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Tiffin Historic Trust to host mystery bourbon tasting event




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Tiffin, Ohio — Grab a cool-weather sweater and join the Tiffin Historic Trust at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 for a mystery bourbon tasting presented by Dave Spridgeon of the Renaissance of Tiffin.

The event will take place in the Carriage House and outdoors in the beautiful backyard garden of the Grammes-Brown House at 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin.

The $40 donation includes the tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and an engraved Tiffin Historic Trust glass whiskey tumbler from Jeffery Jewelry. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

RSVP to Nevin Martin via phone or text to 419-618-1001 with name, contact information and guest count. The Tiffin Historic Trust thanks The Renaissance of Tiffin and Jeffery Jewelers for their support of the event.

Dave Spridgeon opened The Renaissance and Barrel 51 in 2017 as a roaring 20s-themed speakeasy in downtown Tiffin. Since then he added the successful Pink Lady Food Truck, Renaissance on Wheels, Jolly’s Drive-In and the anticipated Frost Parkway Deli. Spridgeon and The Renaissance received the 2021 Heritage Ohio Main Street Business of the Year award.

While guests learn about bourbons and whiskey from Spridgeon and enjoy a selection of four tastings and light appetizers, jazz enthusiast Doug Collar will play selections of jazz recordings chosen from his vast collection. For many years, Collar hosted and produced jazz programs at WKAR-AM/FM, Michigan State University Public Radio. Collar has also taught jazz history courses and has given presentations at jazz festivals, museums, and other venues.

This fundraising event supports the projects of Tiffin’s historic preservation organization. Learn more at

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