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Friday, April 13th, 201811:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival, April 11th-14th in Sarasota, Florida
Whiskey Obsession is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S., with four days of classes, tastings, lunch and dinner pairings, panel discussion, cigars, VIP pours, live music street party, and grand tasting with 250 whiskies to sample. Dozens of distillers and professional brand ambassadors are present to share their knowledge and passion for these fine spirits.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Bartender Academy @ The Aloft Hotel, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$20 ticket includes lunch and swag (bartenders/ industry only)
Whiskey Obsession Kickoff Dinner @ Sarasota Yacht Club, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Exclusive Focus Lunch Master Class @ Sarasota Yacht Club, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Panelist Small Group Dinner @ The Francis, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Panel of Whiskey Experts Interactive Tasting & Discussion @ The Francis, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The History of Bourbon through Bluegrass at the historic Gator Club featuring Bernie Lubbers, The Whiskey Professor, 10:00 pm until late.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Lunch Master Classes, 12:00 p.m, to 2:00 p.m. (multiple locations)
Pre-show Premium Master Class featuring Aberlour Single Malt Scotch, @ Michael’s Wine Cellar, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Grand Tasting and Master Classes, Michael’s on East
• 6:30 p.m. VIP Admission
• 7:30 p.m. General Admission
• 10:45 p.m. After Party at Made Restaurant (Free Event!)
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Women of Whiskey Brunch @ Sarasota Yacht Club, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Whiskey Rocks Live Music Street Party, 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Whiskey Obsession partners with the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association to host a free street party featuring national and regional bands at Lemon and Main in the heart of downtown.
Sarasota is a beautiful resort community on the Gulf of Mexico, an hour south of Tampa and two hours from Orlando. Sarasota boasts award winning beaches like Siesta Key as well as activities like golf, fishing, shopping, sports, polo, and fine dining. Cultural assets and performing arts abound, including opera, ballet, theatre, symphony, and live music.
Tickets and information are available at whiskeyobsessionfestival.com.