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PAST WHISKEY BOURBON AND BBQ EVENTS

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Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ

25 Sept, 2021 from 1300 –  1800 HRS

Location VFW POST 170

POUGHKEEPSIE NY 12601

Featuring Local New York and Veteran Owned Distilleries. 


Guests will receive free Whiskey tastings, live music, and enjoy a variety of local food and beverages. All funds raised will support Local Veterans.

Live Music Provided by Brokedown and Rebuilt Band


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THANK YOU

The 2021 Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ was GREAT!!!

Our VSA Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ event this past Saturday was a huge success. Significant time and effort was expended by our members to make it happen, and we want to identify and Thank everyone that was able to attend.


The VSA Board would like to start off by Thanking Bernie Herzfeld, the Commander of VFW Post 170, and my fellow VFW 170 members for allowing us to use our post as the venue for this event. Everything they did for us was greatly appreciated and made this event possible. We want to Thank the distilleries that were able to attend and support us at this event, and we look forward to coming out to visit each one of your distilleries in the coming year. We also want to Thank Todd at Tavern 23, whose team was just amazing and made our guests the great BBQ. Finally, we want to Thank the Brokedown and Rebuilt Band for the excellent live music.


With every successful mission or event, you need three components. A good plan, a good execution of that plan, and a good team. For the this event we had all three. Starting with the VSA Whiskey Committee, the Board would like to thank the committee members who attended multiple planning meetings, designed, printed, and distributed posters, handed out flyers at public events, designed the event website, set up the ticket purchasing process, and spent hours coordinating the event plans. The 2021 Whiskey Event Committee did an excellent job!!!


The execution of the plan resulted in approximately 200 people in attendance, and all of the feedback we received was very positive. We also raised additional funds for local Veterans through merchandise sold, the raffle and the silent auction. Special thanks to the Veteran who made the custom clock for the silent auction. The team of volunteers on Saturday were both professional and Outstanding!!!


Starting three hours before the event, and staying well after the event was over, our VSA volunteers set up the venue, assisted the vendors, coordinated parking, manned the tables and booths, sold raffle tickets, assisted customers, cleaned up the messes and broken glasses, made announcements over the PA, and fought back the swarm of mosquitos while cleaning up the after event mess in the dark. Our team of almost 30 volunteers made this successful event a reality. Their efforts and dedication was observed and greatly appreciated. The volunteers for the 2021 Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ event were really Amazing... THANK YOU!!!

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Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ

24 Sept, 2022 from 1300 –  1800 HRS

Location VFW POST 170

POUGHKEEPSIE NY 12601

Featuring Local New York and Veteran Owned Distilleries. 


Guests will receive free Whiskey tastings, live music, and enjoy a variety of local food and beverages. All funds raised will support Local Veterans.

Live Music Provided by Brokedown and Rebuilt Band


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THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 CORPORATE WHISKEY EVENT SPONSORS!

We Greatly Appreciate Your Support

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SAILON INDUSTRIES

51 Primrose Hill Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Functional Workwear from Blaklader "Enhancing the Work Experience." Providing protection from the elements. Designed performance clothing for a hard days work - a pockets for all tools that you need - when you need it. Strategically placed knee pads free from clumsy external devices. Cordura reinforcements and triple stitched seems make it so nothing is going to rip or tear while providing exceptional durability. Sailon Industries Inc. is also a licensed Site Safety Manager and Fire Safety Manager company

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FORNO ENTERPRISES INC.

Forno Enterprises, Inc. is a full service architectural aluminum and glass company.

Forno Enterprises, Inc. is a full service architectural aluminum and glass company. Our organization employs many personnel with over 30 years of experience in storefronts, automatic entrances, curtain walls, sloped glazing, solar rooms, mirrors, leaded x-ray glass, plexiglass, high performance glass, skylights, greenhouses, and metal fascia panels.

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HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

At Holtec, we are dedicated to developing innovative technologies and solutions that serve our clients’ needs, while protecting public health and safety and the environment.

Our Vision

  • Supreme  reputation for protecting public health and safety 

  • Delivering goods and services of superior quality 

  • An array of innovative technologies for the energy industry and beyond

  • Remain a learning organization, forever striving for a higher standard of excellence

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION

by The Crafty Cadger

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SET UP A LEGAL STILL IN THE SHED OUT BACK, OR LEGALLY DISTILL YOUR OWN SPIRITS IN YOUR VERY OWN SPEAKEASY IN THE BASEMENT?

Whiskey Distilling Lessons From 1200 - 1300

Attention VIP and Corporate Ticket holders... The Crafty Cadger will be presenting the History of home brewing Whiskey and Bourbon, the Laws that control personal distilling, and the Home Distilling process including building and using your own custom still. This lecture will be followed by a specially selected tasting. 

