In the Field
Whiskey After Dark 2023
World's top whiskey ambassadors head to South Carolina
The Local Palate, in partnership with Breakthru Beverage, is bringing the world’s top whiskey ambassadors to South Carolina destinations in 2023. Heading to York County in May and downtown Charleston in October, Whiskey After Dark offers residents and visitors the opportunity to sip and sample more than 100 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches, as well as a selection of seltzer and craft beer. To match the flavors of oak and smoke, award-winning chefs and pitmasters will craft complementing hors d’oeuvres and larger plates to keep attendees fueled as they taste their way through the event’s premium lineup.
Whiskey After Dark in York County will be held at the Dairy Barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. Chefs, in partnership with D’Artagnan, will cater the event with signature snacks inspired by the spirits’ flavor. VIP ticket holders are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for early access and whiskey cocktails. Doors open for general admission at 6:30. Check out our Eventbrite for more information and to purchase tickets.
This year’s inaugural event will bring the following culinary talent to York Co.:
Chris Coleman of Goodyear House and Old Town in Charlotte, North Carolina
Eric Burleson of Eldr in Asheville, North Carolina
Chris Reynolds of The Imperial in Washington DC
Jordan Keen of Beach Shop & Grill in Top Sail, North Carolina
Whiskey After Dark in Charleston will be held at the Cedar Room and welcomes leading pitmasters from around the South. Whole hog smoked barbecue, ribs, and smoked turkey plus all the fixings make for robust fare to enjoy while tasting world-class whiskeys, sipping cocktails, and meeting people behind the brands. VIP ticket holders are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for early access and whiskey cocktails. Doors open for general admission at 6:30. Check out our Eventbrite for more information and to purchase tickets.
Want a taste now? Stir up these whiskey cocktails from 2022’s Charleston event:
Lime Feelin’ Good
The Lime Feelin’ Good uses gets an effervescent texture and delicate burst of acidity through Mountain Valley Spring Water Key Lime Twist.
You’re the Pom
You’re the Pom uses Mountain Valley Sparkling Water Blackberry Pomegranate to turn a whiskey cocktail into a refreshing, easy sipper.
Top the Peach Please with Mountain Valley Sparkling Water White Peach for added effervescence and subtle peachy sweetness.