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November 10, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Westin O’Hare, 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018


Taste the Finest Scotches, Bourbons & Whiskies in the World

“All Under One Roof” at The Westin O’Hare




WHISKY LIVE is excited to make its debut in Chicago on Friday November 10, 2017. This premier tasting event will allow guests to sample world-class Scotches, Bourbons and whiskies from around the globe while mingling with experts in the industry. The WHISKY LIVE event will be held at the The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont.

This Chicago tasting includes a delicious bourbon-infused dinner buffet, open tastings, souvenir tasting glass, event program and a range of educational classes to make learning about whisky fun and stimulating. Tickets to WHISKY LIVE Chicago are $139, with an event time from 6:30 to 10:00pm, and limited VIP tickets available for $199 with early admission at 6:00pm. VIP ticket holders also have unlimited access to the VIP Experience Area from 6:30-9:30pm.

We are proud to team with the iconic whisky bars of Chicago.


The VIP EXPERIENCE AREA offers the opportunity for focused face time with distillers, brand ambassadors and guest pourers.  Enjoy special and select whiskies, many not available on the main floor.  Entry is available to VIP ticket holders only.

  • Canadian Club 40 yr – Canadian Exclusive
  • Glenfarclas 25 Single Malt Scotch
  • Old Pulteney 21yr
  • Evan Williams Single Barrel – limited special Whisky Magazine Selection
  • Four Roses Single Barrel – Special Al Young Celebration (at least 2 recipes)
  • Michter’s Premium Selection
  • Johnnie Walker Blue
  • Maker’s Mark Private Selections (at least 2 recipes)
  • Woodford Reserve Single Barrel Special Selections by Whisky LIVE
  • John Paul Select Cask Single Malt from India
  • Jack Daniel’s #27 Australia Exclusive – Double Matured in  Maple Barrels
  • Utopia Barley Wine Beer from Samuel Adams
  • Jim Beam Distillers Cut
  • Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye
  • Laphroaig Lore Single Malt Scotch
  • Laphroaig Cairdeas – Special Annual Release
  • Laphroaig 25yr Single malt Scotch)
  • Kilbeggan 18yr Irish Whiskey
  • 2017 Garryana American Single Malt by Westland Distillery
  • Breckenridge Dark Arts American Single Malt)
  • Town Branch – 7yr American Single Malt
  • Kentucky Peerless Rye – Single Barrel Special Selection
  • Deanston 18yr Cognac Finish
  • Bunnahabhein 18yr
  • Kings Crest 25yr
  • Patton Reserve
  • Bellefontaine Reserve

    More premium whiskies being added each day.  Stay tuned!

    VIP pour list is subject to minor adjustments based on discretion of VIP Manager


General Admission Ticket

  • 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • Event program
  • Full dinner buffet
  • Ticket Price $139


VIP Admission Ticket

  • 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • EARLY entry to whisky sampling event
  • Access to the VIP Experience Area from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Souvenir VIP tasting glass
  • Event program
  • Full dinner buffet
  • Limited availability
  • Ticket Price $199

“…its 50 minutes of bad stand-up comedy punctuated by drinking”

In this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, whiskey educator Robin Robinson takes us through the entire story of whisk(e)y in one rapid-fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, invading armies, monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies.  Whisk(e)y is more than the sum of its parts and Robinson dares you to come along for the ride of your life.  Hold on to your (gl)asses!

Knappogue Castle 12yr  *   Aberlour Abunad’h  *  Compass Box Spice Tree  *  Lot 40 Canadian Rye  *  Elijah Craig Small Batch  *  Iwai Traditional  *  Amrut Fusion

*RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY – General or VIP admission ticket required to attend any master class.

*FINE PRINT:  First 10 reservations are complimentary!

Join Monique Huston, National Director of Spirits|The Winebow Group and Brett Pontoni, Spirits Buyer for Binny’s Beverage Depot as they defend their selections… two of the most experienced palates in town go head to head, taste and debate the whiskies, and pull no punches.

You are in for a treat!

Edradour 10 vs Ballechin 10 (or Ballechin Signatory 11 Bourbon) –  Same whisky – peated vs. non-peated

Magnus Straight Bourbon vs Pine Barrens Malt Both aged in new oak and brandy/cognac/Armagnac – corn vs. malt American

Signatory Binny’s Caol Ila 8 yr vs That Boutiquey Whisky Co Islay # 1 6 yr (single casks and difference in where aged)

J Rieger KC Whiskey vs Kaiyo Single Malt Mizunara   (World whisky styles: corn in Oloroso vs malt in Mizunara)

*RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY – General or VIP admission ticket required to attend any master class.

*FINE PRINT:  First 10 reservations are complimentary!

Whisky LIVE Chicago Sponsors


Whisky LIVE Chicago Exhibitors - with more to follow

Baker’s Bourbon
Basil Hayden’s
Breckenridge Distillery
Few Spirits
Four Roses
Gentleman Jack
Highland Park
Isle of Skye
Jack Daniel’s Rye
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Proof
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
Jack Daniels
Jim Beam
JP Wisers
Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey
Knob Creek
Lady of the Glen
Maker’s Mark
Mississippi River Distilling Company
Old Forester
Pine Barrens Single Malt
Rabbit Hole Distilling
Ron Cartavio
Rough RIder Bourbon & Rye
Sierra Norte
Slane Irish Whiskey
Smooth Ambler
Sons of Liberty
The Macallan
Town Branch
Wayne Gretzky
Westland Distillery
Widow Jane
Woodford Reserve
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2017 Chicago General Admission Ticket $139.00

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2017 Chicago VIP Ticket $199.00

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She Said, He Said of Whisk(e)y (7:30-8:30pm) $20.00 $0.00

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The Story of Whisky (7-8pm) $20.00 $0.00

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