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Father’s Day Barrel and Ash
June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chateau Elan welcomes the team of Woodinville Whiskey for this once-in-a-lifetime masterclass ‘Barrel & Ash’ experience for Father’s Day. Relax and enjoy with an indulgent afternoon of a guided tasting of four Woodinville Whiskey products, a hand-rolled cigar, and pairing of sweet and savory bites from our culinary team. This 1.5 hour guided masterclass, hosted by Louis Guinfolleau and the Woodinville Whiskey team dives into the world of rare bourbons, whiskeys, and ryes, all while enjoying a premium cigar. Throughout this course, each guest will receive a guided flight of four 1.5oz bourbon/rye pours, one hand-rolled cigar, and delectable food pairings.
Guinfolleau, no stranger to hospitality, started his career at the young age of sixteen attending France’s famed La Rochelle School of Tourism and Hospitality. Nestled alongside the coastal city in southwestern France, Guinfolleau earned degrees in both hospitality management and bartending, and was designated ‘Best Apprentice of France’ in 2015. Guinfolleau worked as a private consultant and led the re-conception of several boutique bars throughout France, Spain, and Barcelona – most notably the Kilimanjaro Hotel in the Alps of France. Today, Guinfolleau leads the beverage programming throughout Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.
The story of Woodinville doesn’t begin with a 100-year-old recipe or generations of family distillers. It begins with two best friends and a dream. The dream is to make the greatest craft whiskey in the world by bringing the time-honored traditions of bourbon production into a craft environment — using the highest quality locally grown grains, the best barrels and coopers in the world, the most technologically advanced distilling equipment, and the mentorship of an industry icon, David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark.
• This experience will be conducted outdoors with lounge seating.
• All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
• Guests will receive a selection of four, rare bourbons/ryes.
• Guests will receive a selection of sweet and savory bites.
• Guests will be able to choose between a selection of cigars that may include: Montecristo Romeo y Julieta or Partagas.
• Complimentary cigar cutters and lighters will be available.
• Please plan on arriving at least 15-minutes prior to start time.