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WhiskyFest Chicago
Friday, April 21, 2017

Buy Whiskyfest TicketsHyatt Regency Chicago
Grand Tasting — 6:30 – 9:30 PM, VIP 5:30 PM
Seminars by Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors — 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM

Help us celebrate WhiskyFest’s 20th Anniversary!

WhiskyFest™, the leading whisky festival in North America, 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.

General Admission or VIP Ticket?

We want your WhiskyFest experience to be a memorable one. All tickets 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.

VIP ticket buyers receive all the items listed above and are also granted admission to the ballroom at 5:30 pm, a full hour earlier than general admission. VIP ticketing is limited (VIP tickets always sell out) so you will have more time to explore the numerous booths in the grand ballroom and enjoy one-on-one opportunities with the whisky experts behind the booths.


Taste from a selection of whiskies from around the world

WhiskyFest Grand TastingMeet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. 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, 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 be glad you did.


Planning to book a room?

A limited number of rooms are available for the nights of April 16 through April 26. For reservations, call: 888-421-1442 and ask for the Whisky Advocate Block, or reserve online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/WhiskyAdvocate2017 The rate is $179 Single or Double occupancy. The room block rate is good through March 27, 2017, or until the block sells out.