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Cincinnati Magazine presents “On the Rocks,” a premier whiskey, spirits, and cocktail event on August 13, 2023, at the MegaCorp Pavilion in Newport, Kentucky.

Attendees can sample premium liquors, meet renowned Bourbon makers, and enjoy cocktails by local mixologists and global spirit brands ranging from Scotch to Kentucky Bourbon.

This event unites industry experts, distillers, and enthusiasts, offering a deep dive into Cincinnati’s beverage scene and a chance to gain insights from professionals.

Want to have the rare opportunity to taste Weller 12 and Japanese-only releases of Blanton’s Bourbon there? Keep reading below.

How to Attend On The Rocks by Cincinnati Magazine

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 2 –5 PM EST
WHERE MegaCorp Pavilion, 101 W. Fourth St., Newport, Kentucky
TICKETS: Purchase on this Link’s Tom Fischer To Host Tasting at “On the Rocks”

As guests can meet the people behind the brands and learn from them,’s own Bourbon expert Tom Fischer will present a tasting class at On the Rocks.

More details will be coming on this exciting whiskey tasting.


High-End Bourbon Tasting at On The Rocks to Support Cincinnati Works

Bourbons shown above and other rare ones are featured in the “High-End Bourbon Tasting” Bar. You can secure your 0.5-ounce tastes in advance and visit the Exclusive Bourbon Tasting Bar where Fischer will also be presenting and educating.

It all supports Cincinnati Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency. They provide career and financial coaching, and job placement services, and work closely with local employers to create long-term employment opportunities.

These Rare Bourbons include,,,
Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch
Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel
Weller Special Reserve
Weller Antique,
Weller 12 Year
Blanton’s Single Barrel
Blanton’s Special Reserve Green
Blanton’s Gold
Blanton’s Takara Black
Blanton’s Takara Red
Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Pappy Van Winkle Collection Raffle

As we had recently shared with you in our interview below with Wendy Kobler, the Chief Development Officer at Cincinnati Works.check out Cincinnati Works’ inaugural raffle of the highly-coveted Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon collection at On The Rocks! One lucky raffle winner will be awarded all six bottles in the Pappy Van Winkle Collection:

– Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

– Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

– Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

– Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

– Pappy Van Winkle 23-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

– Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year


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