Pennsylvania's American Whiskey Convention

Pennsylvania's American Whiskey Convention

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Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American whiskey and now Philadelphia is hosting the country’s most exciting distilleries as they highlight their best bourbons and American whiskeys.

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Join us on March 25th at Citizens Bank Park for a grand tasting and celebration of American Whiskey.

  • Our country’s best and brightest distilleries are assembling on March 25th at Citizens Bank Park to show off their spectacular bourbons, ryes, single malts, and alternative grain whiskeys .
  • From small distilleries to major distillers, all will be highlighting and offering samples of their best. Along with distillers, over 20 artisans will be offering their whiskey related creations – from flasks to re-purposed wood to jewelry.
  • Local farmers will offer information and education about what Pennsylvania produces for us. Learn about local farms, their products, and different opportunities and experiences that they offer to the public.
Taste

There will be over a 100+ whiskeys and bourbons from America’s top distilleries. Each distillery is bringing their best and brightest for the show. Taste old favorites and discover new dynamic flavors.


Catered Menu
One cannot live on whiskey alone – the event will be catered with a special food menu geared toward the enjoyment of whiskeys and bourbons. We’ve planned a menu that bridges the atmosphere of the ballpark with complex flavor profiles of bourbons and whiskeys.


Cocktail Lounge
While the taste of a whiskey served neat has no equal, that doesn’t mean it can’t make a great cocktail. We’ve created a special lounge to highlight the best cocktails available. Experience expertly crafted whiskey cocktails drawing inspiration from the 1920s and 1950s.

Learn

Whiskey enthusiasts can attend classes with master distillers Dave Pickerell and Herman Mihalich. Learn about their approaches to distilling, their experience with rye grains and what goes into their craft.
Whiskey newbies can learn the basics and more at the Whiskey 101 class. Sarah Milne of Heaven Hill leads a discussion and private tasting geared to be an introduction to whiskey. Discover the different types of whiskeys, how to nose a glass and more.
Throughout the event, there are farmers and malt houses to explain the process of how whiskey transforms from grain to glass.

Enjoy & Relax

Whiskey has inspired artisans will have their creations on display at the convention. From confections to watches, attendees will discover amazing products and services.
Let’s be honest – Whiskey is not without its luxury. On a Friday night, a gentleman does want to be at his best. Toward that end, we have made sure the amenities have been attended to. A professional shoe shine will have a chair waiting for you. And a barber offering the best traditional hot shaves. Philadelphia’s finest tailor has a private suite available for suit fittings as well. For those wishing for a cigar, we’ve setup an outdoor lounge (weather permitting of course) next to an elite cigar vendor.

There is no other event like this in the country. We’ve combined the best whiskeys that America has to offer, the amazing people who help make it possible and an environment that is truly enjoyable, relaxed and welcoming. You have to be there to understand. It is more than a simple tasting.

History

In the early 2000’s there were only about 70 small distilleries in the United States. We are now nearing 800.

Many smaller craft distilleries are designed to be near farms where their grain can be sourced. Just as in the 1700s, excess grain production can be malted, mashed and distilled into whiskey. The ingenuity and creativity in the American whiskey depends on the variety and quality of grains available.

The history of American whiskey is the history of America itself. Let’s celebrate the spirit that is defined by the American farmers and distillers that take such pride in its creation- American whiskey.

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