Thank you to all participants!

Taste the best whiskeys from oceans away and close to home.

Pair them with hand-selected foods from Syracuse's favorite eateries.

At Whiskey & Wisdom, you'll enjoy all of this while supporting students in need. 

Hosted by OCC Alum Gomez Adams of TK99, you're in for a night of savory and sweet experiences that will provide students with general support, college experience needs, and more. 

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The Evening

A Lesson in Tasting Whiskey

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Once you have your whiskey and food, graciously put together by Kitty Hoynes and Dining Inside Out, you'll log on to Air Meet* and learn how to taste and pair them together. Throughout the evening, you'll have your chance to ask the distillers and experts about the notes in the beverages and how they are made. 

The featured whiskeys are

FLX Distillers McKenzie Rye
Lock 1 Distilling Co Inferno 101 Cinnamon Whiskey
Old Home Distillers Bourbon
Redbreast 12 Year
Bushmills Single Malt 16 Year

*Please note Air Meet functions best on desktop and laptop.


Delicious Bites

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Nothing pairs better with whiskey than a carefully curated box of food from your local favorites. 

Try the cheese or charcuterie boxes from Kitty Hoynes, or go sweet with the dessert box from The Sweet Praxis or the chocolate box from Speach Family Candy.

Worried about the next day? Try the breakfast box from Pure Market & Eatery

Love a good cocktail? Pick up the mixer box to take your drink to the next level.


Customize Your Experience

Nobody's tastebuds are the same, so why should your experience be? You can grab a box of 3 whiskey samples - all local - or you can select a box of 5 whiskey samples - 3 local and 2 from across the pond. If you don't care for whiskey, but still want a cocktail, the mixer box is the perfect complement for your favorite spirit. 

All boxes come with expertly paired appetizers. You also have the option to buy only the food or watch along to chat and learn.


Local Partners

Kitty Hoynes

Dining Inside Out

Finger Lakes Distillery

Old Home Distillers

Lock 1 Distilling Company

Speech Family Candy Shoppe

The Sweet Praxis

Sponsorship Levels

All sponsors will be featured on our event website, emails, and menu. We will promote you on our social media channels, and publicly recognize your sponsorship during the event.

Reserve your Sponsor Package now!

Platinum

$10,000

  • 16 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Private Virtual Room for you and your guests
  • Opportunity to give your remarks at the event or record a video
  • Media mentions as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company Spotlight in OCC Foundation publications
  • Included in our press releases

Only 1 available!

Challenge!

$7,500

  • 12 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Private Virtual Room for you and your guests
  • Company Profile in OCC Foundation publications
  • Fundraising Power Hour!  -- during which your sponsorship will be used to challenge each guest to provide an additional donation!
  • Included in our press releases

Only 1 available!

Gold

$7,500

  • 12 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Private Virtual Room for you and your guests
  • Company Profile in OCC Foundation publications
  • Media mentions as a sponsor
  • Included in our press releases

3 remaining

Silver

$5,000

  • 8 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Company mention in OCC Foundation publications
  • Included in our press releases

5 remaining

Bronze

$3,000

  • 4 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Company logo in OCC Foundation publications
  • Included in our press releases

9 remaining

Diamond

$1,000

  • 2 Top-Shelf Tickets
  • Included in our press releases

10 remaining

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bronze-level

Wegmans

    

Alliance Bernstein

    

    

    

Diamond-level

Dannible & McKee
NBT Bank
Bonadio Group
Empower
Bottar Law

David & Mary Snyder