Whiskey! The golden liquid that has historically been referred to as “aqua vitae” or the “water of life.” It has evolved in lockstep with the history of the West. According to a report, the global whiskey market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.1 percent between 2018-2025 and reach a value of USD 9.7 Billion by 2025 from USD 5.6 Billion in 2017.
Whiskey is immensely popular in the US, with Americans consuming about 3.29 million nine-liter cases of the brown spirit in December 2018 alone. According to a Forbes report, the total number of nine-liter whiskey cases sold in the American market in 2019 amounted to nearly 69.3 million.
Where the Whiskey Is
If you love whiskey, you should make a plan to visit the Seattle World Whiskey Day. This one-day event, taking place on May 16, 2020, will have different distilleries from Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky, showcasing their brown liquor, which will be available for sampling by the visitors. Along with alcohol, there will be food and music too.
The whiskey-filled day will be held in Redmond Downtown Park, and the timings of the event are 1:00–4:30 p.m. and 5:30–9:00 p.m. Your entry tickets will enable you to sample 10 drinks.
The event is being organized by the Havens Community Connections, which is a 501(c)3 organization that helps women break free from violent and abusive relationships.
Seeing Seattle Through Whiskey-Color Glasses
Turning Whiskey Day into a weekend affair? Redmond is located just outside of Seattle, also known as the Emerald City. Seattle is a city of many facets, be it literature, art, pop culture, entertainment, and leisure. Here are a few must-do things in Seattle:
- Space Needle – This 605-foot-tall building is one of the significant landmarks of Seattle. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and was quickly accepted as an icon of the city. It’s an observation tower located in the Seattle Center, with its observation deck at 520-feet above ground level. Visitors can take the elevator that travels at a speed of 10 mph and reach the observation deck in 43 seconds. The view from up top the building includes the Elliott Bay, downtown Seattle skyline, Cascade Mountains, Mount Baker, and Mount Rainier.
- Seattle Center Monorail – The monorail connects Seattle Center to various attractions of the city, including downtown’s Westlake Center, eateries, shopping centers, waterfront, downtown hotels. It was constructed for the 1962 World Fair for a cost of $3.5 million and was opened to the public on March 24, 1962.
● Pike Place Market – This historical market is the heart of Seattle’s vibrant downtown community. It serves as a fostering platform for a cornucopia of farmers, small businesses, craftspeople, and artisans to showcase and sell their produce and products. It’s the home of Seattle’s original farmer’s market that was established in 1907. Visitors can explore the nine-acre historic district and discover farmers with their fresh produce, craft markets, the iconic market signage, the lifesize Rachel the Piggy Bank, eateries and restaurants, and talented street performers.
Where to Lay Your Head
Finding an excellent lodging option near the event venue won’t be a problem at all, as there is a diverse selection of hotels available in the area. You can find a wide selection of great hotels in Redmond, WA.
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond and Seattle Marriott Redmond are two top-rated hotels in the city. Both these hotels offer top-notch hospitality and have garnered good reviews from the patrons.
The rooms in Hyatt are equipped with all modern amenities and offer facilities such as free Wi-Fi, a heated indoor pool, 24-hour workout room, a patio and fire pit, free parking, and same-day dry cleaning service. The Seattle Marriott Redmond also offers a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and comfortable rooms with modern amenities. However, the latter does not offer free Wi-Fi, and the parking is also paid. Both these hotels are located near the Redmond Town Center.
You’ve Got to Try This Food
The city of Seattle is also home to many creative chefs offering their delectable food through their restaurant and eateries. You will find a diverse selection of food and beverages to choose from in the city—from award-winning restaurants to budget-eateries.
There are several places to choose from such as Cafe Juanita, Etta’s (for seafood), Dong Thap Noodles (for Pho), Wandering Goose (for Crispy battered chicken), Sushi Kashiba (for sampling Geoduck—pronounced pronounced “gooey duck”), Jack’s BBQ (for slow-smoked meats), Honest Biscuits (for biscuit sandwiches), Choukette (for eclairs), and Molly Moon (for honey lavender ice cream), to name a few.