Today’s post is for all the whiskey lovers living in the Midwest. Bourbon & Banter is excited to announce that the 3rd annual Whiskey In The Winter event is scheduled for November 22nd. We’re proud to be events sponsors again this year and can’t wait to meet some of you at this year’s event.
Each year Whiskey In The Winter gets better and better. This year a ticket will get you access to over 250whiskies from around the world, whiskey-inspired food stations and education seminars by industry experts including Jim Beam Master Distiller Fed Noe and Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. And due to the success of the past two years, this year’s event will be held in the larger 4th floor Grand Ballroom.
Here’s all the glorious details from the event’s official press release:
St. Louis, MO (October 8, 2014) – Whiskey In The Winter, the St. Louis whiskey festival, will take place from 6:00-9:30pm (VIP entry starts at 5:30pm; Beam Suntory and Crown Royal pre-events begin at 4:30pm) on November 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch. The 3rd annual Whiskey In The Winter will be held in the larger 4th floor Grand Ballroom of the hotel and will be highlighted by a grand tasting featuring over 250 whiskies including single malt and blended Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri, Japanese and international whiskies. Representatives from the sampled whiskies will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight on their products. In addition to the grand tasting, the evening will feature education seminars by industry experts including Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe, Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, and Woodford Reserve Master Taster Marianne Barnes, whiskey-inspired food stations created by the chefs of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch, whiskey cocktails crafted by mixologists from leading restaurants and bars (BC’s Kitchen/Cardwell’s at the Plaza, Cielo, Dressel’s, Element, Gamlin’s Whiskey House, Hendricks, Julep/KC, Juniper, Old Standard, and Ruth’s Chris), and a “Golden Ticket” selection of prestigious rare whiskeys. New this year are two pre-events: the Beam Suntory VIP Experience includes a 1-hour private pre-event (4:30pm-5:30pm) in a penthouse suite featuring Suntory Japanese whiskey and sushi tastings and the Crown Royal VIP Experience includes a 1-hour private pre-event (4:30pm-5:30pm) highlighting the Crown Royal brand experience. Tickets to these experiences also include VIP entry to Whiskey in the Winter.
“Whiskey In The Winter has been a tremendous success and we look forward to expanding the event this year to the larger Grand Ballroom which will allow us to feature more whiskeys, more speakers, and more whiskey cocktails. We are also excited about the whiskey industry personnel travelling to St. Louis for this event- a testament to the positive response from the previous festivals,” states Amit Dhawan, managing partner of SYNERGY Productions LLC, the event producer. “Whiskey popularity continues to grow in the US and Missouri is a leading whiskey market in the country- Whiskey In The Winter is a festival that appeals to both whiskey novices and experts and showcases the wide world of whiskey- the mix of seminars, food and whiskies will offer something for everyone and help create an exciting evening of entertainment and whiskey education.”
They’ve got an amazing event planned once again this year and I can’t wait to attend. You will be there with me, right?
Clear your schedule now, invite your friends and then go purchase your tickets before they’re gone.
For those of you who are looking for something even more amazing, make sure to check out the full details on the VIP Tickets. Depending on what you like you can get access to a Beam Suntory VIP Experience, a Crown Royal VIP Experience or the standard VIP Experience – all come with early access to the event floor and a Golden Ticket to sample prestigious rare whiskies. For those of you who that need to skip the whiskey but still want to check things out there’s a Designated Driver ticket for $35 that gives you access and endless trips through the amazing food stations.
All of us at Bourbon & Banter are really looking forward to this year’s Whiskey In The Winter and are proud to be an Event Partner again this year. We hope to see you there helping us to spread the bourbon gospel. Cheers!
Wait, there’s one more thing….
How would you like to win free tickets to Whiskey In The Winter? What about free VIP tickets?
Bourbon & Banter is going to be giving away two (2) pairs of VIP tickets to this year’s event. Our giveaway of the first pair will be only announced to those on our mailing list. If you want a chance to win you’ll need to make sure you’ve signed up. If you haven’t already done so, simply use the link below and then you’ll get an email announcing when you can submit your name to win a pair of tickets.
The second pair of tickets will be given out a bit later and that giveaway will be open to everyone and announced across all of our social media channels. That means those that enter the first giveaway actually have 2 chances to win. So make sure you sign-up for our mailing list today to maximize your odds. Good luck!