On November 5, 2017, Coastal 150 hosted the inaugural Bourbon on the Bay, where guests sampled from twenty-five premium bourbons and whiskeys while overlooking Mobile River and the Port of Mobile. The event also featured heavy hors d’oeuvres, a selection of wine and local brews, a silent auction and live music.
Nearly 200 members and guests enjoyed the evening, especially watching ships move up and down Mobile River. The most exciting moment came when the drawing for two very special prizes were announced. Two lucky winners won a family of five Pappy Van Winkle bottles and a grand prize of a bottle of 25-year Pappy Van Winkle. Any proceeds from the Bourbon by the Bay event will benefit the new Coastal 150 advocacy organization and will become their signature fundraising event.
Coastal 150 is grateful to the sponsors and partners who made this event a great success in its first year: Presenting Sponsor Cooper Marine & Timberlands and Austal, Lagniappe, Naman’s Catering, Kazoola, Fairhope Brewing and Haint Blue. A very special thank you Jenny Ely with Bourbonham for her advice, guidance and support.
Save the date for the second Bourbon by the Bay scheduled for November 2018.