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.
|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
|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.
Presented by J. Gallagher of Dark Horse Distillery | Texas Room
Presented by Dr. Tom Turner of Diageo | Arkansas Room
|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.
|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
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.
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
- 2013 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch
- Suntory Yamazaki 18-year-old Single Malt Whiskey
- Makers Mark Cask Strength
- Elijah Craig 23-year-old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- Redbreast 21-year-old Irish Whiskey
- Please check back for additions to the Rarest line-up
Whiskey Fest 2014 line-up | Check back for 2015 spirit list
100 Proof Original
Amrut Intermediate Sherry (VIP hour)
Atholl Brose Scotch Liquer
Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon
Balvenie 12yr Doublewood
Basil Hayden Small Batch Bourbon
Benromach 10 yr
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
Bird Dog Blackberry
Bookers Small Batch Bourbon
Bowman Brothers Brothers Small Batch
Canadian Club 9YO
Cody Road Bourbon
Collingwood Canadian Whisky
Connemara 12YO Irish Whiskey
Copper Run Distillery Island Gold Rum
Crown Royal Black
Crown Valley Elderberry Moonshine
Cutty Sark Blended Scotch
Dark Horse Distillery Long Shot White Whiskey
Double Barrel Bourbon
Early Times 354 Bourbon
Elijah Craig 12 yr. old
Evan Williams 1783
Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition Small Batch
Fudge Brownie Cream Liquer
Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey
George Dickel no. 8
Glenfiddich 15yr Solera Vat
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
Hudson 4 Grain Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Jim Beam Black
John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Journeyman Around the World Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Laphroaig Islay QTR Cask Scotch
Lincoln County Lightning
Mad Buffalo Distillery Thunderbeast Baby Buffalo Whiskey
MB Roland Distillery Apple Pie Moonshine
Makers Mark 46
Midnight Moon Apple
Missouri Spirits Bourbon
Mount Gay Black Barrel
Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
Pendelton Blended Canadian Whiskey
Pure Kentucky XO
Reece's Bourbon 80 Proof
Remy Martin 1738
Sinfire Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey
Single Malt Whiskey
Stone Fence Apple Cider Whiskey
Sullivans Cove Small Batch French Cask Single Malt Whisky
Sweet Lucy Bourbon
T's Apple Pie Shine
Templeton Rye Whiskey
The Black Grouse Blended Scotch
The English Whisky Co. Classic Single Malt Whisky
The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch
The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year Old
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream
Wild Turkey 101
Willet Distillery Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon
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 Meadery. Sampling area free for Grand Tasting, VIP and Golden ticket holders. Check back for a list of specific items being sampled.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.|
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.|
|There will be limited lounge seating where guests can mingle.|
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.
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.