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  • Lansing Bourbon Fest

    Detroit Bourbon Fest

    Saturday, October 16th 2021 at Boat House on Belle Isle

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Welcome to Detroit Bourbon Fest

 The Inaugural Detroit Bourbon Fest is on Saturday, October 16th 2021. There are two sessions with Session One from 4pm to 7pm and Session Two from 8pm to 11pm

Detroit Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at Boat House on Belle Isle (E Picnic Way, Detroit, MI 48207). This festival will feature 100+ whiskeys, 30+store picks & high-end bottle section. The majority of the list is bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as Rye whiskey, Tennessee whiskey and Japanese whiskey. In addition to the great whiskey selection, we will have a food truck, live music, vendors and more!

 *All visitors are required to adhere to the State of Michigan Recreation Passport Policy. State Recreation passports are needed on all vehicles to gain entry into the park. If not already purchased through the Secretary of State, the passport is $11.00 (annually) for Michigan registered vehicles and $9.00 (daily) or $31.00 (annually) for non-Michigan vehicles. Commercial vehicles are $16.00 (daily). Recreation Passports may be obtained at the park  during regular business hours or at the booth upon entering the park. Please visit our website for more details: www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

Main Festival Bourbon List Click Here 

Food Vendor 

Tres Leches N Snacks TacosRoad Dogz Logo

Live Music:

Mark Warner: 5pm to 7pm

Mark Warner: 9pm to 11pm

BEER SPONSOR

New Holland Brewing Logo

FEATURED BEER:

  • Dragon's Share Seltzer (Original, Cherry, Orange & Blackberry)
  • Dragon's Milk Reserve: 2021-2
  • Dragon's Milk White
  • Coastal Dreams Milkshake IPA
  • Golden Sails
  • Hazy River
  • Ichabod
  • Lightpoint
  • Little Piglet
  • Poet Stout
  • Tangerine Space Machine

CIDER & WINE SPONSOR

45 North Vineyard and Winery Logo

FEATURED WINE & CIDER:

  • 2019 Unwooded Chardonnay
  • 2019 45 Red
  • 2019 45 White
  • 2018 Select Harvest Riesling
  • 2018 Dry Riesling
  • 2020 45 Bubbly
  • Afterglow
  • 2017 Pinot Noir
  • 2017 Cabernet Franc/Merlot
  • Sparkling Peach Bottle
  • Sparkling Strawberry
  • Cherry Dessert
  • 2020 Rose of Pinot


VIP Bottle LIST (YOu Get Access With VIp TICKET)

VIP Bottle list

  • Barrel Bourbon Single Barrel 14yr
  • Black Maple Hill Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Clyde May’s 9 Year Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Garrison Brothers Single Barrel
  • Hakushu 12 Year Single Malt Whiskey
  • Jack Daniels Heritage Barrel
  • Knob Creek 2001
  • Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Year
  • Peerless Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof
  • Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10yr
  • St. George Single Malt Whiskey
  • Yamazaki Single Malt 12yr
  • Elijah Craig 18-Year - 2TX
  • Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon - 2TX
  • Angels Envy Cask Strength 2019 - 3TX
  • Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 18 Year  - 3TX
  • Michter's 10 year Old Single Barrel - 3TX
  • Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 25 Year - 3TX
  • Parker's Heritage Collection - Heavy Char Rye Whiskey - 3TX
  • Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel - 3TX
  • Weller Barrel Proof - Store Pick Red Wagon -  3TX
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof - 5TX
  • Whistle Pig The Boss Hog The Samurai Scientist - 5TX
  • Pappy Van Winkle 2019 15 Year Old - 17TX
  • Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition - 17TX

Ticket Info:


Every festival ticket includes entry to the Festival, Souvenir Tasting Glass 10, 15 or 20 Tasting Tickets. Each pour is a 1/2 oz pour. Most pours are one tasting ticket but more expensive whiskeys are two or three tastings tickets. Additional alcohol tickets will be available for purchase at the festival; GA Ticket for $2 & VIP Ticket for $4.

Early Bird GA Tickets: $40 (Until APRIL 16th)

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

  • Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Souvenir Glass
  • 10 Tasting Tickets

GA Tickets: $50 (After September 16th GA Ticket Goes Up $10 Per Ticket)

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

  • Entry & Access to Main Festival List of 100+ whiskeys
  • Souvenir Glass
  • 10 Tasting Tickets

VIP Tickets: $100 (Limited to 90 tickets per session)

Session 1: 4pm to7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

  • Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Access to High End Bottle Section 
  • All Whiskeys in Main Festival Are One Ticket for VIP Ticket Holders
  • Special Etched Bourbon Glass
  • 20 Tasting Tickets 

VIP Bottle List 

  • Barrel Bourbon Single Barrel 14yr
  • Black Maple Hill Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Clyde May’s 9 Year Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Garrison Brothers Single Barrel
  • Hakushu 12 Year Single Malt Whiskey
  • Jack Daniels Heritage Barrel
  • Knob Creek 2001
  • Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Year
  • Peerless Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof
  • Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10yr
  • St. George Single Malt Whiskey
  • Yamazaki Single Malt 12yr
  • Elijah Craig 18-Year - 2TX
  • Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon - 2TX
  • Angels Envy Cask Strength 2019 - 3TX
  • Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 18 Year  - 3TX
  • Michter's 10 year Old Single Barrel - 3TX
  • Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 25 Year - 3TX
  • Parker's Heritage Collection - Heavy Char Rye Whiskey - 3TX
  • Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel - 3TX
  • Weller Barrel Proof - Store Pick Red Wagon -  3TX
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof - 5TX
  • Whistle Pig The Boss Hog The Samurai Scientist - 5TX
  • Pappy Van Winkle 2019 15 Year Old - 17TX
  • Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition - 17TX

GroupOn Redemption Ticket: $60

  • Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Souvenir Glass
  • 15 Tasting Tickets

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm


GA Tickets at Gate: $55 (If Not Sold Out)

  • Entry & Access to Main Festival with 100+ whiskeys
  • Souvenir Glass
  • 10 Tasting Tickets

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

Designated Driver Ticket: $10

Entry Into Festival: This is a Non-Drinking Ticket & includes coffee and water


*All sales are final and tickets are not refundable.

Proceeds Benefit Friends of The River

Friends Of The River TH

 The Friends of the River is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that works to improve water quality, access, and awareness on the Rivers in Michigan. We implement these goals in a number of ways. A few examples would be by getting our hands dirty and hosting regular river clean ups. Or when we work with communities to help provide docking for recreational boats of all sizes from kayaks to larger power boats. We also host and attend events regarding the rivers in order to help keep communities aware of just how important our rivers and water resources are.