For the past three years theCHIVE has thrown the sexiest 4th of July party in all the land at our secret playhouse, Gatsby South. Few people ever get to see the inside of Gatsby, it’s a place for the editors and our Chivettes to have way too much fun on our little slice of paradise in Austin, Texas.

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The night before the party, we have our annual whiskey tasting, because warming up is important.

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This year Tullamore DEW was kind enough to provide the whiskey flights…

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And the American Ambassador for Tullamore himself, Tim Herlihy, flew in from Dublin to give the tasting and some unrepeatable (but outstanding) Irish toasts.

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It ended the same way every party at theCHIVE ends, with Bryn and Justine in captains hats making ‘cocktails without cups’.

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I woke up the next morning early to watch the sunrise, chipper and ready to take on the day.

(Big thanks to MSW Lounge for getting me right again for the big day)

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Then we switched from whiskey to rum. Flor de Caña sponsored the event this year and we couldn’t have asked for a better sponsor.

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The calm before the storm: Bryn and Justine getting some rays while theCHIVE interns feed them grapes.

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When the baby goats arrived we knew it was go time.

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It begins.

Enjoy ‘Suns out Rums Out’ at Gatsby South…

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Courtney Taylor and her baby goat aptly named Wreck It Ralph join the party!

Courtney’s Instagram!

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Flor de Caña set up a tasting bar in the parlor upstairs, pouring Flor de Caña 25 Year – Deep and elegant amber hue. Beautifully integrated aroma, with hints of vanilla, wood and dark cocoa. When I said we couldn’t have had a better sponsor, I wasn’t kidding.

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Thanks to my buddy, Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, for stopping by for the rum tasting!

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We were lucky enough to have the Wholly Cow food truck serving burgers the whole party.

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Thanks again to Flor de Caña, you took this year’s party to a whole other level. See y’all next 4th of July!

KCCO,

John

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