October 2-3, 2020 is going down in our books as ‘whiskey soaked’. This year’s Whiskey Barrel Weekend was jam-packed full of great drinks, delicious food, and fun times in between. With all the craziness that this year has thrown at us, it felt so good to reconnect with friends over a glass of whiskey or two… or three!
This was our second go-around of the Whiskey Barrel Weekend and our partnership with Maker’s Mark® and boy was it a good one! The weekend kicked off with the Whiskey Tasting Event full of regional and national whiskey labels. After trying what seemed like an endless amount of great whiskey, we filled up on southern-style cruise and snack stations to soak up the delicious whiskey. The wax glass dipping station was a huge hit- who would have thought that wax could be so fun! There were also smoking whiskey demonstrations, a Whiskey Coke Wagon, and Maker’s Mark Ambassador sign-ups for those die-hard whiskey fans- how fun is that?
After Friday night’s event, we were ready to roll right into more whiskey-themed fun! We started things off on Saturday with the Maker’s Mark Open out at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, where we enjoyed 18 holes of golf with on-course whiskey tastings and snacks; it was a beautiful morning to be out on the course! The Whiskey Seminars were a huge hit- “Cooking with Whiskey” taught by Chad White featuring a Smoked Salmon Whiskey Tostada, “Coeur d’Cocktails” with master mixologist Bobby Gleason, and the Maker’s Mark ‘Inside the Barrel’ Experience was interesting, informative, and- you guessed it- DELICIOUS! Rounding out the weekend of events was the Grand Whiskey Dinner out at the beautiful Hagadone Event Center. There were signature cocktails to sip on all night long, southern-inspired bites to enjoy, live dueling pianos, an outdoor cigar lounge with hand-rolled cigars, and beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene views to soak up.
Did you attend this year’s Whiskey Barrel Weekend? Remember to tag #CDAMemories in your photos from the event so we can relive the fun times with you! If you missed out this time around, be on the lookout for upcoming Coeur d’Alene Resort events… There are plenty more fun times coming soon! Until next time, cheers!