Yellow Brick Road Casino in partnership with Life of Reilley Distilling and Wine Co. from Cazenovia, the first distillery to open in Madison County since prohibition, will host a Martini Tasting Event on Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the casino’s Heart and Courage Saloon. The special event will introduce guests to the local distillery and its range of products. Guests will be able to taste five different martinis featured at Yellow Brick Road Casino that are made with Life of Reilley vodkas, including Apple, Caramel Apple, Chocolate, Paradise, and Raspberry. The specialty martinis are available at Heart and Courage Saloon and Winged Monkey for only $11. Aaron Velardi, a local favorite, will be performing live at the martini tasting event beginning at 6:00 p.m. On the piano, Velardi will entertain guests with his own renditions of today’s popular hits.

Life of Reilley was born out of founder Ben Reilley’s desire to expand the local craft cocktail movement, going beyond beer to share and celebrate the origins of spirits and wines. Life of Reilley is a company and philosophy rooted in a carefree and comfortable existence. The exclusively New York-grown corn gives Life of Reilley spirits a solid, subtle flavor. The distillery currently makes all-natural original, vanilla, and raspberry vodkas, and “Disco Lemonade,” a pre-mixed cocktail, made with Life of Reilley Raspberry Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemonade and an infusion of mint leaves. Guests at Yellow Brick Road Casino will have the opportunity to learn more about Life of Reilley and its founder Ben Reilley at Friday’s Happy Hour Martini Tasting Event.

Even before opening its doors last June, Yellow Brick Road Casino has been forging relationships with leading area businesses to promote and revitalize the entire region, including Tops Markets, Dunkin’ Donuts, All Things Oz Museum, and Critz Farms. The partnership with Life of Reilley Distilling and Wine Co. is the latest example of how Yellow Brick Road Casino remains committed to the community and area businesses.

About Yellow Brick Road Casino
Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, Yellow Brick Road Casino is a $20 million, smoke-free, 60,000 square foot gaming venue located in Upstate New York in the Village of Chittenango. Celebrating the community’s connection with the iconic story, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Yellow Brick Road Casino features more than 430 Vegas-style cash slot machines, an assortment of Las Vegas-style table games and several casual restaurants and bars including home-style cooking at Dorothy’s Farmhouse, hand-tossed pizza and wings at Wicked Good Pizza, a fierce selection of brews at the country-western style Heart and Courage Saloon, and mischievously great cocktails at Winged Monkey. The Oz General Store offers tobacco products, pre-packaged food and beverages and other essentials.

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