DTW Bourbon Trail 2021

September 18th, 2021 | 1pm to 5pm

DownTown Willoughby | Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

DTW Bourbon Trail is postponed till September 18th, 2021. Please understand the situation. We have not made this choice because we want to. Main reason is that none of the reps from each brand are able to come. Their companies have said they are not allowed to attend any events. So we have no speakers. We hate the fact we can’t do our events. This year has been horrible for Taste CLE and it’s staff.

All tickets are still good for September event. The lineup is the same as well. It’s the same event, just pushed back. We only have one person working for Taste CLE right now because of layoffs. She is overwhelmed with customer service between all our event postponements so please be kind to her and patient. There are a few options.

1. Keep your ticket for September and as a BONUS … all guests that keep their ticket active will be entered into a raffle. We will be giving away free VIP upgrades, also giving out some gifts from the distilleries such as a barrel and free tastings with tour. We want to show our appreciation for those that keep their tickets for the September date so that’s why we are doing this raffle and giving back to those that keep their tickets.

2. You can use the price you spent for these tickets as an in house credit with Taste CLE and apply that to any event we throw moving forward. So if you don’t want to wait till September, you can use the money for an event that is coming sooner.

3. Refund. Our only snag with this is that our merchant account informed us that we can not do refunds for transactions over a certain period of time. If you truly need the money back, we will find a way to get a refund to you. We are respectfully asking everyone to keep their tickets because we have no staff and are already behind on customer service. It would just be a huge help.

Please consider option #1. We have been doing these event for years now and it gets better and better each year. We realize $35 to some is no big deal but also respect that $35 is needed by some especially these days. We just hope you can hold your ticket till new date. And who knows, you may be one of the lucky winners of FREE TICKETS, DISTILLERY GIFTS or the GRAND PRIZE BASKET. Send all customer service requests to support@tastecleveland.net

$40 – Early Bird (First 100 Tickets)
$45 – General Admission (Through August 31)
$50 – Late Registration (Sept 1 – Sept 18)
$60 – VIP (Starts at 1:30pm)

Check in Location : Garage Bar Willoughby from 12:00 – 3pm

Ever been to the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky?

Well we are bringing the bourbon trail to Downtown Willoughby this year.Each location that is participating will be showcasing two amazing bourbons with many of them being extremely rare. You’ll get to sample a bourbon at each of the locations on your way. All bourbon samples are included in the ticket price.

TICKETS INCLUDE (Only 500 Total Tickets Available)
13 Sample Tickets for you To Use on the Trail (Value $70)
Souvenir from Taste CLE (Value $10)
2 Raffle Tickets (Value $10)

VIP – Starts earlier. Also gets one additional raffle ticket

RAFFLE ITEMS (Charity Benefactor : Coins Help K9s)
Each location will have some raffle items. Everything from tours at distilleries, full size oak barrels, signs, glassware and more. All proceeds from raffle go to our charity Coins Help K9s. There will be change collectors at check in if you’d like to donate some change.
Your first two raffle tickets are included in your main ticket purchase. Additional raffle tickets are for sale at $5 each.

The food is going to be pretty darn good too. Each location will be offering a food special that pairs with their bourbon. This is a la cart, so you can choose which locations you want to try food. Pricing for each food sample will be posted.

Only 100 of these are going to be sold. These tickets allow you to start before everyone else. Many of these bourbons are hard to get and we simply can’t get a lot of it. So some of them may run out towards the end of the event. So with the VIP ticket, you are able to get those hard to get items first before everyone else.

*Disclaimer – Taste CLE, Downtown Willoughby and/or the participating locations do NOT guarantee all items available throughout the event. Some of these items we can only get a handful of bottles so they will run out before others. VIP ticket holders get access to these first.

Food : $3 for Ticket Holders / $5 Non Ticket Holders
Drink Specials : $4 for Ticket Holders / $6 Non Ticket Holders

FRANK & TONY’s (Frank and Tony’s Place)

GARAGE BAR (Garage Bar Willoughby)

BALLANTINE (Ballantine)

1899 BAR (The 1899 Pub)

SOL (Sol)

MULLARKEY’s (Mullarkey’s Irish Pub

WILLOUGHBY BREWING CO (Willougby Brewing Co)

SPIRITS (Spirits in Willoughby & Winery)

BARRIO (Barrio Tacos)

WILD GOOSE (The Wild Goose)


NICKLEBY’s (Nickleby’s Roundbar)

MOREHOUSE (The Morehouse Willoughby)

When purchasing tickets, you agree that all sales are final. No refunds for any reason. All events are rain or shine.

No refunds due to Covid. If an event can’t be done, it will be postponed to a future date where your tickets can be used. 

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