Special Events

Special Events

First Capital Bourbon Dinner & Van Winkle Special Reserve Raffle
Christopher Conference Center
20 North Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
6:00PM, Friday, November 8, 2019

Join us for an evening of bourbon history, A Van Winkle 12yr Bottle Raffle, 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 8, cocktail hour at 7, cigar hour at 6.  This event WILL SELL OUT!


Charcuterie  Boards- Delicious mix of Meats, Cheese, and Spreads

A Special surprise from the Kitchen

Barbecue Shrimp with Charleston Grits

Eight Ounce Filet on a bed of fresh Onion Straws with a Homemade Peppercorn sauce. Served with a twice baked potato and glazed Woodford Reserve Brussel Sprouts



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 are available, as are special room rates at the Christopher Inn. Call 800-257-7042 or click the link for room reservations.

All proceeds benefit the education programs of The Scioto Society.

Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B Raffle

This is a bottle of the famous Van Winkle 12 year old Lot B.

This Kentucky Bourbon can stand up to any Cognac as an after-dinner drink. The overall character is rich, deep, elegant and balanced. This sweet, full-bodied spirit has been described by some as “nectar,” and is the perfect combination of age and proof. Its twelve years of aging in charred, new American oak barrels and bottling at 90.4 proof seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant dram. Sip it neat, or add a little water or ice and watch it evolve.  Nose: Incense, clove, wood, pear cider, honey, beeswax, and red currant.  Palate: Oak-inflected upon entry.  Finish: Cola, coffee, and bitter herbs

Tickets for the raffle are $10 or 3 for 20 and a maximum of 300 will be sold. Winner will be chosen at the bourbon dinner and you need not be present to win!

Second Prize: Four Roses latest release, Small Batch Select (currently unavailable in Ohio)

Third Prize: Black Powder Bourbon

Raffle tickets available here: https://squareup.com/store/tecumsehdrama/item/old-rip-van-winkle-year-old-raffle?square_lead=item_embed

Bourbons available at our bonus tasting:

Lexington Bourbon
Old Grand-Dad Bonded 100 proof
Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Rye
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
12 Foot Beard Whisky
Jim Beam Bottled in Bond
New Riff Bourbon
Rittenhouse Rye BIB
Knob Creek OHLQ Single Barrel Rye

Bourbons available at our silent auction:

Bookers Kitchen Table
Jim Beam Urban Still house Select
Infuse Spirits Broken Barrel Total Wine Store Pick
Old Forrester Velvet Rope Store Oak
Woodford Reserve Double Oak Jax Liquors Store Pick
Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Small Batch Bourbon
Rowans Creek
Knob Creek OHLQ Single Barrel Rye
Blantons Single Barrel
EH Taylor Small Batch
Saint Cloud Bourbon
Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Batch 2 Bottle 1589
Peerless Rye Marty Whisky Selection "Who Does #3 Work For?"

Cead Mile Failte- Presented By Huntington Bank
St. Peters School
118 Church St.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
6:00PM, Saturday, March 14, 2020
($100 – $750.00)

Join the Drowsy Lads, Joe Moriarty from Riverdance & more as they bring the party to Chillicothe for this annual St. Patricks Day Party!

The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences.  With the release of their 4th album, Everyone In, and the notable camaraderie and genuineness that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look bright for these Lads.

Ohio brothers John and Daniel McKewen, father and son Phil and Josh Franck, and lifelong friend Bryan Brookes bring to the stage a concoction of “we dare you to hold still” Irish dance tunes as well as a full emotional gamut of songs and good humor.  Their authentic approach and deep enjoyment of people is a refreshing surprise to both casual music-lovers and those steeped in hardcore Trad.

Besides packing out theaters, concert halls, clubs and pubs, the Lads are lighting up Irish festivals including Milwaukee, Dublin, Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville.  They were also featured at Lakeside Ohio’s Chautauqua series for four years, the beautiful Murphy theater for three, and were guest artists with the Otterbein University Orchestra.   Each Lad is a multi-instrumentalist, and the combined lineup includes fiddle, button accordion, tenor banjo, flute, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, 5-string banjo, concertina, and bodhran.

The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical.  But these never get in the way of their obsession with the pure old Irish tunes, songs, wit, and friendship that has defined Irish music for centuries.

Joseph Moriarty was born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio and started traditional Irish dancing at the age of seven. It was soon obvious he had a natural flair for dancing and within a couples of years was winning age group titles at the US Midwestern Regional and US National Irish Dancing Championships. Joseph progressed to competing at the World Championships and consistently placed in the top five.

Mr. Moriarty then joined Riverdance-The Show in 1997 at the age of 16, and was asked to train for a lead position shortly after. Joseph is to date, the youngest male ever to be given the principal role. He is the second North American male to be given the lead role in the history of the show. Joseph held the lead male role longer than anyone in Riverdance history and toured with the company for over 13 years. His career highlights include starring on Broadway, performing in the Peoples Hall of China and the Moscow Kremlin State Palace, as well as performances for the Empress of Japan, the President of Ireland and many others.

Mr. Moriarty now concentrates his time running his dance studio in Pickerington, The ML Dance Academy with his beautiful wife, Yulia. He is excited to be performing in Chillicothe!

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, food, soft drinks, a silent auction and entertainment.

Tickets are $100 each or $750 for reserved tables of eight. Ticket includes dinner, champagne and the show. Limited tickets are available now by calling 740-775-4100. Cead Mile Failte is presented by Huntington Bank with support from G&J Pespi Bottlers and Classic Brands.

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