Testimonials Chicago

2023 Date TBA | Hyatt Regency


Devon S.

We had a fantastic time at WhiskyFest! The set-up was very impressive and the food was delicious. It was so much fun to try scotches and whiskies that I would otherwise never have tried.

Dan K.

It was an awesome WhiskyFest Chicago. Thanks for putting on such a spectacular event.

Sips Suds & Smokes

If you are into pressing the flesh with the producers, this is a great event to catch them. We rarely see an event with the entire Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Pappy, Hibiki 21, Macallan Edition No. 1 ,and Laphroaig 25 2013. Even the non-VIP offerings were extensive. We even tasted some things that we have never seen.

John P.

Kudos to the Whisky Advocate and its staffers for putting on the party of a life time. Never have I experienced anything that comes close.

Don M.

Attended Chicago WhiskyFest for the first time—great fun—an overall incredible experience tasting terrific whiskeys and meeting interesting people.


I chatted with many attendees and found one common theme, everyone has a different favorite. And that my friends is what WhiskyFest is all about. Bringing together lovers of whiskey to both sample old favorites and experience new products; possibly finding a fresh favorite along the way.

USA Today

Every year at WhiskyFest I get an informative and delightful two-hour tutorial on the newest products and trends in the spirits world. It’s extremely useful.

Wayne G.

As always, a fine event with lots of fine tastings, new expressions and interesting discussions. Food was great and enjoyed the speakers, too.

Joe M.

I particularly enjoy engaging the representatives in conversation about their products. I have always found them to be most gracious and knowledgeable. It makes the event the fun that it is!