Houston Whiskey Riot 2023

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Houston Whiskey Riot 2023

On April 15, 2023 you'll get to try over 200 whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more.

When and where

Date and time

Location

POST Houston 401 Franklin Street Houston, TX 77201

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

*DAY-OF TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH EVENTBRITE AND SHOWN AT THE DOOR. NO TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY AT THE DOOR.*

On April 15, 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 Houston, 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!

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Early Bird General Admission Tickets (Oct 15 - Dec 31, 2022) - $85

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

- Access to seminars

- 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

- Access to seminars

- Buffet

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THE DETAILS: 

- Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023

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

- Location: POST Houston

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

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

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Tasting Tables List* (Still growing!):

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey

Blackland Distillery Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon

Blackland Distillery Bourbon Whiskey

Blackland Distillery Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Premium American Whiskey

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Harris County Straight Bourbon

Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon

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

Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Larceny Bourbon

Mellow Corn Whiskey

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

Elijah Craig Rye

Compass Box's Peat Monster

Compass Box's Orchard House

Compass Box's Spice Tree

Compass Box's Hedonism

Bendt No. 5

UNBENDT Straight Bourbon BiB

Bendt Bourbon Cream

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

Bruichladdich PC 10

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Rye

Kentucky Owl Confiscated

Kentucky Owl Batch 12

Luckenbach Road Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Luckenbach Road Straight Rye Whiskey

Luckenbach Road Light Whiskey

Westland American Single Malt Whiskey

Westland Garryana Edition 7

Westland Solum Edition 1

Dough Ball Cookie Dough Whiskey

Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon

Garrison Brothers HoneyDew Bourbon

Castle & Key Restoration Rye

Castle & Key Small Batch Wheated Bourbon

Castle & Key Small Batch Bourbon

Castle & Key Restoration Rye Single Barrel (Gold Label)

Seminars:

-To Be Announced

Cocktails Bars By:

-To Be Announced

More information regarding Houston Whiskey Riot can be found WhiskeyRiot.com.

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BECOME A SPONSOR:

Does this event sound amazing? We know it. If you want your business to also be amazing by being part of this event visit WhiskeyRiot.com and click on ‘Sponsor Signup’!

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FAQs:

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 and a full buffet. 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).

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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.

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GETTING THERE: 

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. Should you opt to drive, there are city parking garages nearby.

THANK YOU TO OUR "OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNERS" AT:

Twin Liquors Fine Wine & Spirits

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Sigel's Fine Wines & Great Spirits

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