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From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 KHEN is hosting the second annual “Whiskey on the Rocks” at the Salida SteamPlant (220 West Sackett Avenue). The event benefits local community radio station KHEN, 106.9 FM, and will feature Colorado distilleries, appetizers, and live music by Alex Johnstone.

VIP ticket holders will gain access at 3:00 p.m. VIP tickets are nearly sold out at the time of writing.

Tickets can be purchased online. General Admission (entry starting at 4:00 p.m.) costs $50 plus a $5.20 fee and VIP admission (entry starting at 3:00 p.m.) is $75 with a $6.88 fee. There is also the option for a VIP Plus ticket for $100 with an $8.55 fee for a VIP ticket that includes a $25 donation to KHEN.

All attendees will receive a custom tasting glass to take home. There will be a bucket raffle where attendees can enter to win three prize packages at the event.

A variety of distilleries are joining the event from across the state, including some local favorites. Whiskey won’t be the only thing on the menu either, with specialty non-alcoholic elixirs by Infinitea and Curious Elixirs as well as small-batch vodkas, gins, craft cocktails, and specialty liqueurs.

Participating distilleries include:

  • 1874 Distilling Ltd.
  • 52Eighty Distilling
  • Ballmer Peak Distillery
  • Deerhammer Distilling Co.
  • Dry Land Distillers
  • Family Jones
  • Hidden Barn Whiskey
  • Ironton Distillery
  • Lee Spirits Company
  • Marble Distilling
  • Mythology Distillery
  • Spirit Hounds
  • Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

More information is available on KHEN’s info sheet for the event.

Feature image photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash.