Why Whiskey? Tasting and Education Workshop

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

Why Whiskey returns to the Western Food Show and is better than ever! Be among the first to taste previously unreleased whiskeys in Los Angeles and discover new Bourbons, hosted by whiskey expert and educator Tom Fischer. This epic tasting is perfect for anyone who enjoys a good pour. For those who own establishments, bartenders, and anyone who regularly works with spirits, you'll learn how to enhance your Bourbon and Whiskey program. Get ready to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some fun! 


Whiskey Sample List


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



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.

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!

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