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Bourbon Dinner at HOTEL DU PONT


Pour a glass of history and sip on greatness with us as we celebrate National Bourbon Day with a thirty-minute cocktail reception followed by a curated 4-course menu paired with craft bourbons from the most awarded bourbon and American whiskey of 2019 - 2023.

First Course:
Grilled Shrimp, Potato-Corn Cake, BBQ Foam
Uncle Nearest Rye

Second Course:
Chicken Croquette, Cucumber-Sriracha Yogurt
Uncle Nearest 1884

Third Course:
Birch Beer Braised Veal Shanks, Carrot-Ginger Risotto, Broccoli Florets
Uncle Nearest 1854

Fourth Course:
Dessert from the hotel bake shop, Spark'd Creative Pastry

Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Tennessee distilling legend, Nearest Green. Born into slavery, Green became a master distiller after emancipation, working alongside Jack Daniel and teaching him the art of whiskey-making. Despite Green's crucial role in refining the techniques of Tennessee whiskey, his contributions remained largely unrecognized until recent years. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey pays homage to his legacy, honoring his skill, innovation, and influence in shaping American whiskey culture.

Learn more about the man that history never knew. Narrated by Emmy-Award winning actor Jeffrey Wright, this beautifully shot short film, telling the story of the first known African-American master distiller, is about much more than whiskey. It is a story of honor, respect, and an unlikely friendship that could be the greatest American story you never heard.

Note: A 23% service charge (including gratuity) will be added at check-out.

Dine + Stay Package: Take the elevator home to the grandeur of our guestrooms after one of our dining events. Enjoy 20% off our best available rate when you dine with us. Click here. Discount applied at booking.

Cancellation Policy: Should your plans change, and you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Any cancellations made within 72 hours of the scheduled reservation time will incur a charge for the full cost of the reservation.

HOTEL DU PONT offers valet parking for special dining events at a $15 daily rate. Should you wish to self-park, there are several parking garages located in close proximity to the hotel or you can try street parking:
Premier Parking Garage (253 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, Delaware)
Community Service Parking (111 W. 11th Street Wilmington, Delaware)

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Event Date
Friday, June 14, 2024
Event time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost / donation
HOTEL DU PONT, 302.594.3100
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