Special Events

Special Events

First Capital Bourbon Dinner & Old Rip Van Winkle Raffle
Christopher Conference Center
20 North Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
6:00PM, Friday, November 9, 2018

Join us for an evening of bourbon history, lore and of course, sampling!

Tim Knittel is a former Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over a decades experience in bourbon education. He is also a certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward (often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier) which is the highest classification available for a professional bourbon educator. Tim will be serving up 4 straight bourbons, some which you're familiar with and some not, while the chefs at the Christopher Conference Center will be pairing each one with a course of food.  Dinner is served at 7.  This event WILL SELL OUT!


Bourbon Sweet Potato Soup, paired with Wild Turkey 101

Maple Bacon wrapped scallops with Pineapple Mango Salsa, paired with Old Bardstown Bottled-In-Bond

Grilled Bone in Pork Chop with pan seared glazed apples, paired with Rittenhouse Rye

Southern style Skillet corn

Mixed color Fingerling potatoes

Homemade Pecan Pie- Topped with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream paired with New Riff Single Barrel


In addition to the tasting menu, several other bourbons will be available at the bonus tasting.  For just $10, sample 3 other bourbons!  Bonus tasting begins at 6PM.

A small silent auction of bourbons unavailable in our area will take place prior to the tasting.

Free cab rides home will be avilable that evening.

SPECIAL ROOM RATES AVAILABLE at the Christopher Inn, and the Quality Inn....both in walking distance of the event!  To get the special rate please call call the Christopher Inn at 740-774-6835 or the Quality Inn at 740-775-3500.  Rate not available online.

All proceeds benefit the education programs of The Scioto Society.

Old Rip Van Winkle Raffle

This is a bottle of the famous Pappy 10 year old. This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible.  See a rich, copper color. Smell enticingly sweet, spicy, caramel-nut-fudge aromas. Enjoy a fruity, medium-to full-bodied palate with intense dried fruit and toasted nuts notes. Each sip finishes with a very long, bold wave of peppery brown spices, floral honey and charred barrel flavors that balance the weight of the alcohol. It’s a big, bold, aged bourbon that has great balance for its high proof and flavor.  Tickets for the raffle are $10 or 3 for 20 and a maximum of 250 will be sold.  Winner will be chosen at the bourbon dinner and you need not be present to win!  CLICK HERE to purchase raffle tickets.

Bourbons available at our bonus tasting:

Bourbons available at our silent auction:

  • Jim Beam Bottled In Bond
  • Henry Mckenna 10 year single barrel
  • Town Branch Single Barrel (signed by master distiller Marc Coffman)
  • Knob Creek Flask Select Single Barrel (exclusive California bottling)
  • Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Rye
  • Weller 12 Year Old
Cead Mile Failte- Presented By Huntington Bank
St. Peters School
118 Church St.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
6:00PM, Friday, March 15, 2019
($75 – $550)





The Winters Tale
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre
5968 Marietta Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601
8:00PM, Sunday, July 21, 2019

The "tale" of The Winter's Tale unfolds in scenes set sixteen years apart. In the first part of the play, Leontes, king of Sicilia, plays host to his friend Polixenes, king of Bohemia. Suddenly, Leontes becomes unreasonably jealous of Polixenes and Leontes's pregnant wife, Hermione. Leontes calls for Polixenes to be killed, but he escapes.

Hermione, under arrest, gives birth to a daughter; Leontes orders the baby to be taken overseas and abandoned. The death of the couple's young son, Mamillius, brings Leontes to his senses, too late. Word arrives that Hermione, too, has died. In Bohemia, a shepherd finds and adopts the baby girl, Perdita.

Sixteen years later, the story resumes. Polixenes's son, Florizell, loves Perdita. When Polixenes forbids the unequal match, the couple flees to Sicilia, where the tale reaches its conclusion. Perdita's identity as a princess is revealed, allowing her and Florizell to marry; Leontes and Polixenes reconcile; and Hermione returns in the form of a statue, steps down from its pedestal, and reunites with her family.

Performed by the cast of Tecumseh!, Shakespeare on Sugarloaf is a major initiative of The Scioto Society, Inc. to provide free Shakespeare to Southern Ohio.

ALSO:  Join us for Sack It With Shakespeare at the Chillicothe Public Library North Branch on July 20 from 11-1 for a FREE discussion over lunch.  This event takes place at the Chillicothe Public Library Northside Branch lunch pavilion. Conversation moderated by Lance Mekeel from Ohio University Chillicothe. Bring your lunch with you!!

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