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