Tequila fans are in luck, Anejo Philly in Northern Liberties is throwing an event chock full of the spirit with their For the Love of Philly Agave Tasting Party.
The event, which will kick off at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, will feature three hours of sampling 80+ rare and unique expressions typically not found in the region, plus some food options.
“For the Love of Agave is our way of sharing what we are most passionate about with our community,” said Añejo General Manager Jessica Simms in a statement.
Simms continued: “The tasting celebration is a fun opportunity to celebrate and sample an array of agave spirits and bring together our local community with something for novices and newbies to experts and aficionados. After selling out the winter event earlier this year in record time, we decided to expand and add a fall event with even more producers and expressions to try. We are excited to see this signature event grow – and to offer one of the most in-depth tequila and mezcal events in the region.”
Philadelphians who attend the event can also find samples from Banhez, Ghost, El Jimador, Libelula, Tres Agaves, Milagro, Ocho and more.
Simms added, “Whether you are a seasoned pro looking for that new favorite agave spirit to sip on, or a newbie trying to get back into the agave spirit world since that last bad hangover from college, we got you covered.”
On top of samplings, guests will learn from experts and brand ambassadors about the production process, and techniques of each spirit, a release states. Each ticket comes with complimentary guacamole and salsa stations, plus a taco station (spanning chicken, pork and cauliflower) created by Chef Ricardo Camacho.
For those who are looking to mix their tequila up, there will be special cocktails for the night offered at $6 each with options spanning a paloma (Libelula Tequila, fresh lime and grapefruit soda) and a blanco margarita (El Jimador Blanco Tequila, agave and fresh lime), with others TBD. Beers, sodas and topo chico sparkling water will also be available to purchase.
During the night there will be door prizes and a portion of proceeds being donated to help a local charity, that will be announced before the event. All expressions of tequila and mezcal to sample are included in the price of the ticket ($65), as well as complimentary food. Tickets are on sale now at anejophilly.com.