With the rise in craft distilling in Missouri and across the nation, more and more events are popping up around town to celebrate all the spirits industry has to offer.

A first-time affair for St. Louis this year, Whiskey In The Winter will feature a mix of tasting and educational opportunities from 6 to 9pm on Sat., Dec. 1, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch.

The event will be highlighted by a grand tasting featuring more than 150 whiskeys, including single malt and blended Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri and Japanese whiskeys. Representatives from the sampled whiskeys will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight on their products.

The evening also will include six education seminars by industry experts, whiskey-inspired food stations by the chefs of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch, whiskey cocktails created by leading mixologists from local St. Louis restaurants and bars (BC’s Kitchen, Blood & Sand, Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salt and Sanctuaria) and a “Golden Ticket” selection of prestigious rare whiskeys with a retail value of $100 or more.

“We are excited to produce a premier whiskey festival in St. Louis- whiskey popularity continues to grow in the U.S. and Missouri is a leading whiskey market in the country,” says Amit Dhawan, managing partner of SYNERGY Productions LLC, the event producer. “We are creating a festival that appeals to both whiskey novices and experts and showcases the wide world of whiskey; the mix of seminars and whiskeys will offer something for everyone and help create an exciting evening of entertainment and whiskey education.”

Tickets to Whiskey In The Winter (VIP, general, and designated driver tickets) can be purchased via the event website at whiskeyinthewinter.com. Whiskey In The Winter is sponsored by Crown Royal, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, 314.655.1234, stlouisarch.hyatt.com


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