Mayor Hagerty makes ‘Wildcat Wager’ with Lexington’s mayor


Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty bet Lexington, Ky., Mayor Jim Gray that the Northwestern University Wildcats  will defeat the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the Music City Bowl this Friday in Nashville, Tenn.

Mayor Hagerty agreed to send a bottle of Evanston’s FEW Spirits Bourbon Whiskey to Lexington if the Kentucky Wildcats win, while Mayor Gray will provide a bottle of Lexington’s Town Branch Bourbon if the Northwestern Wildcats come out on top.

.”As much as I’d like to show Mayor Gray that one of the world’s best bourbons is distilled outside Kentucky,” said Evanston’s mayor, “it will be a pleasure to toast Northwestern football with some of the Bluegrass State’s finest after the ‘Cats crush UK.”

The 2017 Music City Bowl will kick off on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Evanston time and will be televised on ESPN.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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