Whiskies of the World®

Originating in San Francisco, Whiskies of the World is now a series of six hugely popular whisky festivals taking place in California, Texas and Georgia. Whiskies of the World offers guests the opportunity to taste superlative whiskies and to meet the outstanding personalities of the whisky world. Featuring whiskies from all over the United States, and also Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan and Australia, Whiskies of the World will surprise even the most savvy connoisseur. Local distilleries close to the event locations are also frequent participants.


“We have been at this show since its very beginning and find that it really helps us reach our optimum target consumer in a very effective way It’s a very balanced grip with a lot of new consumers each year. It also provides an entertaining, responsible, fun platform to get our message across.”  (Steve Beal, Keeper of the Quaich, Former Senior Master of Whisky with Diageo)

Douglas Smith
Whiskies of the World® Event Director

Douglas Smith took over Whiskies of the World®, the oldest whisky tasting event in Northern America, in 2009. The events enjoyed immediate growth on several fronts, expanding from San Francisco and San Jose to Austin and Atlanta. In 2011, Douglas entered a strategic alliance with The IWSC Group to create an atmosphere where Whiskies of the World® could expand to more cities. 2018 saw the addition of our 6th show in Dallas, joining Austin and Houston to bring Whisky lovers in Texas the best whisky expo!

The IWSC Group

A globally-recognized events company focused on the alcoholic beverage sector, UK-based The IWSC Group offers a broad portfolio of events around the world that help bring brands and people together in the best environments to create lasting relationships. The IWSC Group events have a unique focus around alcoholic beverages from wine and spirit competitions, such as the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), or “alcohol plus” events where alcoholic beverages remain a fundamental part of the offering in addition to food, music or art.