Raise a glass to 417 Magazine's fourth annual Whiskey Fest! Featuring more than 200 whiskeys, bourbons, Scotches and spirits from all world, Whiskey Fest is a night of sampling and education in a laid back whiskey oasis. Enjoy live music by Mercer and Johnson and whiskey-inspired food to soak up the spirits. Take a peek inside the event, view Whiskey Fest 2014 photos here!


Saturday, January 17, 2015
5–8 p.m. | Tickets starting at $65 per person
University Plaza Hotel | Springfield, MO
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TICKETS

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Seminars

Seminars are free to Whiskey Fest guests. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The 4:30 p.m. session of Whiskey 101 does require a reservation. Please make your reservation with your ticket order, as seating is limited. 

4:30 p.m.

Whiskey 101 (Whiskey 101 ticket required, free)
Learn how to savor the rich flavors of this iconic drink, along with its key differences from Scotch and bourbon in this educational seminar
Arkansas Room

5:45 p.m.

Mastered in the Midwest
Get the inside scoop on how craft distilleries utilize products and grains unique to their area and the importance of making everything in-house, from grain to bottle. Plus, learn how climate and resources can play a significant factor. Sample Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon Whiskey and Reunion Rye Whiskey. 
Presented by J. Gallagher of Dark Horse Distillery | Texas Room

5:45 p.m.

Celebrating 75 Years: A Toast to Crown Royal
Dig inside the iconic Crown Royal brand and its evolution over the years. Attendees can sample the new, limited edition Crown Royal Monarch to commemorate the 75 year anniversary along with the entire Crown Royal portfolio including Deluxe, Black, Maple, Regal Apple, Reserve, XO and XR.
Presented by Dr. Tom Turner of Diageo | Arkansas Room

6:45 p.m.

Whiskey 101 (Repeat session. No ticket required.)
Learn how to savor the rich flavors of this iconic drink, along with its key differences from Scotch and bourbon in this educational seminar.
Texas Room

6:45 p.m.

The Great Debate | Scotch vs. Bourbon
Explore the long standing traditions of bourbon and Scotch and the changes for the future as you sample the products side by side and note their key qualities. 
Presented by Joe Cavataio, CSS, CSW of Beam, Inc. & Timothy W. Burckhardt of William Grant & Sons | Arkansas Room

Lodging

University Plaza Hotel is offering a discounted rate for Whiskey Fest attendees with rooms starting at $89 per night. Please call 417-864-7333 or book online using code 417WF. Rooms are first come, first serve and cannot be guaranteed. 

Need a ride home?

Substitute Drivers will be on hand to schedule rides, so you and your car can get home safe. Even better, rides are only $20 and you can schedule yours in advance!  Call 417-883-1900 today. 


 

SPIRITS LIST

Rarest of the Rare

Brown Derby has assembled a premium line-up of limited whiskies for the true connoisseurs. This seminar will focus on how the composition, barrel and age of  each whiskey impacts the taste, smell and color. Featuring the 2013 American Whiskey of the Year, bourbons available to the public for the first time and one of the most sought-after single malts. Seating is limited. Golden Ticket required, $149


Whiskey Fest 2014 line-up | Check back for 2015 spirit list

100 Proof Original

1910 Rye

Aberlour 12

Amrut Intermediate Sherry (VIP hour)
Amrut Single Malt Whisky
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky
Amrut Peated Single Malt Whisky

Atholl Brose Scotch Liquer

Auchentoshan Scotch

Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon

Baker 7YO

Balvenie 12yr Doublewood
Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
Balvenie 17yr Doublewood

Basil Hayden Small Batch Bourbon

Benromach 10 yr
Benromach Peat Smoke
Benromach Traditional

Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

Bird Dog Blackberry
Bird Dog Cinnamon
Bird Dog Maple
Bird Dog Peach

Bookers Small Batch Bourbon

Bowman Brothers Brothers Small Batch
Bowman Brothers Single Barrel

Bowmore 12YR

Brugal 1888

Bulleit Bourbon
Bulleit Rye

Bushmills 10yr
Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Canadian Club 9YO
Canadian Club 12YO Classic
Canadian Club Dock 57 Blackberry
Canadian Club Sherry Cask

