ELIZABETH, NJ -- Whiskey connoisseurs rejoice! On Saturday, April 27, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County will host a men’s only event, “American History Through a Whiskey Glass,” an immersive experience for guests and their senses, at Classic Thyme in Westfield.

Tour guides for the evening are Duke University Professor Harris Cooper, also an executive bourbon steward, and Beth Cooper. The pair have prepared an experience both informative and satiating, as guests journey through time learning the cultural significance of whiskey throughout history, and enjoy small dishes prepared by Classic Thyme’s Master Chef David Martone that complement each whiskey and incorporate era-specific ingredients. Period music and several whiskey raffles round out the event.

Tickets are $160; proceeds benefit CASA of Union County, which recruits, trains, supervises and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children placed in foster homes or residential facilities. There are approximately 500 Union County youth, from birth to age 21, in foster care, and the nonprofit advocates for just over half. Volunteers have court-ordered access to a child and all parties in their life, then report findings to the judge in order to ensure best interests remain a priority, their needs are met, and their trauma is not exacerbated while in care.

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Space is limited; purchase tickets at www.casaofunioncounty.org/whiskeyevent.

To learn more about CASA of Union County and ways to get involved — from becoming an advocate to attending and sponsoring events throughout the year, like the upcoming 5K run/1M walk May 4 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, contact Courtney at cgreen@casaofunioncounty.org or (908) 293-8136.