Unmissable whisky festivals in 2017

7th February, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers


The “longest-running” festival in the US rounds off our list. WhiskyFest takes place in four cities: Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco and New York, and offers a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. A general ticket to the event includes access to the grand tasting ballroom, a Glencairn crystal nosing glass, tote bag, admission to seminars hosted by master distillers and blenders and a gourmet buffet.

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3 Responses to “Unmissable whisky festivals in 2017”

  1. Marta says:


    have You heard about the biggest and oldest whisky festiwal in Jastrzębia Góra, called “Festiwal Whisky Jastrzębia Góra” (www.festiwalwhisky.pl)?
    This is the first whisky festival in Poland 1st edition was held on August 2014 and gathered 1500 whisky lovers, 2nd edition on August 2015 and gathered over 4000 whisky lovers,, 3rd edition on 2016 and gathered over 6000 whisky lovers, the fourth will be held on 25th and th of August 2017. Through the years we hosted many whisky specialists and global ambassadors such as: Iam Millar, John Quinn, Hamish Torrie, Charles Maclean etc who conducted master classes and tastings for festival guests. During two days our guests have the opportunity to taste over 100 different drams.

  2. You’re missing Whiskey On Ice, the premier whiskey festival in the U.S. upper midwest. Whiskey On Ice is an annual celebration, held in early April in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year 900 attendees will have the opportunity to sample whiskeys from the 120 distilleries from around the world that will be represented at our Grand Tasting. In addition, Whiskey On Ice offers attendees the option to attend any of the four Whiskey Masterclasses being held prior to the Grand Tasting. All attendees may partake of an outdoor cigar and cocktail lounge, as well as a silent auction of whiskeys and whiskey-related items, the proceeds of which benefit a local area non-profit.

  3. Alan says:

    You left out the best events…The Ehisky Exreavaganza! 10 events USA

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