CatDaddy Moonshine

Chivas 12YO
Chivas 18YO
Chivas 25YO

Cody Road Bourbon
Cody Road Rye

Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Connemara 12YO Irish Whiskey
Connemara Cask Irish Whiskey
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Copper Run Distillery Island Gold Rum
Copper Run Distillery Ozark Mountain Moonshine
Copper Run Distillery Small Batch Spirit Whiskey

Crown Royal Black
Crown Royal Maple
Crown Royal Reserve

Crown Valley Elderberry Moonshine
Crown Valley Moonshine
Crown Valley Peachie Cream Moonshine

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch

Dark Horse Distillery Long Shot White Whiskey
Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon
Dark Horse Distillery Reunion Rye Whiskey

Double Barrel Bourbon

Early Times 354 Bourbon

Elijah Craig 12 yr. old

Evan Williams 1783
Evan Williams Single Barrel

Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition Small Batch
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses Yellow Label

Fudge Brownie Cream Liquer

Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey

George Dickel no. 8
George Dickel no. 12

Glenfiddich 15yr Solera Vat
Glenfiddich 18yr

Glen Garioch 12YR

Glen Grant 10YR

Gosling Old Rum

Greenore Single Grain Irish Whiskey 8 yr

Henry Du 'Yores Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Highland Park 12 Year Old
Highland Park 15 Year Old
Highland Park 18 Year Old

Hudson 4 Grain Whiskey
Hudson Baby Bourbon
Hudson Manhattan Rye
Hudson Single Malt

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

Jameson 12YO
Jameson Gold
Jameson Standard

Jefferson
Jefferson Collaboration
Jefferson Reserve

Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam Devils Cut
Jim Beam Honey
Jim Beam Jacobs Ghost
Jim Beam Maple
Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry
Jim Bean Red Stag Hardcore Cider
Jim Beam Red Stag Spiced Cinnamon
Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 yr.

John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Johnnie Walker Double Black
Johnnie Walker Platinum

Journeyman Around the World Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery Bilberry Black Hearts Gin
Journeyman Distillery Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery Featherbone Bourbon
Journeyman Distillery Humdinger Jalapeno Spirit
Journeyman Distillery Ravenswood Rye Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery Red Arrow Vodka
Journeyman Distillery Silver Cross Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery Snaggle Tooth Coffee Liquer
Journeyman Distillery W.R. Welter Whiskey

Kentucky Vintage

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

 

Knappogue 12YR
Knappogue 14YR
Knappogue 16YR

Lagavulin 16yr

Laphroaig Islay QTR Cask Scotch
Laphroaig Islay Scotch 10 yr

Larceny

Lexington Bourbon

Lincoln County Lightning

Lot 40

Mad Buffalo Distillery Thunderbeast Baby Buffalo Whiskey
Mad Buffalo Distillery Thunderbeast Moonshine

MB Roland Distillery Apple Pie Moonshine
MB Roland Distillery Black Dog
MB Roland Distillery Pink Lemonade
MB Roland Distillery St. Elmo's Fire Moonshine
MB Roland Distillery True Kentucky Shine
MB Roland Distillery White Dog

Makers Mark 46

Midleton

Midnight Moon Apple
Midnight Moon Blackberry
Midnight Moon Blueberry
Midnight Moon Cherry
Midnight Moon Cranberry
Midnight Moon Strawberry

Missouri Spirits Bourbon
Missouri Spirits Un-Aged Corn Whiskey

Monkey Shoulder

Mount Gay Black Barrel
Mount Gay XO

Noah's Mill

Oban 14yr

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
Old Forester Signature

Old Taylor

Original Moonshine

Paddy's
Paddy's Bee Sting
Paddy's Devil Apple

Pike Creek

Pendelton Blended Canadian Whiskey

Powers
Powers 12YO
Powers John Lane
Powers Signature

Pure Kentucky XO

Redbreast Cask
Redbreast 12YO
Redbreast 15YO

Reece's Bourbon 80 Proof
Reece's Bourbon 100 Proof
Reece's Moonshine
Reece's Vodka

