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Calling all whiskey lovers - this is something you don’t want to miss! We’re kicking off Father’s Day weekend with our bi-annual whiskey celebration, Whiskey Rocks. On Friday, June 14, the event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Burtonsville Liquor & Wine, 15620 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

We’ll have limited release bottles, special barrel releases, complimentary seminars, as well as tastings and bottle engravings throughout the day. Additionally, our friends at Buffalo Trace will be grilling up complimentary hot dogs in the parking lot for lunch.

As an extra special bonus, we are co-hosting a whiskey dinner with Dogfish Head on Thursday, June 13. The dinner will be held at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg -- cost is $50 per person. Space is limited so click here for additional details and registration.


Whiskey Rocks on Friday

Doors open!

10:00 am: Highly Allocated Whiskey Offerings and a Buffalo Trace Barrel Selection Release

  • We will have some highly allocated whiskey offerings available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. These will include: Elijah Craig 18 Year, Michter’s Barrel Strength, Stagg Jr., Mister Sam Tribute, Blood Oath Pact V, Blood Oath Pact III, Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon, Pendelton’s Directors Reserve, Orphan Barrel Foragers Keep 26 Year and Old Fitzgerald 13 Year Bottled in Bond. (Limit one bottle per customer)
  • Special release of our newest Buffalo Trace Barrel Selection (Barrel 1) 

   (Approximately 20 cases available – limit one bottle per customer)

  • We will have a few empty bourbon barrels available for sale, priced at $99 each. These barrels will be included as first come, first serve items. Note: barrels will need to be picked up by 9 pm. These barrels are heavy -- if you plan to purchase one, please ensure adequate transportation.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Maryland-Made Tastings & Complimentary Lunch

  • Join us for a chance to taste four local favorites: McClintock, Twin Valley, Tenth Ward, and Old Line
  • Complimentary hot dogs will be served in the parking lot, courtesy of Buffalo Trace. No purchase necessary, available while supplies last. Come inside to grab your ticket.
  • Special release of our 1792 Barrel Selection.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Dogfish Head Whiskey Seminar

  • Hosted by the Dogfish Distillery Manager, this complimentary seminar will tell the distillery’s story, as well as introduce and offer tastings of their specialty whiskey products (including Alternate Takes Single Malt Whiskey Vol. 1 and Sonic Archeology). Space is limited, registration is required.  Registration Full.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Kavalan Whisky Tasting

  • Ever wanted to try a Taiwanese whisky? If so, this is your chance. Join us for a tasting of the new Kavalan Distillery Select.


2:00 pm: Special Release – Japanese Whisky

  • Hakushu 12 Year and Yamazaki Single Malt 12 Year will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. Limit one bottle of each per customer.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Enter the Hibiki Harmony and Yamazaki Single Malt 18 Year Raffle

  • Enter for a chance to purchase Hibiki Harmony or Yamazaki Single Malt 18 Year. Winners names will be announced at 3:00 pm. Limit one entry per customer. Must be present to win.        


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Japanese Whisky Tastings

  • Come taste Toki Japanese Whisky and Legent Bourbon; bottle engraving for any Beam Suntory products purchased will be available from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Barrell Bourbon and Compass Box Tastings

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Elijah Craig Seminar

  • This complimentary seminar will tell the storied history of Reverend Elijah Craig and the bourbon that bears his name – and, will feature tastings of Elijah Craig Small Batch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year and our Elijah Craig 8 Year and 9 Year Barrel Select. Space is limited, registration is required. Registration Full

5:00 pm: Elijah Craig 8 Year and 9 Year Barrel Selections Release

(Approximately 14 cases of each will be available for purchase. Limit one bottle of each barrel selection per customer.)


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Elijah Craig Tasting

  • Join us for a comparative tasting of Elijah Craig Small Batch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year and our Elijah Craig 8 Year and 9 Year Barrel Selections.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Tasting

(Engraving will also be available on select Moet Hennessey products.)


6:00 pm: Buffalo Trace Barrel Selection Release (Barrel 2) and Blanton’s Barrel Selection Release

          (Approximately 20 cases of each available – limit one bottle of each per customer.)


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Buffalo Trace and Isaac Bowman Tasting


6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Glenmorangie Distillery and Mixology Seminar

  • This complimentary seminar invites you to experience the history, innovation, and modern application of the Highland’s famed Glenmorangie Distillery with Mixology Ambassador Justin Hampton. Taste award winning single-malts and hand-crafted cocktails in this curated class where you will learn why Scotland’s tallest stills and rigorous barrel program produce Scotland’s favorite whisky. Space is limited, registration is required.  Registration Full.


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