Cigars, Whiskey & Blues

A Premium Social Experience

May 19, 2022

We would like to welcome you to The Essex Steam Train platform “speakeasy” where your host,  UMASS Professor, Folklorist, and Alcohol Historian, Stephen Gencarella will help you explore your premium whiskey tastings and entertain you with a fun and informative engagement to start the evening. Gather in the cozy seats around the fire pits, relax, and take in a live blues set performed for you by the Grammy Award Winning members of the Bart Bryant Band. Stop by the appetizer and dessert buffet before you make your way to the cigar rolling table to watch the artistry of the fine cigar roller from Up In Smoke as they create a personal indulgence for you. Drinks are also available for purchase from the station bar. Take your time and enjoy every element of this one of a kind, premier social event at The Essex Steam Train.

$89.99 per person

(All Guests must be 21+)

Check in Essex Station: 6:45 PM

Platform “Speakeasy”: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(No Train or Riverboat Excursion is included or available with this event)

(Includes four premium whiskey tastings, cigars custom rolled by Up in Smoke, a presentation by UMASS Professor, Folklorist, and Alcohol Historian Steve Gencarella and live Blues Music by the Bart Bryant Band)

Generous Appetizer Buffet and Dessert provided


Additional drinks may be purchased on the platform

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