The Crafty Cadger will be present and available for distilling questions and Whiskey related conversations for the entire Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ event...

Retired USAF Officer Pat Cordova "aka"  The Crafty Cadger 

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Thank You Cooper's Daughters Spirits at Olde York Farms for generously donating your Maple Smoked Bourbon to our 2022 Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ event. We sincerely appreciate your support!!!

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HUDSON VALLEY DISTILLERS

Thank You Hudson Valley Distillers for generously donating these bottles to our 2022 Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ event. We sincerely appreciate your support!!!

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VENDORS

The Following Vendors Are Confirmed

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TAVERN 23

Tavern 23, one of the top rated restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Todd and his team will be providing the BBQ for our event, which will be available starting at 1300 hours, and running through the entire event.

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THE MOBILE CIGAR BAR

Since its inception in September 2018, The Mobile Cigar Lounge continues to create beautiful experiences and turn them into unforgettable memories with one of the most prominent luxury items in the world, a fine cigar. We deliver the ultimate cigar experience in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas at weddings, private events, and festivals. The increased visibility through word of mouth, Google and social media outlets had a huge positive impact to the organization. As a result, The Mobile Cigar Lounge hired and trained five additional veterans to assist in the demand of the unique experience at the events.

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HONEY BADGER

THE HONEY BADGER IS THE MOST FEARLESS ANIMAL ON THE PLANET

HONEY BADGER PERFECTLY FIT OUR FIERCE & DETERMINED PERSONALITIES & OUR BRAND WAS BORN

Honey Badger is a family owned business founded by Special Forces Veterans with a shared passion for Health, Nutrition, and Fitness. 

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BROKEDOWN AND REBUILT BAND

 The Whisky, Bourbon and BBQ will feature live music provided by the Brokedown and Rebuilt Band, which is a Southern Rock and Country band that performs both original and some cover songs from various influential Southern Rock artists 

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NEWS

Whiskey, Bourbon & BBQ

HUDSON VALLEY, NY VETERAN GROUP TO HOLD BIG CHARITY BOURBON EVENT

BRANDI / PUBLISHED: AUGUST 10, 2022

WPDH: "...Hats off to this group because they are raising money for Veterans programs and they also have a non-drinker ticket, which goes for $20. It is always great to be able to enjoy an event with the friend who doesn't drink but also doesn't mind being the DD. I truly wish that more events would do this."

Read More: Hudson Valley, NY Veteran Group To Hold Big Charity Bourbon Event | https://wpdh.com/hudson-valley-veteran-charity-bourbon-event/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

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NEWS

Promotional Support for this years event provided by 101.5 WPDH. The Home of Rock and Roll for the Hudson Valley

2022 WHISKEY, BOURBON, AND BBQ

TIGMAN / PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

The 2022 Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ event helping support local veterans on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event features local New York and veteran owned distilleries. Free tastings will be offered along with all you can eat bbq and live music from the Brokedown and Rebuilt Band. Food will be provided by Tavern 23. The event is from 1-6pm at the VFW Post 170 Outdoor Pavilion at 1 Violet Ave in Poughkeepsie, NY. All money raised goes directly to helping local veterans...

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MID HUDSON NEWS ARTICLE

BY TODD BENDER

Veteran event features specially crafted spirits

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – The Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA) sponsored a bourbon tasting on Saturday at the VFW Post 170 Saturday to raise funds for activities for veterans.  The event drew more than 200 people.

The “Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ” event featured more than 16 veteran and locally owned distilleries and food was catered by Tavern 23 in Poughkeepsie.  There was live music and raffles for patrons to enjoy.

VSA President Todd Dillon said the organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families when they encounter issues.  The organization also hosts firearms training and a variety of recreational events for veterans including rafting and camping trips... "

To read the full article, click the link below

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WARRIORS & WHISKEY

The Veterans Sportsmens Association has partnered up with Warriors and Whiskey to host social events at select distilleries, bars, and other venues around the Hudson Valley Region for our members and guests to unwind and forge new friendships while learning about carefully selected local whiskey.

EVENT

2022 WHISKEY, BOURBON, AND BBQ

24 September 2022

The 2022 Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ event will feature Local New York and Veteran Owned Distilleries. Guests will receive free tastings, and enjoy an all you can eat BBQ. All funds raised will support the local Hudson Valley Veterans.


This event will be held from 1300 - 1800 at the VFW Post 170 Outdoor Pavilion at 1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. 

Here at Warriors & Whiskey we believe everyone deserves a fun and engaging way to pursue their passion, and when that passion is whiskey, we couldn’t think of a better way than to distill the greatest whiskey enthusiasts in America into one spirited community.

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THE 2023 WHISKEY BOURBON AND BBQ WAS POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2023


NOW RESCHEDULED FOR

18 MAY 2024 - ARMED FORCES DAY  

Armed Forces Day 2024 is a federal holiday observed annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women who currently serve in the United States' armed forces.

