The home of the biggest bar I know is in Astoria, Oregon. No, not the kind of bar where you can get a pint or a double-Scotch on the rocks but the bar that’s been causing ships’ captains a hard time since cargo ships started visiting “Port Land”: The Columbia Bar.
Many a ship has run aground on this ever-changing underwater landscape and probably caused many a pilot of a ship to turn to the bottle for solace when it didn’t go well.
We heard from Lauren at Pilot House that they were excited about the news and want to be at SWWD ’21. We’re excited to have them for the first time (to be fair, they did accept in 2020 but we all know what happened there). We know they’ll bring their A-O Whisky which is a 2 year old Corn Whisky treated with Hungarian Oak. We’re looking forward to seeing what else they bring!
We’ve been able to procure July 24th, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Seattle World Whiskey Day event in the Redmond Downtown Park. This was postponed from May and September of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
All tickets purchased for the previous two dates will be accepted at this event. We’re so very excited to be able to put on SWWD 2021 and we hope you will all be there!
Due to state restrictions, Seattle World Whiskey Day will not be able to happen on September 12th as we had hoped. The ban of gatherings of 10 people or more would need to be lifted and unfortunately that does not seem likely.
All tickets for the 2020 event will be valid at the May 15th, 2021 event. We very much regret that this is the case that we have been unable to hold the event and we very much beg your indulgence as this is obviously beyond our ability to control.
Due to the unforeseen COVID-19 situation, we are unable to be sure that the May 16th event date will remain viable, so we’ve had to make the unfortunate decision to postpone the event until September 12th.
This is the weekend after Labor Day and the weather is notoriously fantastic so please set the date aside to join us in the park for some great whiskey tasting.
All ticket purchases will be honored and we will allow you to transfer them should you not be able to make the September date. Obviously, we are disappointed to have to postpone, but for the safety of the community (especially those who love whiskey), we had to make this difficult decision.
Please let your whiskey-loving friends know about the new date and have them join us for a great time in the Redmond Downtown Park. Everything else about the event remains unchanged. We will have somewhere around 20 distilleries participating, vendors and musical entertainment.
As with 2019, Seattle World Whiskey Day will be held in Redmond’s newest park, the Redmond Downtown Park. This year vendors and distilleries will all be on the Great Lawn. Food vendors will be located just outside the event area.
This is a 21 and over event. The lawn area will be cordoned off to those under 21 but other areas of the park like the stage, restrooms and splash pad will be open to all ages and non-ticket holders.