Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2019

  • Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2019
  • Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2019

Event Category: Festivals, Food & Drink Events, Music & Nightlife, and Nightlife EventsEvent Tags: Step Out Buffalo Event

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  • On March 23, 2019 you’ll get to try over 150 whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more. Ready for the ultimate whiskey festival experience? Keep reading.

    Buffalo Whiskey Riot is back and bigger than ever with plenty of new whiskey brands for you to try! Hosted by Tommyrotter Distillery and Step Out Buffalo, this event is *THE* event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious.

    On Saturday, March 23, come taste over 150 different whiskeys in your take-home tasting glass and learn the ins and outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors. Buffalo Whiskey Riot 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! Food will be available for purchase.

    Check out this awesome video from last year’s event here, and follow Whiskey Riot on Facebook to stay in the loop on all festival details!



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

    – Samples of 150+ types of whiskey (see below for the full list)

    – An official Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home

    – Drink tickets to classic whiskey cocktail bars

    – Access to exclusive Whiskey Riot master seminars and tastings.



    VIP tickets are $100 and include admission to:

    -Special access to limited edition and rare whiskies that will not be available during the General Admission time (some of these whiskies are $500/bottle and higher)

    – Exclusive uncrowded VIP hour ahead of general Whiskey Riot start time: 1 hour early entry for exclusive access to every whiskey brand and cocktail bar

    – A special Glencairn GlassWhiskey Riot tasting glass to take home

    – Drink tickets to classic whiskey cocktail bars

    – Access to exclusive Whiskey Riot master seminars and tastings.





    The folks of Remy Cointreau will be showcasing one of the 1,638 bottles of Westland Whiskey’s Garryana, an American single malt aged in Garryana oak barrels that are sourced from the Pacific Northwest.

    This whiskey features component whiskies that are each matured in a combination of casks, producing a complex integrated flavor profile. With a mash bill of 5-malt, Washington Select and heavily peated, the whiskey was aged in Garry oak, New American oak, 1st fill ex-bourbon, 1st fill ex-port and refill ex-Westland casks.


    “If 10 year rye is fairly rare, 18 year-old rye is more or less unheard of—a significant outlier in this market.”

    “On the palate, LS&B 18 is big, sweet and spicy. It’s honestly one of the richer, more decadent ryes I’ve ever tasted…” -Jim Vorel, Paste Magazine // Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/2Sutc6r