Remy Martin 1738
Remy Martin V
Remy Martin VSOP
Remy Martin XO

Ridgemont 1792

Rown's Creek

Sinfire Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey

Single Malt Whiskey

Stone Fence Apple Cider Whiskey

Sullivans Cove Small Batch French Cask Single Malt Whisky
Sullivans Cove Small Batch American Cask Single Malt Whisky
Sullivans Cove Small Batch Double Cask Single Malt Whisky

Sweet Lucy Bourbon
Sweet Lucy Cream

T's Apple Pie Shine
T's Cinnamon Pear Shine
T's Redneck Corn Whiskey

Talisker 10yr

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Tennessee Whiskey

TGL 12YO
TGL 15YO
TGL 16YO
TGL 18YO
TGL 21YO

The Black Grouse Blended Scotch

The English Whisky Co. Classic Single Malt Whisky
The English Whiskey Co. Peated Cask Strength (VIP hour)
The English Whisky Co. Peated Single Malt Whisky

The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch

The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year Old
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old
The Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year Old
The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Year Old
The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Year Old

Tullamore Dew
Tullamore Dew 12yr
Tullamore Dew 10yr Single Malt

Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream

Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey 81
Wild Turkey American Honey
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey Rye
Wild Turkey Spiced

Willet Distillery Johnny Drum Private Stock  Bourbon
Willet Distillery Old Bardstown Black Label Bourbon
Willet Distillery Old Bardstown Estate Bourbon
Willet Distillery Willet Family Pot Still Reserve

Wiser's DeLuxe
Wiser's Rye
Wiser's Spiced

Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Zachariah Harris

 

Craft beer sampling & mixology!
 

Need a whiskey break ? We've got you covered. Enjoy custom cocktails by Brown Derby, craft beer by Springfield Brewing Company and mead samples from Leaky Roof MeaderySampling area free for Grand Tasting, VIP and Golden ticket holders. Check back for a list of specific items being sampled.


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Will the spirits representatives and distillers be at the actual event?

The distillers or a local representative will be present at tasting tables and on-hand to answer questions and discuss their spirits.

Can I purchase spirits at the actual event?

No, you cannot purchase liquor to take home with you that night, but you can place orders onsite through Brown Derby Wine Center. 


Will food be served at the event?

Yes, University Plaza Hotel will be providing an array of gourmet hors d'oeuvres and appetizers designed to be paired with an assortment of whiskeys.

What is the attire for the evening?

Casual to business casual attire is recommended.


Will there be seating at the event?

There will be limited lounge seating where guests can mingle.


Where can I park if I am a designated driver?

There is parking located to the north of University Plaza, and various other parking lots located nearby.


Are there hotels nearby?

University Plaza Hotel is offering a discounted rate for Whiskey Fest attendees with rooms starting at $89 per night. Please call 417-864-7333 or book online using code 417WF. Rooms are first come, first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed.


How can I get advance notice of other 417 Magazine events?

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Do you have another question?

Email marketing@417mag.com or call (417) 883-7417.


How do I get to University Plaza?


From the Springfield/Branson National Airport:

Drive south on Airport Blvd. from the airport to Highway 266/Chestnut Expressway. Turn left and head east on Chestnut Expressway, also known as Business Loop 65. Continue east until you reach Sherman Parkway and turn south on to Sherman. Sherman Parkway turns into John Q. Hammons Parkway. The hotel will be on the west side of the street at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and East St. Louis Street.

Traveling from Kansas City and Tulsa:

Exit east on to Chestnut Expressway, also known as Business Loop 65 and continue east until you reach Sherman Parkway. Turn south onto Sherman. Sherman Parkway turns into John Q. Hammons Parkway. The hotel will be on the west side of the street at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and East St. Louis Street

From Branson and St. Louis (once on Hwy 65):

Exit on to Chestnut Expressway, also known as Business Loop 65. Turn west on to Chestnut Expressway and continue until you reach Sherman Parkway. Turn south onto Sherman. Sherman Parkway turns into John Q. Hammons Parkway. The hotel will be on the west side of the street at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and East St. Louis Street.


 

GALLERY

Take a peek inside of last year's event where more than 500 guests, both novice drinkers and whiskey connoisseurs, enjoyed a full night of sampling and education.