Jason Lockard is the owner of Locked Barrel, the best whiskey bar in Sacramento. That’s his claim and he challenges anyone to prove him wrong.
To showcase his new business and to support Albie Aware, Jason is hosting Sacramento Whiskey 101 on September 13 – an exclusive tasting event featuring 35 to 40 of the best distillers from around the world.
Sacramento Whiskey 101 will feature:
- Full food buffet
- Seminars with Master Distillers
- Silent auction – 100% of proceeds benefiting Albie Aware!
- Roco Wine & Spirits – Preorder brands at a discount
- And, of course, distillers of whiskey, both familiar and unfamiliar
Jason started in the restaurant business when he was 15 and has 24 years of experience. He has been a supporter of Albie Aware for many years, through his previous restaurant, Blue Prynt.
His new whiskey bar/restaurant will be downtown on the ground floor of the Elks Tower. It will serve appetizers and have a limited menu with a focus on fine whiskeys.
Locked Barrel came about when his long-time friend and Elks Tower owner, Steve Ayers, tapped Jason to help bring the iconic building back to life. Portions of the building are being completely renovated, starting with Locked Barrel on the ground floor. The plan is to complement the whiskey bar with a basement art space; the 500-seat grand ballroom for weddings and events; and the penthouse for meetings, classes, and events such as whiskey tastings.
Jason’s interest in Albie Aware is in line with his “keeping it local” philosophy. He says, “Albie Aware is a good organization that truly cares and puts almost all the money back into the community.”
He adds, “I am working to make Sacramento Whiskey 101 a great event that becomes part of the Sacramento landscape going forward. I will be helping local charities for years to come.” He plans to do that through the burgeoning interest in good whiskey. To read more about the growing interest in whiskey, click here.
Here are the details about Sacramento Whiskey 101:
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
(registration starts at 3:00)
Tickets: $175.00 each
The Historic Elks Tower
921 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814