The third annual KiddushFest is taking place next month in New York City. As someone who attended last year, I greatly enjoyed my experience, with not only Bourbons and Scotches available, but also beers, an array of delicious fleishig food, and great people.
KiddushFest, a kosher whiskey and spirit festival, will be taking place on the rooftop of 230 Fifth on Monday 19 June 2023. Hosted by Wandering Que, there will be over 300 whiskies and other spirits served from various companies, along with an outdoor cigar bar, and modern and traditional kosher cuisine provided by Wandering Que.
“We will have close to 400 different bottles being poured,” said Ari Cohen, brand liaison at KiddushFest. “We will have more tequila and rum this year and still working on getting all the kosher cocktails companies to come.”
A portion of ticket sales go to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner, Gift of Life Marrow Registry. There will be a table where attendees can get swabbed at the event. There will also be a raffle to win a rare bottle, with the proceeds to benefit Gift of Life.
You can purchase your tickets online, with the general admission tickets being $180, while VIP tickets are $275. General admittees receive a Kiddushfest and Gift of Life branded tasting glass, receiving unlimited whisky pours from KiddushFest’s brand partners and fine kosher cuisine by the Wandering Que from 6:30-10pm.
In addition to receiving a swag bag, which includes a Kiddush Club Survival Kit, a Kiddushfest and Gift of Life branded tasting glass, Wandering Que Charcuterie, and Blind Barrels Coupon, VIP ticket-holders get to experience a few bonus opportunities prior to the doors opening:
- 4:30-5:30: Master class #1: Grain to Glass with Westland Distillery’s brand manager Devin Vilardi
- 5:00-5:30: Master class #2: Kosher Independent Bottling with DS Tayman’s founder and master blender Danny Saltman
- 5:30-6:30: VIP hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations by Wandering Que, and all beverage tasting tables open
There are also special buy-nine-tickets-get-one-free specials, with a general admission group price of $1,620, and a VIP group price of $2,475.