Austin Whiskey Riot 2023

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Austin Whiskey Riot 2023

On April 8, 2023 you'll get to try over 200 whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more.

By Whiskey Riot

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, April 8 · 4pm CDT


Distribution Hall 1500 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78702

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


On April 8, 2023 you'll get to try over 200 whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more. Ready for the ultimate whiskey festival experience? Keep reading.

Whiskey Riot is coming to Austin, Texas! This event is *THE* event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious.

Check out this video from a past event in Buffalo, New York above to see what's in store, and follow Whiskey Riot on Facebook to stay in the loop on all festival details!



General admission tickets are $90.00 and include admission for:

- Samples of 200+ types of whiskey (we'll update the list with brands shortly!)

- An official Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home

- Whiskey cocktails from great brands

VIP tickets are $160 and include admission to:

- VIP early entry (3 - 4 PM)

- Samples of 200+ types of whiskey (we'll update the list with brands shortly!)

- An official Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home

- Whiskey cocktails from great brands

- Dinner Provided by LEROY & LEWIS BBQ



- Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

- Time: 4-7 pm (VIP Hour: 3-4 pm)

- Location: Distribution Hall

- Cost: General admission $90 per session // VIP $160 per session

- Must be 21 and over to attend. No exceptions.


Tasting Tables List:

Blade & Bow

George Dickel Signature

George Dickel Rye

George Dickel 15

Old Hickory Blended Whiskey

Old Hickory Straight Bourbon

Old Hickory Hermitage Reserve 10 Year Barrel Proof

O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye Whiskey

Rebecca Creek

Rebecca Creek Small Batch

Rebecca Creek Bottled in Bond

Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey

Rieger's Bottle In Bond Rye

Rieger's Monogram Whiskey

James Ownby Tennessee Bourbon

Cookie Dough Whiskey

Mango Habanero Whiskey

Salty Caramel Whiskey

Leadslinger 10 Year bourbon

Sensei Japanese whiskey

Yamato Samurai Edition Whiskey

Tigar Thiccc whiskey

H Deringer Decanter gift set

FEW Bourbon


FEW American Whiskey

Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon

Lost Irish Irish Whiskey

Benromach 10 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Benromach 15 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky



William Price Straight Rye 101 Proof

William Price Cask Strength Straight Rye

William Price Single Barrel Straight Rye

William Price Texas Single Malt Experimental FInish

Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey

JP Wiser's 10 Year

JP Wiser's 15 Year

Lot 40 Dark Oak

Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye

Sagamore Spirit Double Oak

Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength

Sagamore Spirit Sherry Cask Finish

Old Elk Bourbon

Old Elk Wheated Bourbon

Old Elk Wheat Whiskey

Old Elk Rye Whiskey

Natterjack Irish Whiskey

Natterjack Irish Whiskey Cask Strength

Fercullen Irish Whiskey

Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky

Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky

Starward Solera Single Malt Whisky

Starward Octave Barrels Single Malt Whisky

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s 46

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

Pursuit United Bourbon

Pursuit United Rye

Ballotin Caramel Turtle Chocolate Whiskey

Ballotin Peanut Butter Chocolate Whiskey

Ballotin Chocolate Cherry Cream Whiskey

Ballotin Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Whiskey

Three Chord Amplify Rye

Three Chord Strange Collaboration Straight Bourbon

Three Chord Small Batch Blended Bourbon

Three Chord Bourbon Cream

Milam & Greene Straight Rye Finished in Port Wine Cask

Milam & Greene Triple Cask Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies

Milam & Greene Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hirsch Bivouac

MORRIS Australian Single Malt Whiskey Signature

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Scotch

Writers Tear's Double Oak

Horse Neck Bourbon Ginger Ale

Horse Neck Bourbon Cherry Rye

Horse Neck Bourbon Mule Spice

Horse Neck Bourbon La Paloma

Town Branch Bourbon

Town Branch True Cask


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Calumet Farm 10-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Calumet Farm 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bird Dog Honey Whiskey

Bird Dog Salted Caramel Whiskey

Calumet Farm 15-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Westward Whiskey American Single Malt

Westward Whiskey Stout Cask

Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Cask

Westward Whiskey Cask Strength

High West Bourbon

High West Double Rye

Nelson Greenbrier Tennessee Whiskey

Nelson Bros Classic Bourbon

Timber Craft Whiskey

St. George Baller Whiskey

St. George B&E American blended whiskey

St.George American Single Malt Lot Series

The Musician Straight Bourbon

The Musician Cask Strength

Bluegrass Distillers Toasted Oak Finish Straight Bourbon

Bluegrass Distillers Mash Bill #1 KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Midway Distilling Co. Lee's Branch - Toasted French Oak Finish Rye Whiskey

