May 4, 2019

A Celebration of Cornbread & Bourbon

About the Event

Leave the jiffy at home

The Hoecake Throwdown, presented by Blue Collards and Wild Turkey, will celebrate the history, mythos & meaning of that most-quintessential of Southern foods — cornbread — and its liquid cousin: bourbon. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Chain Reaction — a Pensacola-based nonprofit that empowers teens through character education & service-based learning.

Schedule of Events


The Hoecake Throwdown will feature whiskey tastings, gourmet cornbread and fixin's and a heap of other culinary experiences you won't find anywhere else.

whiskey Tastings

Sample a variety of whiskeys from the portfolio of Wild Turkey and Russel's Reserve

Chef's Competition

Taste gourmet hoecake dishes from top-flight talent, as the region's best chefs compete to wow judges

Bacon & Bourbon Pairing

Enjoy a guided bacon and bourbon pairing experience from our friends at Bill-E's Small-Batch Bacon

cast iron demo's

Learn the finer points of cast-iron cookery from the cast-iron experts at the Field Company

A Few of Our Friends


The Hoecake Throwdown wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our partners & friends. If you see them, please thank them.

The Location

De luna Winery

The Hoecake Throwdown will play out at De Luna Winery, in the picturesque, colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida. The city, first settled by the Spanish in 1559, is only 15 minutes from the sugar-white beaches & turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico & just a three-hour drive from New Orleans.