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WhiskyFest App Improved for Chicago!

by Lew Bryson

wfch-appComing soon…

Put WhiskyFest Chicago in your pocket with the improved WhiskyFest app and receive 10% off your purchase at the Whisky Advocate booth!

  • Every whisky listed, with any and all last-minute additions
  • Every whisky now mapped!
  • Every seminar detailed
  • Every speaker introduced
  • Map the best ballroom route from Islay to Kentucky using the interactive map
  • Find your favorite types of whiskies with new category searching!
  • Note your favorites, spread the word on the best-of-fest bottles, and check the inside information everyone else is posting
  • Post your notes and pictures to Facebook and Twitter automatically (use #wfchi )
  • Keep private reviews and notes for yourself
  • Show us your app at the Whisky Advocate booth, and we’ll give you an instant 10% discount on your purchase

All in the palm of your hand!

WhiskyFest, the first and best whisky festival, is introducing the updated WhiskyFest Chicago app, with several new features. You’ll soon be able to download it at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. It’s completely free, and there are no in-app purchases. Get familiar with the features and you’ll be ready to navigate when you get there. The interactive map allows you to quickly search for the whisky you want — by name, or by type! — and then see how to get there from where you are.

If you want to post to the wider world of social media, you won’t have to do it twice: just post to the app’s “Activity Feed” and select the option to copy to Facebook or Twitter (or both), and your words are out there (use the hashtag #wfchi ); photos, too! You’ll see all the posts on your own feed in the app, and you have the option to follow your friends and see what they’re saying too. It works like your Timeline in Facebook.

If you’re wondering, ‘What can this app do that my paper WhiskyFest program can’t?’ how about this: the program had to be printed weeks in advance. But we will make updates in the app right up to the day before, giving you the latest information, right on your phone.

Got questions about how to use the app? We’ll be posting some instructions for the new features here on the blog soon. You can also check the FAQ in the app, which includes a link to contact tech support. Or you can send an email directly to support at And we’ll have help for you at WhiskyFest, should you need it. Just stop by the Whisky Advocate booth at the front of the ballroom.

Don’t spend the night with your nose in your phone, of course; spend it with your nose in your glass, talking to your friends, and talking to the whisky celebrities But when you want to tell the world how great the latest whisky you’ve found is, or find that whisky, or post your selfie, or check the seminar schedule to try some very exclusive whiskies…we’ve got the app for you. WhiskyFest!

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