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Sun Whiskey Fest To Take Place April 1st At Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Tickets on sale this Friday

Uncasville, CT (January 27, 2016) – Join Mohegan Sun for the Sun WhiskeyFest on April 1, 2016 and enjoy the finest whiskey, great food, live entertainment and more. Tickets for Sun Whiskey Fest go on sale Friday, January 29th through Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Sun Whiskey Fest 2016

Beginning at 7:00pm and going through 11:00pm on Friday, April 1st and taking place inside the Uncas Ballroom, Sun Whiskey Fest promises to be a special festival for Whiskey lovers. Guests will be able to try new and old favorites of whiskey, scotch, bourbon and rye.   Craft batch cocktails for those looking for something a little different will be available as well. Experts from many of the distilleries will be on hand to discuss their style of whiskey and other libations!

Delicious small plates will also be featured from some of the region’s top restaurants and The Shiny Lapel Trio with provide entertainment for the evening.

Tickets to this event are $75.00 and go on sale Friday, January 29th at 10:00am. The event runs from 8:00pm – 11:00pm on April 1st and includes unlimited tastings and food samples and a cigar for your enjoyment.

Sun WineFest Ticket Offer: Show your ticket to any Sun WineFest 2016 event and you will receive $5.00 off your $75.00 Whiskey Fest ticket at either Mohegan Sun’s Box Office or at the Bourbon event on January 29th (discount will only be offered January 29th through January 31st).

Must be 21 years of age or older to participate*

There will also be special hotel packages available as part of Sun Whiskey Fest. For $349.00, guests can take advantage of a King Sky Hotel Room + 2 tickets to the event and for $369.00, guests can enjoy a Double Sky Hotel Room + 2 tickets to the event. For more information visit Whiskey Fest Hotel Packages.

Some exhibitors that are excited to be a part of Sun Whiskey Fest 2016 are: Cody Road, Defiant Whiskey, Four Roses Bourbon, Glendalough Distillery, Glengoyne Distillery, High West Distillery, J.R. Revelry Bourbon, Litchfield Distillery, Pendleton Whiskey, Revel Stoke, Saxtons River Distillery, Sinfire, Teeling Whiskey, Templeton Rye and more!

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Sixth Annual Oyster Open Sponsored by Bud Light at SUN WINEFEST 2009

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Raw bar experts compete in event on Sunday, January 18th

The raw bar gets a sweet deal when the sixth Annual Oyster Open comes to SUN WINEFEST at Mohegan Sun.  The event, sponsored by Bud Light, is part of the Grand Tasting on Sunday, January 18th, and is slated to kick off at 4:15pm on the Main Stage inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

The Oyster Open started out several years ago as a face-off between Boston and Cambridge restaurant staffers to see who had the best skill and acumen in the world of raw-bar seafood.  The competition has grown, and in its sixth year at SUN WINEFEST, shuckers are expected to apply from all over the Eastern Seaboard and Canada.

Participants will be challenged to open fifteen Atlantic Oysters within three minutes. The victor will claim a $3,500 cash prize, a two-night stay at Mohegan Sun’s luxury hotel, a lobster and oyster feast at Jasper White’s Summer Shack and a trophy belt. The winner is also invited to compete in the Mohegan Sun Oyster Open at the Taste of Mystic in September 2009. The second-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and a trophy plaque, and the third-place finalist will be awarded $500.00 and a trophy plaque. 

Shuckers can apply from now through January 1st via the SUN WINEFEST website at sunwinefest.com. Click on the Oyster Open 09 button for an application form.

Last year’s Oyster Open victor was William “Chopper” Young of Wellfleet, MA.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th are $70.00 for a one-day pass, and $110.00 for a weekend pass.   The Grand Tasting also includes celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tastings of over 1,000 wines, world craft brewers and restaurateurs and the Chef Showdown presented by Contessa Premium Foods and Hatfield Quality Meats.

For more information on SUN WINEFEST 2009, visit sunwinefest.com.  For more information about Mohegan Sun, please visit mohegansun.com or call 1.888.226.7711.

SUN WINEFEST 2009 is a production of Life Marketing and Events, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based, full service firm that specializes in marketing, event management and production, public relations, sponsorship, advertising sales, creative design, promotions, publishing and more.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.

Chef Showdown at SUN WINEFEST 2009

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Finalists to compete on the Main Stage on Saturday, January 17th

Calling all chefs…SUN WINEFEST is looking for the region’s most talented chefs to compete in the 5th Annual Chef Showdown competition.  The chef who presents the most creative, unique, inspiring, and of course tasty dish wins a grand prize of $4,000 and an exclusive two-night VIP stay at Mohegan Sun.   The second place winner receives $1,000.  The finals will take place on the Main Stage during the Grand Tasting at SUN WINEFEST on Saturday, January 17th.

Presented by Contessa Premium Foods and Hatfield Quality Meats, the Chef Showdown requires contestants to submit an original recipe that utilizes Contessa Uncooked Tail-On Shrimp of any size and Hatfield Pork Ribeez as the primary ingredients.  From the entries received, two recipes will be chosen by a panel of culinary judges.  The two finalists will compete on the Main Stage at SUN WINEFEST during the Grand Tasting on Saturday, January 17th.  Each chef will prepare their original recipe to determine the winner.

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2009 – only one entry per chef is allowed.  To submit a recipe, visit sunwinefest.com/chefs.htm for a registration form and official rules.

The main event at SUN WINEFEST 2009 is the Grand Tasting, which will be held in Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center on Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm each day.  More than 1,000 fine wines provided by international wineries, samplings of worldwide craft beers and trappist ales, tastings from some of the best restaurants and exhibitors showcasing related services such as wine storage, culinary accessories and specialty foods will be featured.  Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, hear commentary from the winemakers and experts and enjoy delicacies from some of the region’s finest restaurants by purchasing tasting portions of their signature dishes.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $70.00 for a one-day pass and $110.00 for a weekend pass, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 860.886.0070, or in-person at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office.   To purchase weekend passes for the Grand Tasting please call 860.862.8499 or visit the Mohegan Sun Box Office.  Proceeds from the Grand Tasting will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Seminars are additional and may be purchased through the Mohegan Sun Box Office, by visiting sunwinefest.com or by calling Life Marketing & Events at 860.953.0444 ext. 144.   A Grand Tasting ticket is not required to attend seminars.

SUN WINEFEST 2009 is a production of Life Marketing and Events, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based, full service firm that specializes in marketing, event management and production, public relations, sponsorship, advertising sales, creative design, promotions, publishing and more.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.