The first of three, local/regional (and the 10th Annual) "Whisky-Fests" in 2010 will occur in Chicago, on April 23. Tickets, which cover the cost of tastings, a banquet and assorted extras, are pricey for the three-hour fandango: $150 for the VIP, $110 for the proles.
America's Largest Whisky Celebration
WhiskyFest Chicago will feature more than 200 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive, single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, Tennessee, Japanese, Welsh, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world to sample in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rums, tequilas beer and other spirits will be represented as well.
The focus is on education, and many distillery representatives will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how the whiskies are made. Seminars, many featuring their owns tastings, run throughout the evening. Meet distinguished members of the whisky community, and learn first-hand how their brands are made.
Attendees will also enjoy an expansive gourmet buffet all evening, plus coffee, tea, water and soda. Each attendee receives a commemorative Glencairn whisky glass for tastings. See where your favorite distillery will be located at the event.
If you’ve never attended a WhiskyFest event before, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page link.
The event pouring list, selection of whisky speakers and their seminar topics will be posted when this information is available.
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WhiskyFest Chicago e-tickets will go on sale December 7th for immediate delivery to your inbox.