Well, it certainly sounds like a bit of Whiskey Business in Cleveland

If the event didn’t have me by being centered around whiskey — and, let’s be clear, it did — it certainly did with its name: Whiskey Business.

A benefit for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Whiskey Business will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 9 at Red Space, 2400 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland.

The event will boast everything “from locally produced bourbons to single malts from Scotland, from small batches to single grains, from the new to the classics,” according to its website, as well as light appetizers from the hottest local restaurants.”

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A bit more on the food from the site:

  • Elaborate Charcuterie Board with dried and smoked meats to include prosciutto, soppressata, and aged salami served with assorted olives, pickled vegetables, mustards and marmalades
  • Imported and domestic cheeses showcased from all over the world served with assorted crackers, crostini and fresh grapes
  • Salted popcorn with sweet and spicy nuts
  • Bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates
  • Salmon mousse in cucumber cups
  • Beef tartare crostini
  • Assorted mini and rustic style desserts

The companies set to bring the spirits include Cleveland Whiskey, Bushmills, Jack Daniel’s, Old Forester, Woodford, Jura and Russell’s.

Providing the entertainment will be musical acts Shawn Brewster and The Lovelies and DJ Flaco Flash.

Here’s the bad news: The window to get tickets for $40 has closed. The whiskey-glass-half-full news, though, is there’s still time to save $15 off the $75 cost by getting them before Oct. 1. Here’s the link to snag them, as well as to get a highly discounted Designated Driver ticket.


Mark Meszoros is a bourbon lover who has been on a serious rye kick for a while. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.

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