15th Annual WhiskyFest Chicago
Friday, April 25, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand Tasting — 6:30 – 9:30 PM, VIP 5:30 PM
Seminars by Master Distillers and Blenders — 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM
WhiskyFest™, the longest-running and best-attended whisky festival in the U.S., offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world. Do you want to learn more about whisky? Attend free seminars conducted by whisky experts. And be sure to take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.
Your WhiskyFest Experience
We want your WhiskyFest experience to be a memorable one. Your ticket includes access to the grand tasting, all seminars (on a first come first serve basis), a commemorative Glencairn crystal nosing glass, gift bag, program booklet and pen.
Taste from a selection of 300 whiskies
Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. WhiskyFest Chicago will feature over 300 whiskies from around the world. This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies, all assembled in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rum, cognac, beer and other spirits will be available as well.
Learn from the experts
The focus is on education, and many distillery representatives will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how their whiskies are made. Seminars, featuring their own tastings, run throughout the evening. Meet distinguished members of the whisky community, and learn first-hand how their brands are made. Be sure to go to at least one FREE seminar at WhiskyFest. You’ll have the opportunity to taste samples that may not be available in the main ballroom.
Would you like to stay at the Hyatt?
We have a special room block rate available at the Hyatt Regency on the nights of April 24 and 25. The rate is $204 per night, single or double occupancy. To make your reservation, call 888-421-1442 and ask for the Whisky Advocate room block, or, reserve online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WhiskyAdvocate2014. The rate is good through April 14, or until the room block sells out.
Start planning your evening now
Would you like a sneak preview of WhiskyFest™ Chicago? Our event program contains all of the information you’ll need to make your WhiskyFest experience a memorable one: complete whisky list, ballroom diagram, speaker and seminar schedule. Click here to start planning today.
New to WhiskyFest?
If you haven’t yet attended WhiskyFest, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).