Why Whiskey? Tasting and Education Workshop

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, ROOM 306 AB

You will be among the first ever to taste the new and rare Kentucky Peerless Bourbon Whiskey which is being released in limited quantities as Western Food Show welcomes top whiskey expert Tom Fischer to host a masterclass and tasting. 

Seize this is this epic opportunity to taste both the Peerless, at least 5 other rare whiskeys including. The value is worth way more than this price of entry. 

This class will help elevate your establishment or business with new ideas on how to leverage trends in Bourbon and international whisky. Fischer works with international hotels, bartenders and even cigar brands on building and enhancing their whiskey programs and education. 


Whiskey Sample List


*On occasion, whiskey line-up subject to change due to availability, but will be replaced with something equally as delicious. 

  • Jefferson's Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish, Kentucky - A very old Bourbon finished in used red wine barrels from Bordeaux, France. 
  • Kentucky Owl Confiscated, Kentucky - pays homage to a warehouse of Kentucky Owl barrels seized by the government in 1916. 
  • Knappogue Castle 21-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland - one of the oldest known Irish whiskeys on the market. 
  • Warbringer Bourbon, California  - Sespe Creek Distillery's true expression of the Southwest. Strong blends of hand-roasted mesquite-smoked corn and malted rye, finished a Sherry Cask.
  • Peerless Bourbon, Kentucky - The distillery's first Bourbon release in 102 years and very limited. 

PLUS a unique and rare single malt Scotch Whisky.
Get ready to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some fun!



Whiskey expert and spirits journalist Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.com., the top online resource for American Whiskey and Bourbon.

He curates and hosts experiences featuring international brands ranging from cigars to whiskeys. Appearing at Memphis BBQ restaurants to London's finest whiskey bars to host events, Fischer's events unite enthusiasts around a conversation and a glass of whiskey. 

As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, Fischer is regularly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, LA Times, Fox News National, NPR,  and Forbes. He also consults both major and craft brands, judges spirits competitions, and makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events.

As a social media entrepreneur, Tom taught media and marketing at the college level in Oxford England. He continues to teach whiskey in his Why Whiskey educational series globally. 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.  

Since creating BourbonBlog.com  about 15 years ago, 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.

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

Early Bird Rate is $50 on or before July 26, 2019.
On July 27, 2019 rates will increase to $80. Register early and save!

*Please note when clicking on the registration tab you will be prompted to enter in your information. The next page will include workshop add on items.

Add the Why Whiskey workshop and the registration rate will be adjusted at check-out.