Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nashville Whiskey Festival Tickets Go on Sale This Friday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 5:54 AM

If you're a whiskey fan, then well, you're probably a friend of mine. But more importantly, you need to mark your calendar for two important dates. First, carve out the weekend of Sept. 20-22 for the Nashville Whiskey Festival, presented by Midtown Wine and Spirits. Secondly, set an alarm for 10 a.m. this Friday when tickets go on sale on the event site through TPAC.

This will be a first-class event with three days of tastings, seminars and a special event recognizing "Women and Whiskey." One of the honored guests at that event will be Hollis Bulleit, who I've had the pleasure to meet and drink with a couple of times — and trust me when I say you don't want to miss out on that opportunity. For detailed descriptions and a schedule of all the events, check out the festival website.

The list of participating distilleries is literally a who's who of the whiskey biz including:

13th Colony
Angel's Envy
Basil Hayden
Belle Meade
Buffalo Trace
Cabin Fever
Corner Creek
Collier & McKeel
Dry Fly
Eagle Rare
EH Taylor
Elijah Craig
Elmer T. Lee
Early Times 354
Few Distillers
Four Roses
George Dickel
High West
Jack Daniel's
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
MB Roland
Old Forrester
Pearse/Town Branch
Popcorn Sutton
Speakeasy Distilling
Troy & Sons
WL Weller
Wild Turkey
William Grant (Tuthill)
Woodford Reserve

Needless to say, Midtown suggests everyone consider alternate transportation home from these events, because there's gonna be some drinkin' going on. Discounted designated driver tickets will be available and the event is of course 21-and-up only. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors to help sober you up.

All events will be held downtown at the Tennessee State Museum and War Memorial Auditorium. You can expect this to be one of the tasting events of this year or any year, and it should really put Nashville on the whiskey enthusiast map. Kudos to Midtown for all their efforts organizing this and to all the distillers for participating.

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