Celebrate the Season: Cigar + Bourbon Tasting


The Iroquois Steeplechase will host a cigar and bourbon tasting at Franklin Cigar, in partnership with its neighboring Franklin business Carothers Wine and Spirits, to benefit our membership group, the Iroquois Alliance, on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to the festive holiday affair, which will be held in Franklin Cigar’s private smoking lounge. Each ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, two cigars and bourbon tastings provided by Carothers Wine and Spirits. The tastings will begin at 6:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to arrive early to socialize and network. Dave Pearse, owner of Franklin Cigar and Justin Wilson of Carothers Wine and Spirits will be in attendance to engage in informative discussions of the different varieties of cigars and bourbons with those who are interested.

Event attendees will receive 10% off cigar, liquor or beer purchases made that night (a few exclusions apply.) A portion of the evening’s ticket sales and proceeds will benefit the Iroquois Alliance, which was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to contribute to the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation’s mission to promote the sport of steeplechasing, while also raising funds and awareness for the several deserving organizations the Iroquois Steeplechase supports.

Membership benefits of the Iroquois Alliance include invitations to exclusive social and networking events; discounted tickets to events such as the Cigar and Bourbon Tasting; and volunteer opportunities on race day and throughout the year.

Tickets to the event are $15 for Alliance members and $25 for non-Alliance members and can be purchased at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/events. Alliance members must sign in to their accounts to access the discounted ticket; those who are interested in joining the Alliance may do so at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/alliance.