Sample From Dozens of Whiskies, Scotches, and Bourbons
Friday, August 23, 2019 • The Witte Museum
8-11 pm • VIP Entry 7 pm • GA Entry 8 pm
Whiskey Business is San Antonio's premier whiskey tasting event, hosted at the legendary riverfront Witte Museum.
Discover the best in whiskeys, bourbons and select scotches— from locally-produced bourbons to single malts from Scotland, from small batches to single grains, from the new to the classics. Meet brand ambassadors who will offer their unique insights and specialty products, and experience interactive seminars led by the distillers themselves.
Sample dishes from the hottest local restaurants, enjoy live music and multiple DJ stages, select Witte Museum exhibits, craft beer, wine and much more.
Whiskey Business is a charitable event that benefits with Witte Museum 501c3.
Whiskey Business will be held at the newly renovated Witte Museum. Among updated exhibits, the Witte Museum's $100 million transformation also includes an added 100,000 square feet of breathtaking art galleries, grand halls and gardens (pictured below). Come and experience it all up close at this year's Whiskey Business.
Lark Guitars presents “Sipping Sessions,” a series of engaging, hands-on seminar-style presentations led by whiskey ambassadors and pros on the Witte’s stunning riverfront amphitheater.
7 - 8:10 PM: Live Band (Highway 31)
8:15 - 8:35 PM: Sipping Session 1 - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas Rye Whiskey - Exploration of New/Old Oak and Texas Rye Grain
Sample three Ranger Creek Rye whiskeys as our distiller Josh takes you on a journey to explore the nuances of new/old oak and Canadian/Texas rye grain.
8:40 - 9:00 PM: Sipping Session 2 - Garrison Brothers Distillery
Good Bourbon Can Change The World!
Good bourbon creates solid friendships, faith in mankind and legendary stories. Come have a sit and sip with Garrison Brothers and learn how we do it.
9:05 - 9:35 PM: Live Band (Highway 31)
9:40 - 10:05 PM: Sipping Session 3 - Bulleit Bourbon
BULLEIT: LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE MODERN FRONTIER
Metamodern Moves in American Whiskey: Bulleit US North American Whiskey Advocate and Educator, Lana Lindsley chats merging BULLEIT FRONTIER WHISKEY + MODERN CULTURE.
10:10 - 10:30 PM: Sipping Session 4 - Rebecca Creek Distillery
The Story Behind Rebecca Creek Distilling
Enjoy an insider's account of what it takes to create a distillery, the inspiration and story behind this spirited Texas distillery led by founder, Steve Ison.
10:35 - 10:55 PM: Sipping Session 5 - Treaty Oak Distilling
Thoughts on Bourbon and Food
Treaty Oak Distilling is unique in their obsession for both bourbon and the culinary arts. Enjoy an open discussion about pairing food and bourbon with both the distillers and chefs from Treaty Oak. Plenty of food and bourbon will be supplied, including some library samples from Founder Daniel Barnes’ personal collection.
|Distiller||Whiskey||Available in VIP Lounge|
|Alamo Distilling||Black Label Bourbon||x|
|Alamo Distilling||Limited Reserve Bourbon|
|Balcones Distilling||Baby Blue|
|Balcones Distilling||Texas "1" Single Malt|
|Balcones Distilling||Rye 100|
|Balcones Distilling||True Blue 100|
|Bulleit||Bulleit Bourbon (10 Year Old)||x|
|Bulleit||Bulleit Barrel Strength||x|
|Devil's River Whiskey||Devil's River Whiskey||x|
|Dripping Springs||Republic Whiskey|
|Dripping Springs||1876 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Dripping Springs||1876 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Napa Valley Port Barrels|
|Garrison Brothers||Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Garrison Brothers||Single Barrel Whiskey||x|
|Garrison Brothers||Balmorhea Whiskey||x|
|Giant Texas||Bourbon Whiskey|
|Heaven's Door||Heaven's Door Whiskey|
|Maker's Mark||Kentucky Straight Bourbon||x|
|Maker's Mark||Private Select||x|
|Ranger Creek||.36 Texas Straight Bourbon|
|Ranger Creek||Rimfire Single Malt|
|Ranger Creek||.44 Rye|
|Ranger Creek||Texas Straight Bourbon Cask Strength||X|
|Ranger Creek||Rimfire Single Malt Tempranillo Cask Finish||X|
|Rebecca Creek||Spirit Whiskey||x|
|Rebecca Creek||Texas Ranger Whiskey||x|
|Stillhouse||Spiced Cherry Whiskey|
|Suntory Whiskey Toki||Japanese Whiskey|
|Texas Crown||Canadian Whiskey|
|The Glenlivet||Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch||x|
|Treaty Oak Distilling||Ghost Hill Bourbon Whiskey|
|Treaty Oak Distilling||Red Handed Bourbon Whiskey|
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Frequently Asked Questions
The date for the 2018 Whiskey Business is Friday, August 24. Tickets will be on sale on December 1, 2017.
Where is Whiskey Business?
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
What time is Whiskey Business?
For general admission ticket holders, check-in begins at 8:00 pm. For VIP ticket holders, check-in begins at 7:00 pm. Last pour is at 10:30 pm, and the event ends promptly at 11:00 pm.
What is Whiskey Business?
Whiskey Business a whiskey and bourbon sampling event that showcases a variety of brands, plus food samples, live music and the New Witte. Whiskey Business is a charitable event that benefits the Witte Museum.
Do you sell tickets at the door?
No, there will not be any tickets sales at the door. We offer advance online ticket sales only.
Is there parking?
We encourage ride sharing, but parking is available downtown at nearby garages. VIP tickets include valet parking. VIP guests must show tickets upon arrival.
What if it rains?
Whiskey Business will happen rain or shine. In the case of rain, all vendors and infrastructure will be moved comfortably indoors.
Do you offer refunds if I’m unable to attend?
We cannot offer refunds, though tickets can be filed as a charitable donation to the Witte Museum.
What should I wear to Whiskey Business?
Cocktail attire is encouraged!
I’m a member of the press. Do you reserve tickets for press?
We do reserve a limited number of tickets for qualified press. If you would like to attend as a member of the press, send your press credentials to our Marketing & Events Director firstname.lastname@example.org
If I promise not to drink, can I come to the event if I m under 21 years of age?
No one under the age of 21 is permitted inside of the event. There will be no exceptions, and security will be carding ticket holders as they come into the event.
Will there be food and non-alcoholic beverages available?
Gourmet bites will be provided during the evening, and we encourage you to enjoy! Unlimited water and soft drinks will be available.
When I discover a new whisky that I love at Whiskey Business, can I buy a bottle of it right there?
Whiskey Business is a tasting-event only. We do not offer bottles for sale, however distilleries will provide you with details on how and where you can purchase their product(s). WB Liquors carries a wide array of brands you will sample at the event.