While Bardstown may be the epicenter of bourbon, Nashville is quickly emerging as a destination for good whiskey. Jack Daniels and George Dickel distilleries are a short drive south and some established and brand new craft distilleries popping up around the corner from the Broadway honky tonks. If you haven’t visited Nashville, you’re missing out. On October 1st, the Nashville Whiskey Festival presented by Midtown Wine & Spirits kicks off at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville.
The 5th Annual Festival kicks off at 6:30pm with tastings from over 200 offerings. The event will run until 10:00 pm so a taxi, Uber, or hotel room is a good idea. Tickets start at $100 and for an additional $50 you can get access to special VIP tastings such as Dickel 17 and get into the festival an hour earlier than general admission (5:30 pm CST). With so many whiskeys and bourbons to try, you can drink curious for hours. Make sure to get your tickets soon, as the event may sell out!
What: Nashville Whiskey Festival
When: Saturday, October 1st 6:30 – 10:00pm (5:30 – 10:00pm VIP)
Why: Whiskey Tasting Smorgasbord
Raised in the great state of Tennessee, Matt has a hard time admitting the native spirit of the Bluegrass neighbor to the north captured his obsession (& most of his wallet). Having progressed through the red solo cup days to a passion for a barrel-proof wheated bourbon, neat, Matt is always on the hunt for the next bottle. When he is not scouting or sipping bourbon, Matt spends time with his wife and four children. When he needs money for the next trip to Bardstown, Matt manages a wealth management firm. He always buys bourbon to drink and believes nothing should come between friends except two rocks glasses and a three-finger pour.
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