ABOUT THE FESTIVALS
A Whiskey Riot festival is an opportunity for whiskey drinkers of all kinds to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of whiskey for an afternoon or evening. We welcome everyone, from the most seasoned imbiber to the newcomer looking for a launching pad, to dive right in to this immersive and interactive experience.
At the festivals, you’ll find over 175 whiskeys available to taste. While this quantity is certainly far more than a single guest can tackle in one afternoon, the breadth of offerings allows for a targeted and intentional exploration. For the new whiskey enthusiast, perhaps the goal is to finally understand the difference between a Highland, Speyside and Islay scotch. For the pro, consider a deeper dive into the complex world of brandy cask finished malts and the ever growing craft American whiskey market.
Whiskey Riot samples are poured by the experts themselves. Distillers, brand founders and direct representatives of the attending whiskey companies are the folks holding the bottles, ensuring you’ll hear about the nuances of each product from the people who know them best. Meet the people who drive the best brands you see on the shelf.
Let it be known: we want you to have fun. Lots of it. That said, Whiskey Riot events are thoughtfully designed to be an educational experience first and foremost. The intricacies of the whiskey industry can be daunting, so we set out to build an environment where our guests leave feeling informed, empowered and invigorated to keep developing their passion for whiskey. In addition to the wealth of information that the expert at each tasting table will provide, each admission ticket includes free access to multiple master seminars for guests who crave a deeper dive into the history of a specific brand or type of whiskey.