What is Whiskies of the World?
Originating in San Francisco, Whiskies of the World is now a series of 15 hugely popular whisky festivals taking place in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Washington D.C. 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.
Do I have to be 21 years old to attend?
Yes, the minimum age to attend Whiskies of the World is 21 years old. There are no exceptions!
What is included in the General Admission Ticket Price?
Entrance to the main tasting hall, hundreds of whiskies to sample (Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, World, Blends), meet and greets with brand ambassadors, hors d’oeuvres, a whisky tasting glass, and a masterclass, based on availability ($5 fee to guarantee a seat).
What is included in the VIP Ticket Price?
VIP includes all that GA includes, plus one-hour early entry with limited tickets sold. With limited VIP ticketing, guests have easier access to brand ambassadors, distillers and blenders. This translates to less wait time for samples and priority access to book master class reservations.In addition to the additional time, VIP attendees will have access to select expressions, or “VIP only pours”. Many brands bring limited, special editions only for VIP hour. Most of the time, these expressions are inclusive of one bottle and is unlikely to make it to the general admission start time.
What is a Master Class?
A 45 minute in depth journey into the Art of Whisky hosted by a Whisky industry professional (Distiller or their Ambassador(s)). It’s a great way for attendees to have a more intimate setting to learn about whisky, ask questions, and be focused on a guided tasting of four to six whiskies. Often included are expressions not offered in the main tasting hall. Once you have purchased your ticket, instructions will be sent for registering for your masterclass ($5 charge for reserving a seat). If you’re not able to obtain a reservation to the Master Class of choice, upon class start time open seats will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.
Will I receive my tickets prior to the event?
Tickets to The Whiskies of the World event will be emailed to the email address you provide during checkout. The link to print your ticket(s) will arrive in your inbox. You will need to print your ticket before the event and present it upon check-in.
What is the attire for the event?
All events are business casual. No athletic attire will be permitted. Coat check is available in the event of cold weather on the event day, but it is not secured or manned. It is therefore recommended that you do not bring valuables such as laptops or tablets that would require storage during the event.
Tips on maximizing the experience.
Our experience is to view the pour lists (available on our event web page; we continue to update as brands continue to give them), figure out if there are any expressions you MUST try, which masterclass(es) you’d want to attend. Make your visits to those first, then, stroll to the various tables, partake in some nibbles, and enjoy your time. You’ll most likely make some new friends (whisky and human). Also, if you have a question, ask it. Distillers and their representatives love to talk whisky.
Are all sponsors/brands confirmed for the 2020 events?
Event sponsors and brands continue to be added and updated throughout the year. If you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I volunteer or help out at Whiskies of the World?
There will be an opportunity for volunteers at all events. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to fill out our volunteer form online. It will ask you to provide your contact information, indicate the market you are interested in and to answer a few short questions about your abilities and interests. Upon receipt of your form, we’ll be in touch with next steps.
Can I bring a camera or a video camera to Whiskies of the World?
Sure! In fact, we would like you to encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you please, and we hope that you will be generous enough to share them with us! Please feel free to tag your posts with #wow2020 or #WhiskiesOfTheWorld and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!