For two years running now, Stephen has thoroughly enjoyed attending the Water of Life Charity Whisky Event in New York City. But instead of the normal long-winded post on it, I’m going to break it all down for you in some bullet points:
- Organizer: Dr. Matthew Lurin
- Type: High-end charity whisky event
- Charity: GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation (GCAF)
- Acronym: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
- Charity bonus: the tickets are a tax-deductible charitable donation.
- Location: The IAC Lobby (this place is wild!)
- Unique angle: Speed dating theme, in which pourers host five guests at one table for a short session before guests move on to the next table with a new pourer
- Unique angle takeaways: No annoying crowds shoving empty Glencairns in the face of the brand rep; wonderfully novel way to do a tasting
- VIP Ticket pros: premium pours, a very fancy commemorative glass, and access to outdoor patio where fantastic cigars can be enjoyed (standard ticket holders can pay extra for cigars), 2 additional whisky “dates,” and VIP pours all night.
- VIP Ticket cons: you may end up with larger tax deductible charitable donations than if you just buy a regular ticket; there may be too much amazing whisky available for you to fully appreciate in one night.
- The Ultra-VIP angle here is getting more and more extraordinary every year. Rather than go through all of it here, go check it out for yourselves, including the pics (but we will say that it’s gotten its own whole night now): http://www.wateroflifenyc.org/ticket-info.html
- Ultra-tip: If you’re interested in Ultra-VIP tickets, reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the aforementioned website to contact organizers
- Oh, and there are also masterclasses (soon to be announced) you can add to your event ticket purchase.
- Most important bullet: EARLY BIRD PRICING ONLY RUNS THROUGH MARCH 17TH!!
- Second most important bullet: WE HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE FOR OUR READERS: gcaf2017
- Important bullet details: Early bird pricing gets you $50 off a VIP ticket (normally $400) or $25 off a standard ticket (normally $275); our discount code gets you another $50 off a VIP ticket or another $25 off a standard ticket.
Get your tickets now at www.wateroflifenyc.org!!!