The 1Oth annual Whiskyfest
will take place Friday, April 23 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Presented by malt advocate, America’s largest whisky celebration will feature more than 2OO of the world’s finest, rarest and most expensive single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, American, Japanese, Canadian, and other whiskies from around the world to sample in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rums, tequilas, beer, and other spirits will be represented as well. The focus is on education, and many distillery representatives will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how the whiskies are made. Seminars, many featuring their own tastings, run throughout the evening. Regular admission is $11O and includes a Glencairn commemorative crystal nosing glass, an event program, the latest copy of malt advocate, entrance to all seminars on a first come first serve basis, a gourmet buffet, and over 2OO whiskies to sample. Admission is at 6:3Opm. VIP Admission is $15O and includes all of the above as well as a canvas tote bag and admission to the event one hour earlier with limited ticketing. Many exhibitors pour something extra special that’s available only during the VIP hour. Admission is at 5:3Opm.
For more information call 8OO.61O.MALT or visit maltadvocate.com.