Midway Distilling Co. Dudley & Gratz - Rye Whiskey Finished in Sauternes Casks








Bardstown Origins Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bardstown Origins Bottle in Bond Wheated

Bardstown Fusion Series #8

Green River Bourbon

Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery's Hotscotch Whiskey

Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery's Iron Hot Whiskey

Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery's Select Bourbon Whiskey

Highland Park 12 year

Highland Park 15 Year

Highland Park 18 Year

Castle & Key Restoration Rye

Castle & Key Small Batch Wheated Bourbon

Castle & Key Small Batch Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon

Garrison Brothers HoneyDew Bourbon

Dough Ball Cookie Dough Whiskey

Westland American Single Malt Whiskey

Westland Garryana Edition 7

Westland Solum Edition 1

Luckenbach Road Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Luckenbach Road Straight Rye Whiskey

Luckenbach Road Light Whiskey

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Rye

Kentucky Owl Confiscated

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

Bruichladdich PC 10

Bendt No. 5


Bendt Bourbon Cream

Compass Box's Peat Monster

Compass Box's Orchard House

Compass Box's Spice Tree

Compass Box's Hedonism

Larceny Bourbon

Mellow Corn Whiskey

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

Elijah Craig Rye

Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Laws Cask Strength Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Laws San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey

Laws Cask Strength San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Premium American Whiskey

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Harris County Straight Bourbon

Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon

Blackland Distillery Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon

Blackland Distillery Bourbon Whiskey

Blackland Distillery Rye Whiskey

Blackland Distillery 100 Proof Rye Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey

Tommyrotter Bourbon Barrel Gin

Tommyrotter Straight Napa Cask Whiskey

Drumshanbo Single Pot Pinot Noir Cask Whiskey.

Drumshanbo Single Pot Whiskey Galanta


Rabbit Hole

TX Whiskey

Smooth Ambler

Cocktails Bars By:

-Jefferson's, Rabbit Hole, TX Whiskey, Smooth Ambler

More information regarding Austin Whiskey Riot can be found



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How many whiskeys will be available to try?

Over 200 varieties!

What’s included in a General Admission (GA) Ticket?

General Admission ticket holders will receive a branded rocks tasting glass and be given full range of the venue to taste whichever whiskeys they desire. Sorting through this many whiskeys would require a prohibitively expensive investment in bottles were a whiskey explorer to pursue a tasting this vast on their own. The GA ticket provides a pathway to finding your new favorite whiskey without breaking the bank.

What’s included in a VIP Ticket?

VIP ticket holders will receive access to the event 1 hour earlier than General Admission entry. They’ll receive all of the same benefits of the General Admission ticket, which include a branded tasting glass, full range of the venue to taste whichever whiskeys they desire and access to seminars where whiskey experts will provide brand histories and guided tastings.

Will there be Designated Driver (DD) Tickets available?

No. In the age of ride sharing and cell phones, there is no reason why a safe ride home can’t be coordinated. Historically, we’ve found that the DD Tickets require too much policing and drivers are tempted to have “just one sample.” Be a responsible whiskey drinker and make a plan for getting home that doesn’t require getting behind the wheel.

Can I trade up to a VIP Ticket within the event?

Unfortunately, no. We have limited supplies for the ticket tiers and don’t have the flexibility to add the necessary resources during the event.

Are samples free?

Once you have your ticket for admission and enter the venue, you will not be charged for any whiskey tasting.

Are cocktails free?

Each guest will receive a booklet when he or she walks into the event. In the booklet are tear-out “tickets” or “redemption coupons” that can be used to get cocktails at the various branded bars. Don’t think of a traditional bar where you walk up and tell the bartender what you’d like. The cocktail bars are hosted by showcasing brands and typically offer just one specialty cocktail per bar. Each attendee will have one tear-out redemption coupon for each of the cocktail bars. This redemption method is only used for the cocktail bars and not for the general sampling of whiskeys (it’s rooted in an effort to make sure that showcasing brands have enough inventory for everyone).


DON'T BE THAT GUY:Please drink responsibly. Management and vendors have the right to refuse anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

GET HOME SAFELY: Here's a few ideas: Uber, Lyft, a taxi, a selfless friend, your mom. We're more than happy to help you arrange a ride home. If you need assistance, please let us know.



Whiskey Riot strongly advocates using a ride service like Lyft, Uber or a taxi (or a pickup ride from a generous designated driver) for safe transportation to and from the event.


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