Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2018

  • Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2018
  • Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2018

Event Category: Festivals and Food & Drink Events

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  • Ever wanted the chance to try 80+ whiskeys? Keep reading.

    Buffalo Whiskey Fest is back and better than ever… AND it’s got a brand-new name. Introducing the Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival!

    (Two festival sessions available: Choose from the Afternoon Session (1-4pm) or Evening Session (6 – 9pm) for your Whiskey Riot experience.)

    The Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival, hosted by Tommyrotter Distillery and Step Out Buffalo, is *THE* event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious. On Saturday, September 29, taste over 80 different whiskeys in your take-home tasting glass, learn the ins and outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors, and sip classic whiskey cocktails from the three exclusive Whiskey Riot popup cocktail bars by Four RosesHighland Park Whisky, and Tommyrotter Distillery. Sit down with whiskey masters at private seminars and tastings hosted by Heaven Hill Distillery and Edrington, makers of some of the best-loved American whiskeys and Scotch whiskies.

    The Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival encourages and celebrates education on the storied history, production and experience of whiskey and all its varieties. All lovers of the spirit – whiskey aficionados and those just beginning their whiskey journey – are welcome! And for those who love to dance, shop, and eat – there will be a live DJ, vendors, and food available for purchase.

    Tickets expected to sell out quickly! See what’s in store for you, here.

    Follow the event on Facebook to stay in the loop on all festival details!

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    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    General admission tickets are $45 and include admission to one session for:

    – Samples of 80+ types of whiskey

    – A special POWERS Irish Whiskey tasting glass to take home

    – Drink tickets to the classic whiskey cocktail bars by Four Roses BourbonHighland Park Whisky, and Tommyrotter Distillery

    – Exclusive access to 1-hour master seminars and tastings by Heaven Hill and Edrington

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    THE DETAILS:

    – Date: Saturday, September 29

    – Time: AFTERNOON SESSION, 1-4 PM / EVENING SESSION 6-9 PM

    – Location: The Adam’s Mark Hotel

    – Cost: General admission $45 per session

    – Must be 21 and over to attend. No exceptions.

    – Coat check will be available.

    – Complimentary parking is available around the hotel; enter through the main hotel entrance and follow signs for festival check-in.

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    WHO WILL BE THERE?

    1000 STORIES
    1792 BOURBON
    ABERLOUR
    ARDBEG
    BIG PEAT WHISKY
    BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING
    BLACK DIRT DISTILLERY
    BRUICHLADDICH WHISKY
    BULLEIT BOURBON
    BUSHMILLS
    CASA NOBLE
    CASK & CREW WHISKEY
    COPPER & KINGS
    CROWN ROYAL
    DAD’S HAT PENNSYLVANIA RYE WHISKEY
    DOMAINE DES HAUTES GLACES
    DRY FLY DISTILLING
    EAGLE RARE
    ELIJAH CRAIG
    EVAN WILLIAMS
    FILIBUSTER DISTILLERY
    FOUR ROSES BOURBON
    GLEN GRANT WHISKY
    GLENMORANGIE
    HENRY MCKENNA
    HIGHLAND PARK
    HIGH WEST DISTILLERY
    HONEOYE FALL DISTILLERY
    HUDSON WHISKEY
    IRON SMOKE DISTILLERY
    JACK DANIEL’S
    JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY
    JURA
    KOVAL
    LAGAVULIN
    MCKENZIE WHISKEY
    MICHTER’S DISTILLERY
    OBAN
    PEERLESS WHISKEY
    PENDLETON WHISKY
    PIKESVILLE RYE
    POWERS IRISH WHISKEY
    ROCK OYSTER WHISKY
    RUSSELL’S RESERVE
    SAGAMORE SPIRIT
    SAZERAC
    SCALLYWAG WHISKY
    SHACKLETON
    SLANE IRISH WHISKEY
    SMOOTH AMBLER
    SOUTHERN COMFORT
    STRANAHAN COLORADO WHISKEY
    THE DALMORE
    THE EPICUREAN
    THE FAMOUS GROUSE
    THE GLENLIVET
    THE MACALLAN
    THE REAL MCCOY
    TIMOROUS BEASTIE WHISKY
    TIM SMITH’S CLIMAX MOONSHINE
    TINCUP COLORADO WHISKEY
    TOMMYROTTER DISTILLERY
    TOWN BRANCH DISTILLERY
    VIRGINIA DISTILLERY CO.
    WESTLAND DISTILLERY
    WILD TURKEY
    WOODFORD RESERVE
    WYOMING WHISKEY

    *AND MORE*

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    SEMINARS:

    Seminars are included with Buffalo Whiskey Riot admission and are open seating. Each has a limited capacity and is first come, first served.

    – Heaven Hill: Seminar and tastings presented by Meghan Leary, Brand Ambassador

    – Edrington Americas: Seminar and tastings presented by David Bishop, Senior Market Manager

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    AFTER PARTY:

    TBD. Check back here for details closer to the event date!

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    – More information regarding Buffalo Whiskey Riot can be found WhiskeyRiotFestival.com.
    – Mark yourself as “Going” or “Interested” on the Facebook event page for event announcements and updates!

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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

    Four Roses Bourbon
    Powers Irish Whiskey
    Highland Park Whisky
    Buffalo Cigars
    Premier Group – Premier Wine & Spirits

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    DON’T BE THAT GUY:

    Please drink responsibly. Management and vendors have the right to refuse anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

    COOL KIDS GET HOME SAFELY:

    Here’s a few ideas: UberLyft, a taxi, a selfless friend, your mom.

    We’re more than happy to help you arrange a ride home. If you need assistance, please let us know.

    PARKING:

    The Adam’s Mark Hotel has both an outdoor lot and a two-tiered parking garage. Parking is complimentary for event participants the day of the event. Whiskey Riot strongly advocates using a ride service like Lyft, Uber or a taxi (or a pickup ride from a generous designated driver) for safe transportation from the event.

    BECOME A SPONSOR:

    Does this event sound amazing? We know it. If you want your business to also be amazing by being part of this event visit WhiskeyRiotFestival.com and click on ‘Sponsor Signup’!

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:

    StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, and now we’re bringing great events to the Queen City that encourage and support businesses in our community! Follow us: Snapchat (username: stepoutbuffalo) // Instagram @stepoutbuffalo // Twitter @stepoutbflo // Facebook (Step Out Buffalo).

    The Tommyrotters’ Club was a band of rebellious artisans in the early 20th century who broke rank from the Arts and Crafts Movement to create for creation’s sake. They sought adventure, mischief, and inspiration in nature. Honoring their industrious spirit of back, hand, and heart, Tommyrotter Distillery crafts small batch spirits using American grains. The distillery is located in Buffalo, New York’s historic Hydraulics manufacturing district.Tommyrotter Distillery loves making whiskey as much as they love sharing it with the masses. Whiskey Fest is about bringing whiskey to the people.