’s culinary team. There will also be demonstrations on falconry and fly fishing, which is different from fishing for flies. It’s every weekend during October and ticketing information is at this link.

  • Completely ignoring that it’s bourbon’s month, the Orlando Weekly is hosting Tacos & Tequila on Sept. 18, which I should also point out is a Saturday and not a Tuesday, the traditional taco eating day. It’s at the Cheyenne Saloon from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 and purchasable here.
  • Jaber, the Lebanese restaurant, announced last weekend that this week would be its last, at least at its College Park location. Citing the challenges of the past year and “contractual issues that were beyond our power,” the business announced the closing on its Facebook page, adding, “This is not a goodbye, this is merely a ‘see you soon.’”

Stock shelves

Besides honoring bourbon, September is also Hunger Action Month at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. It’s asking people to help Stock the Shelves with food or through donations and has some good suggestions at this link on how to get involved and what kinds of things they need (hint: bourbon is not among them).

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