    – Date: Saturday, March 23

    – Time: General admission 4-7 pm // VIP 3 – 7 pm

    – Location: The Adam’s Mark Hotel

    – Cost: General admission $45 per session // VIP $100 per session

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

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



    1792 Small Batch

    Aberlour 12 YR

    Ardbeg 10yr

    Ardbeg An Oa

    Barr an Uisce

    BenRiach 10 Year Old

    BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas

    Bird Dog Blackberry

    Bird Dog Chocolate

    Bird Dog Kentucky Select Stock Bourbon

    Black Button Bourbon Cream

    Black Button Four Grain Bourbon

    Blackened American Whiskey

    Bruichladdich Islay Barley

    Bruichladdich Octomore 8.1

    Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 Yr

    Bushmills Black Bush Whiskey

    Bushmills Red Bush Whiskey

    Calumet Bourbon Single Rack 12 Y/O

    Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey

    Cask & Crew Orange Roasted Whiskey

    Cask & Crew Rye Whiskey Blend

    Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee Whiskey

    Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye

    Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

    Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller’s Edition 92 Proof

    Chivas Mizunara

    Chymes Canadian Whiskey

    Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy

    Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy

    Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy

    Copper Fox Apple Brandy Barrel Finish Singel Malt Whisky

    Copper Fox Original Single Malt Whisky

    Copper Fox Port Style Barrel Finish Rye Whisky

    Copper Fox Rye Whisky

    Coppersea Distilling Bonticou Crag Malt Rye

    Coppersea Distilling Excelsior Bourbon

    Coppersea Distilling Springtown Whiskey

    Crown Royal Peach

    Crown Royal Regal Apple

    Crown Royal Vanilla

    Dalmore Cigar Malt

    Dalmore Portwood

    Dalmore Single Malt 12yr

    Dalmore Single Malt 15yr

    Diplomatico Matuano

    Diplomatico Planas

    Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

    Douglas Laing

    Eagle Rare

    EH Taylor Small Batch

    Elijah Craig

    Evan Williams Single Barrel

    Exitus Red Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels

    Few Spirits Bourbon Whisky

    Few Spirits Rye Whiskey

    Five & 20 Apple Jack

    Five & 20 Bourbon

    Five & 20 Della Mela

    Five & 20 Rye Whiskey

    Forty Creek Barrel Select

    Forty Creek Copper Pot

    Forty Creek Double Barrel

    Four Roses Bourbon

    Four Roses Single Barrel

    Four Roses Small Batch

    Glen Grant 12 Year

    Glen Grant 15 Year

    GlenDronach 12 Year Old

    Glenlivet 12 YR First Fill

    Glenlivet Founders Reserve

    Glenmorangie 10

    Glenmorangie 18yr

    Grand MacNish 13 Year Rum Cask

    Grand MacNish 15 Year Sherry Cask

    Grand MacNish Blended Scotch Whiskey

    High West American Prairie

    High West Campfire

    High West Double Rye

    High West Rendezvous Rye

    Highland Park 12 Year

    Highland Park Full Volume

    Highland Park Magnus

    Hill Billy 101 Proof Bourbon

    Hill Billy 86 Proof Bourbon

    Hill Billy Rye Whiskey

    Hochstadter’s “Slow & Low” Rock and Rye 100*

    Hochstadter’s “Slow & Low” Rock and Rye 84*

    Hochstadter’s “Slow & Low” Rock and Rye 84*

    Hudson Whiskey

    Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Jameson IPA

    Jameson Stout

    John Myer Bourbon Whiskey

    John Myer Rye Whiskey

    John Myer Wheat Whiskey

    Journeyman Distillery Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey

    Journeyman Distillery Featherbone Bourbon

    Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Rye

    Journeyman Distillery Silver Cross Whiskey

    KAS Spirits – Krupnikas – Black Locust Honey

    KAS Spirits – Krupnikas – Buckwheat Honey

    KAS Spirits – Traditional Krupnikas

    Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

    Koval Single Barrel Four Grain Whiskey

    Koval Single Barrel Millet Whiskey

    Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

    Larceny Bourbon

    McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey

    McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey

    McKenzie Rye Whiskey

    Misunderstood Whiskey

    Monkey Shoulder

    Noble Oak

    Old Forester 100 Proof

    Old Forester 1870

    Old Forester 1920

    Old Forester Rye

    Paul John Bold Single Malt Whisky

    Paul John Brilliance Whisky

    Paul John Classic Select Cask

    Paul John Single Malt Edited Whiskey

    Peerless Rye

    Pendleton 1910

    Pendleton Whisky

    Powers 3 Swallow

    Powers Johns Lane

    Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey

    Rattlesnake Rosie’s Maple Bacon Whiskey

    Rittenhouse Rye

    Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye Whiskey

    Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Rye Whiskey

    Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye Whiskey

    Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey 83 Proof

    Sazerac Rye Whiskey

    Shackleton Blended Malt

    Slane Irish Whiskey

    Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    St. Lawrence Spirits Barreled Downbound Gin

    St. Lawrence Spirits Captain Flask Bourbon

    St. Lawrence Spirits Empire Cream Whiskey

    St. Lawrence Spirits Ryeknot Whiskey

    Stillhouse Apple Crisp Whiskey

    Stillhouse Black Bourbon

    Stillhouse Spiced Cherry Whiskey

    The Balvenie

    Three Chord Blended Bourbon

    Three Chord Bourbon – Twelve Bar Reserve

    Tommyrotter Cask Strength Bourbon-Barrel Gin

    Tommyrotter Cider Cask Finished Tennessee Whiskey

    Tommyrotter Triple Barrel American Whiskey

    Two James Catcher’s Rye Whiskey

    Two James Grass Widow Bourbon

    Two James J. Riddle Peated Bourbon

    Two James Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey

    Virginia Distillery Co. Chardonnay Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whisky

    Virginia Distillery Co. Cider Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whisky

    Virginia Distillery Co. Port Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whisky

    West Cork Distillers 10 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    West Cork Distillers Black Reserve Irish Whiskey

    West Cork Distillers Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey

    West Cork Distillers Castle Island Irish Stout Cask Finish

    Westland American Oak

    Westland Peated Oak

    Westland Sherry Oak

    WhistlePig 10 Year Straight Rye

    WhistlePig 12 Year Old World Marriage

    Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon

    Widow Jane Rye Whiskey – American Oak & Applewood Aged

    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    Wild Turkey Longbranch

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed

    +++ MORE!



    Seminars are 45 minutes long and are included with Buffalo Whiskey Riot admission. Each seminar has a limited capacity and is first come, first served.


    Join a Glenmorangie Brand Ambassador as we taste through a series of delicious and ground breaking Whiskies from Scotland’s Favorite Single Malt, Glenmorangie.

    Using Glenmorangie Original, Lasanta, Nectar D’or, 18 Year, Signet and the NEW Special Ed. Allta, we’ll taste, discuss and delve into the role Barley, Yeast and Cask aging play in the taste profile of spirits and Glenmorangie in particular. Many of these special edition whiskies won’t be on display in the general tasting arena, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one!

    Stay tuned for information on our second seminar!


    More information regarding Buffalo Whiskey Riot can be found WhiskeyRiotFestival.com.





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


    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.



    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.



    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.comand click on ‘Sponsor Signup’!



    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 Riot is about bringing whiskey to the people.

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