8th Annual WhiskyFest San Francisco
Friday, October 3, 2014
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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.
Planning to book a room?
We have a special room rate available at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for the nights of October 2 through October 4. The rate is $279 per night (single or double occupancy).
To make your room reservations, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 and mention the WhiskyFest room block, or make your reservations online: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10861218
The room block will be available until September 5, or until it is sold out. The room block is of a limited size, so make your reservations early. Reservation requests received after September 5 will be based on the hotel’s prevailing rates.
New to WhiskyFest?
If you haven’t yet attended WhiskyFest, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).