CLEVELAND, Ohio – The second annual Whiskey Circus tasting-fundraising event is back.
The benefit for A Special Wish Foundation of Northeast Ohio offers whiskey tastings (with an emphasis on bourbon) and a rare whiskey raffle. The event is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
The raffle will feature as many as 25 rare whiskeys. Guests can buy $20 raffle tickets at the event. Winners will be announced starting at 5:30 p.m.
The event also will offer a bonus raffle, which will feature high-value items including a 10-day trip to Ireland, an emerald necklace designed by A Special Wish child, and a one-year florist subscription.
Singer Sammi Butler will perform, and circus-themed entertainment includes a fire breather, stilt walkers, aerial artists, juggler and tarot-card reader.
Tickets are limited. Cost is $85 and includes 10 half-ounce pours of 50 different whiskeys offered, heavy appetizers, raffles and whiskey seminars.
Cleveland Bourbon Co-op members will pour and discuss the bourbons. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Last year’s event sold out.
The 10-year-old non-profit beneficiary grants wishes of individuals under age 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.
The Madison is at 4601 Payne Ave., Cleveland.
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