Sipping with a star
Favorite 'Yellowstone' cowboy to greet fans at Fort Worth-area whiskey shindig
Yellowstone star sightings are becoming weeklyoccurrences around Fort Worth, and here comes a new chance to mingle with a fan favorite: Forrie J. Smith, who plays old-timer ranch hand Lloyd Pierce, is coming to Oak & Eden Whiskey's flagship nano-distillery in Bridgeport on Saturday, December 3.
Smith, a "brand ambassador" for Oak & Eden, will be meeting-and-greeting fans and signing bottles at the second annual Anthro Live extravaganza. The event also will feature a craft cocktail bar, experiential tasting room, food vendors, and live music from acts including Matthew McDaniel, Simone Nicole, Hankins, and Brave Little Howl.
Smith has collaborated with Oak & Eden Whiskey on a unique blend called Forrie's Cowboy Coffee Infused Bourbon. It's described as "a 116 proof bourbon whiskey finished with a cold brew coffee-soaked American Oak spiral."
Forrie's is part of Oak & Eden's Anthro Series line "crafted in collaboration with prominent ramblers and creators," they say. Fort Worth singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander is also a collaborator.
According to Cowboys & Indians, Smith "collaborated with the brand to marry together two of his daily rituals: coffee and bourbon."
The actor has pledged that $5 from each $84 bottle of Forrie's Cowboy Coffee Infused Bourbon will benefit Shriners Hospital For Children, and more than $30,000 has been donated to date.
The Yellowstone actor -—currently starring in his fifth season as Rip Wheeler's rough-and-tumble right-hand man on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch — doesn't just play a cowboy on the world's hottest TV show. He's also one in real life, on his stunning New Mexico ranch. (Instagram handle: forriejsmithcowboy.)
"We are honored to partner with Forrie J, Smith, who has been a notorious champion for the pursuit of reviving the culture of the American West, has also been a heritage nod for the Oak & Eden brand,” says Oak & Eden co-founder and CEO Brad Neathery.
Anthro Live will take place 5-11 pm December 3 at the Oak & Eden Flagship, 1023 Halsell St., Bridgeport (about an hour northwest of Fort Worth via Hwy. 199). The event is free, but guests should RSVP here to get all the information.
Some things to know:
- Signings are first come, first serve; arrive early to snag a good spot in line.
- Smith will be shaking hands (free) and signing purchased bottles ($84).
- They'll be accepting credit cards only.