With cold temperatures descending upon us, the only way to truly warm the soul is a sip of fine, fine whiskey, and this year's Whiskey in the Winter event is rapidly approaching. Attendees can expect to find a massive and diverse selection of more than 250 whiskies, including single malt and blended Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri, Japanese and other international whiskies.
"We have more whiskies, more seminars, and more whiskey cocktails, including a few created by mixologists from out-of-town. We've also expanded the ballroom space so we can accommodate more guests," says event producer Amit Dhawan. "The event attracted a capacity crowd last year and will do so this year, a testament to the increasing popularity of whiskey and the interest in learning about whiskey."
Dhawan highlighted eight speaker seminars "conducted by whiskey distillers, brand ambassadors and other whiskey experts," and VIP tickets that include one golden ticket which can be redeemed for sampling prestigious rare whiskeys.
"We have a separate bar with these whiskeys, most of which retail for over $100 a bottle," says Dhawan.
When navigating the grand selection of whiskies, attendees are able to go on a self-guided tour, visiting vendor stations throughout the ballroom, carrying their very own Glencairn whisky glass that they can use for the tasting.
This festival of whiskies will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (there's a 5:30 p.m. early entry for VIP ticket holders) on Saturday, November 23, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Tickets are at the event website at www.whiskeyinthewinter.com.
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