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Celebrating its fourth year, Yelp’s Great Reno Whiskey Hunt is back in full swing!

If you’ve ever participated in the Great Whiskey Hunt then you know that it’s not just fun, but a delicious way to benefit a wonderful cause. Year after year, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts one of the largest fundraisers in northern Nevada, Barrels & Bites. As someone who covered this story a couple times as a reporter and emceed the event, I can tell you, it’s one you don’t want to miss out on!

If you’re asking how to participate in both events, it’s as easy as eat, sip, repeat! Seven bars/restaurants are offering selected spirits to sample. When you check-in on the Yelp App, you unlock either a “Dish and a Dram” for $10 or a discount on a feature flight at each location. You will then get one collectable Maren Rush Design card, each one containing one letter in the word W-H-I-S-K-E-Y. As soon as you collect all seven cards, you have a free ticket to Barrels & Bites! And make sure to post pictures of your hunt on social media using the hashtags #YelpReno and #RenoWhiskeyHunt!

BRAND NEW this year with the Whiskey Hunt, six of the participating locations are serving small dishes featuring whiskey as an ingredient.

All cards can be redeemed for tickets at the Peppermill at Tuscany Ballroom Will call at the event on November 3. Once you get past the doors, bring your complete set of cards to the Yelp table for gifts, games and fun!

Barrels & Bites is from 4-8pm and tickets are on sale now for $75. All ticket holders will be entered for the chance to win a free car at the event. You can participate in Yelp’s Great Reno Whiskey Hunt now through November 3.

Below is the full list of participating Whiskey Hunt locations:

  • Whispering Vine 4th Street
    • Featured Spirit: Macallan 12
    • Dish + Dram: Honey Pumpkin Macallan 12 year Ice Cream with Smoked Paprika and Spicy Nuts
  • Washoe Public House
    • Featured Spirit: Larceny Bourbon
    • Dish + Dram: Scotch Egg with Larceny Bourbon Maple Sauce
  • Jazmine
    • Featured Spirit: Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey
    • Dish + Dram: Suntory Toki Marinated Short Rib, Crispy Lotus Bun, Pickled Radish and Carrots
  • Midtown Eats
    • Featured Spirit: Elijah Craig – Death & Taxes Barrel Select
    • Dish + Dram: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Bacon, Brown Sugar Popcorn
  • Hard Water House
    • Featured Spirit: Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
    • Dish + Dram: Orange Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Glazed Fried Chicken, Pickled Onion, Jalapeno Aioli, Greens, Brioche Bun
  • Chapel Tavern
    • Featured Spirit: Westland American Single Malt Whiskey
    • Featured Flight: A selection of Westland’s expressions encompassing their distilling philosophy
  • Nobel Pie Parlor Midtown
    • Featured Spirit: Russel’s Reserve Rye 6 Year
    • Dish + Dram: Nobel x Russel’s Reserve Rye Hot Sticky Wings

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