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17th Annual WhiskyFest Chicago
Friday, March 18, 2016

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 over 350 whiskies

chi-tastingMeet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. WhiskyFest Chicago will feature over 350 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?

If you’d like to make arrangements to stay at the Hyatt, here are the details. A limited number of rooms are available for the nights of March 16 through March 20. For reservations, call: 888-421-1442 and ask for the Whisky Advocate 2016 Block, or reserve online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WhiskyAdvocate2016

The rate is $179 Single or Double occupancy. The room block rate is good through February 26, 1016, or until the room block sells out.