A spirited tasting in the Town Center


By Andrea Cordle
Southwest Editor

The goal of Town Center Inc. is to bring people to downtown Grove City. The group has hosted several events that have done just that.

Earlier this summer, Town Center Inc. hosted its annual Wine and Arts Festival. Now, they turn to hard liquor.

The group will host a Bourbon Tasting event from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at the corner of Columbus Street and Broadway.

According to Andy Furr, executive director of Town Center Inc., patrons can purchase eight tickets for $20.

“Bourbon is trending right now. It is a great opportunity to try bourbon,” said Furr.

The event will feature six vendors and 27 different flavors of the American whiskey, including blackberry, blueberry corn whiskey and two Japanese bourbons.

Furr said most of the vendors taking part in the event are Ohio distillers, who have to age the whiskey for about seven years.

Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century. It is made from corn and rye or barley, said Furr.

The event will also feature food and cigars to go with the bourbon flavors.

Furr said like the Wine and Arts Festival, the Bourbon Tasting event aims to bring attention to downtown Grove City businesses.

“We want people to shop local and buy local,” said Furr.

So far, the group has had success getting people into the Town Center. The Wine and Arts Festival brings thousands to the area each year. Furr is hoping the bourbon tasting event will bring in about 4,000 people.

For more information, visit www.grovecitytowncenter.org or call 614-539-8762.


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