The evening begins with a nostalgic ride aboard our vintage steam train to Deep River Landing where you’ll join an exclusive group of cigar enthusiasts aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat. Here we’ll take a Sunset, Cigars & Whiskey Cruise along the Connecticut River, sampling each one of our three signature premium whiskeys (Knob Creek, Wild Turkey Forgiven, Crown Royal) accented with a hand-rolled, Connecticut-wrapped cigar provided by Up in Smoke – a premium cigar store and lounge located in Cromwell. They will also demonstrate the art of cigar-rolling throughout the cruise.
Laugh with friends and enjoy the view as you snack at our Tuscan table of meats, cheeses, and dips. Enjoy both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres including potato pancakes with dill crème’ fraiche and bite-sized smoked salmon on toast. Finish it off with a sumptuous pasta bar including meatballs with classic red and white sauces.
Other fine spirits available for purchase including Tullamore Dew, Jameson, Jack Daniels, and Jim Beam.
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Cost: $75 (advance ticket purchase); $85 (at the door – subject to availability)
Schedule: Board our locomotive at Essex Station at 6:30 pm. Riverboat Cruise: 7 – 8:30 pm. Arrive at Essex Station: 9:00 pm.
The event includes a train ride to and from the Becky Thatcher riverboat; 1.5-hour cruise on the Connecticut River; a hand-rolled, Connecticut-wrapped cigar; 1/2-oz. tastings of our featured whiskeys; food as described; and a gift bag, including an Essex Steam Train & Riverboat rocks glass.
*This event is for age 21 and older