Milwaukee, WI – The much-anticipated Wisconsin Whiskey Festival 2023 has finally arrived, bringing together whiskey aficionados from all around for an unforgettable night of spirits, education, and fun. Hosted at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center on Friday, October 27, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT, this event promises over 150 whiskies to sample from more than 35 local and national distillers.

A Toast to the Executive Sponsor: Smoke Wagon Bourbon

This year’s executive sponsor is Smoke Wagon Bourbon, with Aaron himself making an appearance. VIP guests will have the exclusive opportunity to sample the Rare and Limited from Aaron’s personal stash. The event also honors the late Ron “Ronster” Brefka, with the We Care Fund of Wisconsin being the charity of choice.

VIP Exclusive: A Night of Rare Finds and Premium Experiences

VIP ticket holders are in for a treat with an additional hour of access before general admission, starting at 5:30 PM. They will enjoy VIP-only pours, first access to the floor, better food, and premium swag. The VIP experience includes a Bittercube bottle of craft bitters, access to the VIP-only bourbon table with rare and dusty bottles, a premium whiskey journal, and a commemorative enamel pin.

Learn and Savor: Educational Sessions and Local Partners

The festival also features educational sessions on the 5th floor, covering various whiskey-related topics. These sessions are free, but they are first-come, first-serve, so make sure to line up early!

Local partners such as Bittercube, Docs Smokehouse, East Town Kitchen and Bar, The Vanguard, Marriott Downtown, and 1840 Brewery will also be present, adding to the rich experience of the event.

No Car? No Problem!

Attendees are encouraged not to bring cars, but for those who do, overnight parking is available at the hotel’s parking ramp. And for a safe journey home, an Uber Voucher Code via geo-fencing is provided.

All You Need to Know

Tickets include entry, an event program, a pen, a whiskey journal, and a Glencairn tasting glass, all packed in a tote bag for you to take home. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are also included in the ticket price, ensuring that everyone has a delightful and satisfying experience.

A Night to Remember

The Wisconsin Whiskey Festival 2023 is more than just a tasting event; it’s a celebration of the spirit of whiskey, bringing together enthusiasts, experts, and distillers. It’s a night of discovery, learning, and, most importantly, enjoyment. So, raise your glasses and toast to a night of fine whiskey and good company!