Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival kicks off Thursday

Raises funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival in Jekyll Island

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - This Thursday, some of the South’s culinary stars will travel to Jekyll Island for the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival.

The event pairs fine dining events with whiskey, wine, and cooking classes, and opportunities to gain a new understanding of the island’s wildlife. A portion of the proceeds from the festivities will go to the Jekyll Island Foundation, which is responsible for conservation, education, and preservation programs on the island.

The festival continues through Sunday, February 9. Jan Gourley, the festival’s co-founder, described more of what the event has to offer. Then, Javier Salgado, a bartender at Tavola Restaurant, showed how to make a cocktail called the “San Juan Highball.”

Whiskey Wine & Wildlife Festival: How to make a San Juan Highball

Tickets range by event, and ticket packages are also available.

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