1. It’s a Legacy Event
Marking its milestone 10th year—the second under 4C Sertoma’s direction—the 417 Whiskey Festival has transformed into one of the premier charitable events in the community. “Where else can you go and taste hundreds of whiskeys from all over the world and, at the same time, be supporting charity?” says Mark Hartsock, event chairman. Last year’s event featured over 250 spirits available for sampling, with special bottles from 1219 Spirits, Restless Spirits, RY3 Whiskey, Four Roses and many more. This year, there will be experts on-site to educate patrons on the various whiskey selections across the two levels of tasting rooms. Each guest will also receive a collector whiskey Glencairn glass to take a piece of the festival home with them.
2. The Event Will Support the Community
4C Sertoma is working to provide a legacy of nature for children. All profits from the 417 Whiskey Festival will help fund the new nature program. 4C Sertoma aims to have a physical location in Christian County acquired for the new nature education center by the end of 2024. Much like the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, the plan is for the new center to be open to the public and be home to several education programs geared toward children. Beyond the nature center, the initiative includes scholarships, learning opportunities and more outdoor activities for children in the community. 417 Whiskey Festival is the ultimate celebration to bring like-minded people together and contribute to a meaningful cause.