Sunday, February 14, 2016

WhiskyFest Makes Inaugural Debut in Nation's Capital, March 2nd

From our friends at Whisky Advocate...

WhiskyFest Makes DC Debut

With major success in other markets, Whisky Advocate brings the nation’s largest whiskey event to the capital

Hosted by Whisky Advocate magazine, WhiskyFest - the largest and longest-running whisky festival in North America - comes to DC for the first time ever, offering attendees the opportunity to sample from a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world; interact with master blenders and other experts, as well as attend educational seminars. Attendees will be able to sample many different and rare types of whisky such as Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition, Four Roses Limited Edition, Highland Park 30 year old, George T. Stagg and many more.

Who: Whisky Advocate Publisher and Editor John Hansell as well as seminar presenters:

• David Blackmore - Global Master Brand Ambassador - The Glenmorangie Company

• Craig Bridger - National Brand Ambassador - The Macallan

• Simon Brooking - North American Ambassador - Laphroaig

• Alan Kropf - Director of Education - Anchor Distilling Company

• Bernie Lubbers - Brand Ambassador - Heaven Hill Distilleries

• David Perkins - Proprietor - High West

• Denny Potter - Master Distiller - Heaven Hill Distilleries

• Steph Ridgway - National Brand Ambassador - Highland Park

• Adam Harris - American Whiskey Ambassador - Beam Suntory

• David Laird - Brand Ambassador - The Balvenie

Where: Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20001

When: Wednesday, March 2
VIP Entrance: 5:30 PM
Grand Tasting:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Seminars: 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM

Tickets: Please visit WhiskyFest DC tickets page to purchase tickets.
General Admission Tickets - $245
VIP Admission Tickets - $295

Tickets include a commemorative crystal nosing glass, an event program and pen, the latest copy of Whisky Advocate magazine, a gift bag, entrance to all seminars on a first come first served basis, a gourmet buffet throughout the evening and over 300 whiskies from around the world to sample.