Chilled 100 ELEVATE Masquerade Ball for Helen David Reduction Fund

After their first full day of seminars and tastings, ELEVATE attendees loved a charity masquerade ball within the crystal ballroom of The Brown Lodge, a historic Louisville landmark.

The night time of thriller started at 10 p.m., with visitors dressed of their fanciest garb whereas donning a wide range of face coverings, from rhinestone tassel masks and feathered items to carnival masks and self-adhesive face jewels. The room was adorned with gildings to match — glittery tablecloths had been complemented by tealight candles and enormous, feathery masks centerpieces; and the lighting was dimmed with pops of colour.

A wide range of bite-sized desserts had been served, together with chocolate mousse cups, apple tartlets, mini bourbon pecan pie, and bourbon cheesecake. An area DJ dropped beats from the stage, whereas quite a few model sponsors lined the perimeter of the room, providing a wide range of spirit and cocktail tastings.

The choices included Damaged Shed vodka, Spearhead single grain scotch whisky, Mandarine Napoléon liqueur, Amaro Nonino, Hirsch whiskeys, and DeGroff aperitivo, to call just a few. There was additionally a number of absinthes Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, which is owned by Sundown’s 2022 Worldwide Spirits Competitors Finest Girl Distiller, Absinthia Vermut. Dry choices had been obtainable, too, courtesy of Lyre’s non-alcoholic cocktails, spritzes, and glowing drinks.

Attendees additionally had the chance to take part in a raffle, which helped to lift funds for the Helen David Reduction Fund (HDRF), through the USBG Nationwide Charity Basis. The HDRF honors the reminiscence of the late Helen David, a Shirley Temple-loving bar proprietor and neighborhood chief from Port Huron, MI who battled breast most cancers twice. She was often known as being an inspiration to many, together with a younger boy who grew up studying the commerce in her bar. At present, the fund gives monetary help to folks within the bar trade who’re present process remedy and/or recovering from most cancers.

“On behalf of myself, the USBG, and your entire bartending neighborhood I can’t thank Chilled Media and Chilled 100 ELEVATE sufficient on your assist and beneficiant donation to the Helen David Reduction Fund. The HDRF is a charity I began in 2010 and later partnered with the USBG Charitable Basis in reminiscence of my cousin Helen David who opened a bar in 1937 in Port Huron, Michigan. Helen ran the Rail for practically 70 years, and through her life, she survived breast most cancers twice. Helen was a really philanthropic girl, she instilled in me the significance of giving again and serving to these much less lucky. At present the HDRF is right here to help bartenders going by means of most cancers remedy. Together with your assist, we have now been in a position to assist over 70 bartenders affected by most cancers. Happiness!” TAG (Tony Abou Ganim)

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