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Wigle and Omni Hotel team up for a bar crawl the way it should be: indoors

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Wigle Whiskey and The Omni William Penn Hotel are teaming up for the perfect cold weather activity: an all-indoor tour of favorite Wigle spirits.

On Friday, cuddle up to a cocktail at A Cozy Bar Crawl, the warm version of summer bar stumbles. There’s no trudging through snow and no fidgeting with puffy coats because the crawl is a one-stop-shop. Drinkers hit four destinations, all inside the hotel’s bars and restaurants.

The journey starts with a passport pick-up from the Wigle Whiskey Omni Tasting Room & Bottle Shop just off the hotel’s Oliver Ave. entrance. From there, crawlers can wander to the Speakeasy, Palm Court, and Tap Room at their own pace.

Every stop features a different cocktail, showcasing a range of the distillery's spirits. Wigle uses their Ginever, a floral gin crafted with a unique blend of herbs, in a French 75. Local bourbon shines in the Wigle bourbon sidecar and apple whiskey is the center of the crawl’s old fashioned. Ginever makes another appearance in the Negroni-ish, a cocktail using homemade rhubarb liqueur.

Friday’s event is the second time Wigle Whiskey and Omni have thrown a boozy respite from winter. This year, they expect to cater to 85 guests, a small increase from the 75 attendees in 2018.

From 5-10 p.m., guests can sample each drink while indulging on small bites such as short rib croquettes, shrimp and andouille skewers, mac and cheese cups, and cheese plates. Tickets are $45 and include all three cocktails and snacks. Visit wiglewhiskey.com for more information.

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