18th Annual WhiskyFest New York
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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 350 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 350 whiskies
Meet 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.
Planning to book a room?
We have a special room rate available at the New York Marriott Marquis for the nights of September 19 through September 28. The rate is $379 per night (single or double occupancy).
To make your room reservations, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-843-4898 and asking for the WhiskyFest room block, or, reserve online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WhiskyFestSept2015.
The room block will be available until until September 1, 2015, or until the block sells out. The room block is of a limited size, so make your reservations early. Reservation requests received after September 1 will be based on the hotel’s prevailing rates.
If you’ve never attended a WhiskyFest event before, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).