Why Whiskey returns to the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo for its second year! Don't miss this unique opportunity to get hands on education with the Co-Founder of the first Whiskey Sommelier Program in the world...Tom Fischer! A journalist and expert in whiskey, Tom has educated and entertained thousands of people from California to London with his Why Whiskey program. Get ready to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some fun!  

Be the first ever to taste previously unreleased Whiskeys in California and one of the only people to taste Limited Addition Bourbon's! Seee the list below for the epic tasting hosted by whiskey expert Tom Fischer...

1. Jefferson's Presidential Select 16-Year-Old Bourbon Twin Oak (from Kentucky, an extremely limited edition release)

2. Port Cask Finished Breckenridge Bourbon, Colorado (from Colorado, limited release)

3. Peerless Rye Whiskey, Louisville Kentucky (Single Barrel Limited Edition and previously unreleased - one of the first tastings for this in Cali ) 

4. Sonoma Distilling Co. Cherrywood Smoked Bourbon Whiskey (from Sonoma, California - previously unreleased 

5.  Plantation Rum XO 20th Anniversary (yes, it is rum for dessert)

6. Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon Whiskey (Limited release)

And a limited edition  edition release from Macallan and more !




More about Tom Fischer
Whiskey expert Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for American Whiskey and Bourbon. He is also the co-founder of the first of its kind Whisk(e)y Marketing School and Sommelier program, a 501(c) (3) non-profit in Austin Texas.

As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, Fischer is a reguarly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, Fox News National, NPR, The Times and the BBC. He hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, consults both major and craft brands, judges spirits competitions, and makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events. Since creating BourbonBlog.com in 2005, Tom and his team have established relationships with the industry and consumers resulting in a strong following on social media including over 106,000 Twitter followers. Additionally, the team has produced hundreds of videos chronicling the rise of Bourbon and American whiskey with millions of views.

As a social media entrepreneur, Tom has taught media and marketing at college level in Oxford England and continues to teach at the Whisk(e)y Marketing School in Austin, Texas. Previously, he worked with Dawn Wells, "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island, Danny Glover, and Steve Martin to create SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho.

This led Fischer to create one of the first Bourbon documentaries of the era which grew into the birth of BourbonBlog.com.

Registration includes this 90 minute workshop, access to the Show Floor and 40+ addtional educational sessions. 

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