Kelly Liken hosts whiskey pairing dinner on Tuesday |

Kelly Liken hosts whiskey pairing dinner on Tuesday

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Diners are invited to “head down the whiskey river” on Tuesday as chef and owner Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail hosts special guest master bourbon distiller Ken Pierce of Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery for a four-course pairing dinner. The selections from this award-winning, family-owned distillery will highlight some of the finest bourbons in the U.S. that Liken experienced during a recent visit to the distillery and tour along the historic Bourbon Trail.

Liken’s personal and professional passion for her favorite spirit will be reflected in the unique pairings created to bring out the intricate flavors of each whiskey and ingredient. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy firsthand tales from the distillery and its dedication to time honored tradition and craftsmanship as told by Pierce, one of the country’s most respected experts in barrel aging, alongside dishes prepared by Liken.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 970-479-0175. When booking online at

reservations write “Bourbon Dinner” in the special notes.

The $99 per person for the four-course dinner including bourbon pairings. Cost does not include tax or gratuity.

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