Event Spotlight: WhiskyFest San Francisco

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Event Spotlight: WhiskyFest San Francisco

Can you think of any better way to spend a Friday night than with a nice glass of premier whisky in your hand? At the 11th Annual WhiskyFest San Francisco, connoisseurs of the drink and the craft, as well as beginners, will gather in the Marriott Marquis hotel to indulge in rare and exclusive whiskies. They will also get to meet master blenders and distillers!

On October 6th, forget everything you know about spirits, and prepare your taste buds for one incredible night. With your ticket, you’ll receive a commemorative Glencairn crystal nosing glass, program booklet and pen, gift bag, and admission to expert seminars. VIP ticket holders will not only receive everything listed above, but they’ll also be granted admission a full hour early, enjoy one-on-one discussion with the whiskey experts, and enjoy exclusive whiskeys available only during this hour.

Check out everything else you can look forward to at WhiskyFest San Francisco!

Taste Hundreds of Whiskies

Taste from a selection of more than 400 whiskies from around the world, and talk with distillers and master blenders who have the answers to all your wildest whisky questions. Spirits available for tasting will include single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, Taiwanese, and craft-distilled whiskies, as well as high-end rum, brandy, cognac, and other spirits.

Learn from the Experts

Choose from a dozen seminars that offer insightful discussions, and explain in-depth how your favorite whiskies are made. Join world renowned whisky maker Dr. Bill Lumsden in his seminar So You Think You An Oa Ardbeg? for an exclusive tasting of Ardbeg, including old favorites and new releases. Journey to Jura with Craig Bridger as you taste the new Jura 10, as well as a few other rare whiskies from their private collection, including Jura 30. Learn how Westland is paving the way for a whole new category of whiskey with a moderated tasting of five drams, hosted by none other than Distillery’s Co-Founder and Master Distiller Matthew Hofmann. Engage in a high-level discussion on how each of these single malt whiskies are expressing their own unique sense of place.

For more information, be sure to check out the full seminar schedule.

Experience the Ultimate Whisky Documentary

Top off your experience with one of the multiple screenings of the top whiskey documentary: I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit. Inspired by whiskey’s dynamic history and tradition, this short film demonstrates how the opportunity for expression and connection with others enriches the human spirit. Learn how human ingenuity and the market have shaped not only whiskey, but society itself. From this immersive film, you’ll leave understanding why there’s more to whiskey than just a tasty drink.

After the documentary’s 7:30PM screening, join Executive Producer Richard Morrison, Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President David Ozgo, and Donors Trust President and CEO Lawson Bader in a conversation about the growth of craft distilling, whiskey-preneurs, challenging neo-Prohibitionist threats today, and the power of storytelling.

Are you ready to treat your taste buds? Get your tickets for WhiskyFest San Francisco today! Not in San Francisco? Check out other upcoming locations!

“More than just a tasting event, WhiskyFest is an amazing and welcoming gathering of whisky lovers, all united in our passion for fine whisky. Whether you’ve been enjoying whisky for decades, or are just getting started, everyone will taste and learn something new, while mingling with the very people who make our favorite whiskies.” – Jeffery Lindenmuth, Executive Editor Whisky Advocate magazine