Everything You Need to Know About Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2020

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Ready for the ultimate whiskey festival experience? Whether you’re a whiskey lover or just whiskey curious Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2020 is for you. This is your chance to try 200+ whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more. It’s all happening Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Buffalo RiverWorks. And yes, that’s a new location for this event. 

Buffalo Whiskey Riot is hosted by Tommyrotter Distillery and yours truly. Naturally, it’s a must-attend in our books. Here’s everything that’s new this year. 

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The VIP Experience 

Feelin’ fancy? This year’s VIP experience is super duper fancy. VIPs get one hour early entry aka exclusive access to every whiskey brand and cocktail bar ahead of general admission. Once you’re in, there’s a private sitting and dining area on the upstairs balcony reserved for VIPs only. 

Your VIP ticket comes with a full-meal buffet, including multiple choices of appetizers and entrees. Plus, a special Glencairn Crystal Glass tasting glass to take home. 

Best of all, VIPs will get the chance to try rare and limited edition whiskies that often sell for $500+ a bottle. Here’s a sneak peek at the VIP-only list:

  • Laphroaig 25 Year
  • Bowmore 23 Year
  • Yamazaki 12
  • Knob Creek Quarter Oak
  • Glen Scotia 25 Year
  • Tullamore Dew 18 Year
  • WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 15 Year
  • Dalmore 18 Year
  • Briuchladdich Black Art #5.1 – 24 Year
  • McKenzie 10 YR Single Malt
  • Iron Smoke CASKet Strength Bourbon
  • E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Southern Tier Distilling Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon
  • St. George Lot 19 Single Malt
  • Tommyrotter Napa Valley Heritage Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Barrell Craft Spirits 15 Year Bourbon
  • Westland Garryana 2018 edition 3/1 Single Malt American Whiskey 112 Proof
  • Coppersea Big Angus Green Malt Whiskey
  • Duke Rye Grand Cru Founders Reserve
  • Mossburn No. 3 Blair Athol 10 year old Vintage Cask
  • Cabernet Finished Ironweed Rye
  • Hakushu 12
  • Makers Private Select
  • Kilbeggan Single Pot Still
  • Black Button Single Barrel Four Grain Bourbon
  • Blackened Batch 81
  • Cotswolds Founder’s Choice Single Malt
  • Cutwater Spirits Devil’s Share Bourbon
  • Journeyman Field Rye
  • + more coming soon!

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Cigar Tent 

The largest cigar shop in all of WNY is coming to Buffalo Whiskey Riot. Buffalo Cigars has more than 50,000 cigars in their inventory. They will be posted up outside on the Riverworks Wharf. If you’re a cigar lover, you’ll definitely want to check out this cigar-smoking tent. 

Live Music 

The Tommy Brunett Band will be taking the stage this year. Fun fact – Tommy Brunett is the owner of Iron Smoke Whiskey, a distillery in Fairport, NY. After touring and opening for bands like ZZ Top and The Marshall Tucker Band and playing guitar on the road for Modern English, Tommy opted to live a more stationary life making whiskey in his hometown. Between distilling and promoting his brand, he still finds time to rock the stage. 

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Get Your Tickets 

This is a 21+ event because booze. No exceptions. Tickets are only available online. There are no door sales. We repeat zero door sales. If you love whiskey, attending this event is basically a done deal. 

Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020 

General admission 4 to 7 pm // VIP 3 to 7 pm

Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson Street, Buffalo, New York 14203) 

General admission $47.50 // VIP $120 

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