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Irish Whiskey & Legends

June 17th, 2020

MUST be attending the COA International Rally in June at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds.


We will be eating lunch at the Tippecanoe Place, touring the Studebaker mansion, stopping at Indiana Whiskey Company for a tour, tasting, and shopping, AND receive a University of Notre Dame Walking Guided Tour.


The Tippecanoe Place has four main levels, totaling 40 rooms and 20 fireplaces, and is the embodiment of everything great wealth in the late 1800’s could suggest. The 26,000 square-foot mansion was designed by Henry Cobb and built by local craftsmen for the Clement Studebaker family. Work on Tippecanoe Place was completed in 1889 at a total cost of $250,000, a buying power equivalent of $6,983,000 in 2020. It would serve as a setting for many lavish parties, weddings, and balls. Guests would arrive by carriage and enter through the west doors. They would board the elevator – one of the first in the country – and be whisked upstairs to freshen up. The formally clad ladies and gentlemen would then descend the Grand Staircase into the Reception Area. Then, as today, Tippecanoe Place was known for its hospitality and as a gracious setting for fine dining. The menu includes: garden salad with dressing, dinner rolls and butter, char broiled chicken breast in a tomato butter sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, hot vegetable of the day, house mousse, coffee, and tea.


At the Indiana Whiskey Company, you will discover the rich history behind the delicious spirit. The intoxicating tour of the tasting rooms and production floor, lasts for 30-45 minutes and throughout the tour, you will not only learn the way bourbon is created, from start to finish, but you will also learn about the long history of Whiskey and where it began. You will get to have a hands-on experience, full of knowledge and fun. Because the owner is a Veteran and a Notre Dame graduate, the company is deeply rooted in Irish and Notre Dame Culture. The end of the tour allows you to become a distiller and get involved in some of the chemistry of making bourbon. You can use a hydrometer, proof your own bourbon, bottle, label and number, and then you can take the bottle home that you created. This family owned and operated company is deeply rooted in the history and culture of Indiana and ALL their products (bottles, barrels, and grains) come from Indiana. Time included for shopping or additional cocktail purchases/enjoyment.


Experience the mystique of the University of Notre Dame with a guided walking tour of the beautiful historic campus. Meet your graduate student guide at the Visitors Center for a tour of campus with the 20 minute shown in the Eck Visitors Center. Allow time for shopping at Notre Dame’s 30,000 sq. ft. bookstore, complete with crystal, china, and a grand piano.


Wednesday - June 17th, 2020


$65 PER PERSON - Please change the quantity in Pete's Market to match the number of persons attending. 

*Limited spots available.

**Must pay upon registration.

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