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 any single guest will enjoy, the breadth of offerings allows for targeted exploration. For the new whiskey enthusiast, perhaps a quest to learn the difference between a Highland, Speyside and Islay scotch is in order. For the pro, maybe a jaunt into the world of brandy cask finished malts and American whiskeys.
We invite whiskey experts to pour their products for you. Distillers, brand founders and direct representatives of the whiskey companies present are the folks holding the bottles. You’ll hear about the nuances of each product from the people who know them best. Meet the people who propel forward the brands you see on the shelf.
This festival, while certainly a blast, is intended to be educational. 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 endless stream of information that will flow from each tasting table within the event, free seminars are provided for guests who would like a deeper dive into the history of brands or categories of whiskey.