Press Release for Whiskey Festival Event in Houston, TX
Press Release


July 27, 2017


Featuring over 200 Whiskey Expressions from around the Globe, Incredible Food and Cigar Pairings, Educational Masterclasses and Unforgettable Meet and Greets

HOUSTON, TX: Whiskies of the World returns to Houston, TX on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the JW Marriott Galleria located at 5150 Westheimer Road in Houston, TX.

Guests can sample more than 200 expressions of Scotch, Bourbon, Irish, Canadian, Japanese, Indian, and other whiskies from around the world, along with food and cigar pairings.

Knowledgeable ambassadors will be pouring their whiskies all night long and guest can choose to attend one or two of several 40-minute seminars conducted by master distillers and brand representatives. These distinguished members of the whisky community will engage guests in the process of appreciating and celebrating fine distilled spirits in an educational setting.

“We are thrilled to bring back Whiskies of the World to Houston,” says Douglas Smith, Event Director. “Houston has become a major destination for food and beverage connoisseurs and we are eager to bring a fun evening of sensory exploration to whisky lovers in the region.”
In addition to the diverse golden spirits, sought-after products of American Craft distilleries will be presented to demonstrate the growing popularity of the innovative, local distilled spirits, and craft distilling in general.

What to expect: More than 200 whiskies from around the world, brand ambassadors, distillers, food pairings, outside patio for cigar and whiskey pairings. Where: JW Marriott Galleria Houston: 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056 When: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Tickets: $145 VIP Admission (6:00 PM entry**), $120 General Admission (7:00 PM entry).

**VIP Admission: Allows entry one hour early to enjoy a less crowded experience and sample special VIP pours at several of the whisky booths that are only available the first hour. VIP ticket

holders will also enjoy more time to sample product, enjoy higher quality interactions with brand ambassadors and they’ll have more time to comfortably enjoy the masterclasses. Only a limited number of VIP tickets will be made available for purchase.

Early Bird: Discount is available until July 31 ($20 off and refundable until two weeks before event).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Follow Whiskies of the World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #WOWHOU

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About Whiskies of the World LLC: Whiskies of the World, an IWSC North America event, began in San Francisco, CA in 1998. Since 2010, it has been under the direction of whiskey enthusiast and event director, Douglas Smith. Whiskies of the World has annual events in San Francisco, San Jose, Austin, Houston and Atlanta.

Media Contacts: Nicole Valentin, C: 813-355-0036, Douglas Smith, C: 408-799-6242,

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