Bourbonfest 2019 The big day is nearly here! We wanted to share some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Bourbonfest experience. We anticipate another record crowd for Bourbonfest. We ask that you please remember this is a free event to attend, all allocations are limited, there is no guarantee of availability. We do our best to make this a fun event for everyone in attendance. Please do your part to enjoy Bourbonfest responsibly and respectfully. There are two primary ways to enjoy Bourbonfest 2019. The Tasting and The Allocation. Read through the details below to formulate the best plan for you to fully enjoy Bourbonfest 2019! THE TASTING Bourbonfest 2019 offers a robust tasting menu for guests to enjoy. There is no wristband required to partake in the tasting. The added benefit of the tasting is that the bottles that we are tasting are also available for purchase. NEW THIS YEAR, we’ve pulled some of our highly sought after bourbons out of the allocation and made them available for you at the tasting tables. Check the list, and if you find the bourbons you’ve been looking for…skip the allocation wristband line and go straight for the tasting table. (SEE TASTING MENU BELOW)THE ALLOCATION – The Allocation. The Holy Grail for some. The thrill of the hunt for many. Since we pulled a large portion of our inventory into the tasting portion of Bourbonfest, our limited allocation inventory is smaller than previous years. We will only handout as many wristbands as we have inventory. As of right now, that magic number is: 300 WRISTBANDS. (SEE ALLOCATION LIST BELOW) WHAT TO EXPECT | ORDER OF EVENTS 5 – 5:30 PM | Random Drawing of 300 Allocation Wristbands at Entrance 5 PM | Free Tasting Begins 6:30 PM | Allocation Selection Begins 8 PM | Free Tasting and Allocation Selection Concludes DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR I.D. ONE LINE | ONE WRISTBAND Just prior to 5 PM, we will make the call for the start of the random drawing of the 300 NUMBERED ALLOCATION WRISTBANDS. You can make your way to the entrance and line-up just outside the double-doors to begin the random selection process. From 5 – 5:30 PM you’ll be given an opportunity to RANDOMLY draw one of the 300 NUMBERED ALLOCATION WRISTBANDS. This wristband represents your opportunity to purchase one (1) of our limited allocation bourbons, as well as the order in which you will be given the opportunity to select your purchase. Anyone arriving after the wristband selection has concluded will be served on a first come first serve basis from the remaining available allocations. Snag your free wristband when you arrive and then continue to enjoy all the FREE bourbon tastings without worrying about standing in line for the allocations. Vendors will be pouring the entire time, so make sure you take time to sample something new or an old favorite. Keep in mind that any of the bourbons that we will be tasting will be available for purchase outside of the allocation process. Make sure if you sample one you love, snag a bottle early! LIMITED ALLOCATION SELECTION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM | IN NUMERICAL ORDER Please note that their will only be 300 numbered allocation wristbands distributed. This numbered wristband represents your opportunity to purchase ONE (1) of our limited allocation bourbons as well as the order in which you will be given the opportunity to purchase. If you simply want to partake in the FREE tasting, no wristband is required. Limited allocation selections will begin at 6:30 PM, and we will serve ten numbered wristband customers at a time. We will serve customers in numerical order and in groups of 10. (i.e. Tickets 1 – 10; 11 – 20; 21 – 30; etc.) When your wristband number range is called, you can then select your purchase from the available allocations. You must be present when your wristband number is called in order to make your selection. BEFORE YOU GO Once you have made your allocation selection, you are welcome to continue to shop and taste samples. You can complete your purchases at the register, as you normally would. As you exit the store, a Cap n’ Cork employee will verify your receipt and bottles match prior to departing the store. THANK YOU Thank you for supporting your local family-owned Cap n’ Cork. We hope Bourbonfest continues to meet your expectations. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to grow and evolve this event to accommodate as many of YOU, our fans and loyal customers, as possible. Our ultimate goal with Bourbonfest is to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to make a selection to purchase from our limited allocations. If you have an immediate need or questions, please contact Rachel@CapnCork.com.