IROQUOIS ALLIANCE CELEBRATES SEASON WITH CIGAR AND BOURBON TASTING, BENEFIT
Tickets Now Available to Steeplechase Non-Profit Group’s Annual Event at Franklin Cigar Lounge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the spirit of the holiday season, the Iroquois Alliance -- an exclusive membership group that works in conjunction with the Iroquois Steeplechase -- will host its annual cigar and bourbon tasting event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. to benefit the organization’s philanthropic efforts.
The public is invited to attend to the festive holiday affair, which will be held in Franklin Cigar’s private smoking lounge, in partnership with neighboring Franklin business Carothers Wine and Spirits.
“The cigar and bourbon tasting has become one of our favorite and most successful Alliance events,” said Kearstin Patterson, president of the Iroquois Alliance. “People of all ages attend, and it’s a great way to meet others and learn more about the Alliance. Of course, being centered around craft cigars and bourbons, it also fits perfectly with the winter holiday season we’re in.”
Each ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, two cigars and bourbon tastings provided by Carothers Wine and Spirits. The tastings will begin at 6:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to arrive early to socialize and network. In addition, Dave Pearse, owner of Franklin Cigar and Justin Wilson of Carothers Wine and Spirits, will be in attendance to offer their knowledge of the varying cigars and bourbons being served to guests.
Event attendees will receive 10% off cigar, liquor or beer purchases made throughout the night (a few exclusions apply). A portion of the evening’s ticket sales and proceeds will benefit the Iroquois Alliance, which was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to contribute to the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation’s mission to promote the sport of steeplechasing, while also raising funds and awareness for the several deserving organizations the Iroquois Steeplechase supports.
“The Alliance was created for people who are passionate about the Iroquois Steeplechase as a way for them to be involved year-round in the event that they love,” said Patterson. “We have several levels of membership that allow people to contribute as much or as little time and money as they would like, and our pre-race events are the primary way we raise funds for the organization.”
Membership benefits of the Iroquois Alliance include invitations to exclusive social and networking events; discounted tickets to events such as the Cigar and Bourbon Tasting; and volunteer opportunities on race day and throughout the year.
Tickets to the event are $15 for Alliance members and $25 for non-Alliance members and can be purchased at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/events. Alliance members must sign in to their accounts to access the discounted ticket; those who are interested in joining the Alliance may do so at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/alliance.
More about the Iroquois Steeplechase and the Iroquois Alliance
The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. Held the second Saturday of May each year at Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is Music City's annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions.
Those who attend enjoy areas for families, well-appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger-than-life hats, Honey Jack Juleps and crowd-pleasing recipes. More importantly, guests support a cause at the heart of the event: Since being designated as the official charity in 1981, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $10 million from Iroquois Steeplechase proceeds. For more information, go to www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.
The Iroquois Alliance was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to assist the Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation in the continued promotion of steeplechase racing and Nashville’s most iconic spring event, while helping support and raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Those interested in becoming part of a respected Nashville society and tradition can join at membership levels that range from $25/year and scale to a lifetime membership of $1,500. Learn more about the organization, and how to join, at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/alliance.