The 16th annual Carson Center Distiller's Dinner will take place on October 23 and 24 at 6:30 pm – featuring New Riff Distilling bourbons, represented by co-founder Jay Erisman. He serves as a distiller, head blender, and vice president. The mission of New Riff, a family-owned distillery “inspired by the great bourbon makers of the past,” is “to someday be counted among the world’s great small distilleries.” New Riff was founded in 2014 in Newport, Kentucky. Also representing New Riff will be Patrick Spalding, regional sales manager.
Seating both nights is limited and socially distant. Reservations are required. Proceeds benefit The Carson Center, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits has sponsored this event every year since its inception in 2005. DOE’s Eat Place steakhouse will cater this 21 and up event, which will take place at The Carson Center for the Performing Arts in historic downtown Paducah. The Carson Center will follow established and practiced CDC-compliant protocols for all aspects. Both evenings begin at 6:30 pm and feature the same elements October 23 and 24: individual charcuterie boards, multi-course dinner, New Riff bourbons (Single Barrel and 100-Proof), other beverage choices, remarks by Erisman, live music, and a mini-auction.
Tickets are $175 per person until October 9, when the price increases to $185. The price includes food, beverages, entertainment, and a tax-deductible contribution to The Carson Center. Reservations are available for tables of 2 to 8 people who are friends and/or family. Friends and family forming a table may pay separately if preferred. To purchase seating, call (270) 450-4444.