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Taconic Distillery

Taconic Distillery, established in 2013, is a purveyor of fine craft spirits located in the Hudson Valley of New York. We handcraft our award-winning bourbon and rye whiskies in small batches using the finest ingredients, including grains grown in New York and natural spring water from our farm. 


Inspired by hunting and fishing, Taconic embraces a passion for the outdoors and that passion is imprinted on all our spirits. All of our spirits are brilliant for simple sipping. They also make excellent traditional and signature cocktails.


We are proud members of the American Distilling Institute, the American Craft Spirits Association and the New York Distillers Guild.

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LIVE MUSIC BY THE CLASSICS

This years live music for the Armed Forces Day Whiskey Bourbon & BBQ features the CLASSICS
- The Classics are a Hudson Valley Funk/Soul/Reggae Power Trio.

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FOOD VENDOR

Armed Forces Day - Whiskey Bourbon & BBQ

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BIG E BBQ NY

At BIGEBBQNY, we firmly stand by the principle of quality over quantity. Our commitment reflects in our cooking approach as we prepare only a limited amount of food at a time, hence our mantra, "Great 'till it's gone!"

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2023 WHISKEY EVENT
GOLD SPONSORS

We Greatly Appreciated Your Support!

Gold Sponsors were Businesses or Individuals that donated $5000 to the Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA)  in 2023. Gold Sponsors received 10 VIP Tickets to the Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ, Free Advertisement on the event webpage, a Custom Banner displayed during the event, and a personal booth during the event. All donations are tax deductible and go directly towards local Hudson Valley Veterans. The VSA is a Federally Registered 501c3 Veterans Nonprofit.

Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Whiskey Event

Gold Sponsors!

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VYLLA HOME HUDSON VALLEY

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Vylla ensures the path to homeownership is simple and seamless for everyone. We are uniquely positioned to provide market insight and expertise that far exceeds what is available at your typical real estate brokerage because we provide nearly every aspect of homeownership under one roof. This means we offer the highest level of service available to help you in your home sale, or purchase, so you have a place to live, grow and make memories.

Vylla’s national footprint and full-service model provide a truly progressive approach to the real estate process, creating extraordinary experiences for our customers. We are America’s first and only homeownership company of its kind! Vylla Home is one of the Carrington Family of companies under Carrington Holding Company, LLC.

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GIORDANO BUILDERS

We specialize in delivering high-quality, reliable, and durable solutions for a wide range of infrastructure projects.

Giordano Builders is a preeminent builder of large scale commercial, industrial, and municipal projects. Whether working on office or industrial Buildings, coffer dams or innovative power generation projects, Giordano Builders is at the leading edge of industry practices, working on some of the largest scale projects for some of North America’s leading brands.


Simultaneously working on projects as diverse as constructing a first in the United States sustainable power-plant, which recaptures its CO2 output for beverage-grade applications, to playing a key role in the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant, only a stone’s throw from New York City; Giordano Builders is where industry and government turns for superior management and execution of complex and demanding construction projects.

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SILVER SPONSORS

We Greatly Appreciated Your Support!

Silver Sponsors were Businesses or Individuals that donated $1000 to the Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA)  in 2023. Silver Sponsors received 10 VIP Tickets to the Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ and Free Advertisement on the event webpage. All donations are tax deductible and go directly towards local Hudson Valley Veterans. The VSA is a Federally Registered 501c3 Veterans Nonprofit.

Thank You to Our 2023 Whiskey Event

Silver Sponsors!

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PLAY FOR FREEDOM

Donation Made to Shredvets Program

PLAY FOR YOUR FREEDOM...

was started to raise awareness for the men and women who served our country and suffer from wounds both seen and unseen.  Our mission has been to meet Veterans face to face and use exercise along with peer-to-peer support to help them during their recovery process.

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BRONZE SPONSORS

We Greatly Appreciated Your Support!

Bronze Sponsors were Businesses or Individuals that donated $500 to the Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA)  in 2023. Bronze Sponsors received 5 VIP Tickets to the Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ and Free Advertisement on the event webpage. All donations are tax deductible and go directly towards local Hudson Valley Veterans. The VSA is a Federally Registered 501c3 Veterans Nonprofit.

Thank You to Our 2023 Whiskey Event

Bronze Sponsors!

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HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

At Holtec, we are dedicated to developing innovative technologies and solutions that serve our clients’ needs, while protecting public health and safety and the environment.

Our Vision

  • Supreme  reputation for protecting public health and safety 

  • Delivering goods and services of superior quality 

  • An array of innovative technologies for the energy industry and beyond

  • Remain a learning organization, forever striving for a higher standard of excellence

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MENGLER MECHANICAL

Mechanical Contractors established in 2001 and incorporated in NY.

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