Sample From Dozens of Whiskies, Scotches, and Bourbons
Friday, August 20, 2021 • 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.
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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.
ENJOY ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATIONS ... LIVE ON THE BJORN’S SIPPING SESSIONS STAGE OUTSIDE ON THE RIVER!
Check out the 2021 Sipping Sessions schedule!
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm – LIVE MUSIC
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm – Behind the Barrel with Texas Ranger Whiskey's Head Distiller, Brad Baldwin
Learn about Texas Ranger Whiskey and flavors and enjoy a recipe demo of the Texas Ranger Whiskey Smash with local partner, The Rustic.
7:55 pm - 8:15 pm – The New Sustainable Frontier with Bulleit Touring Ambassador, Forrest Williams
Bulleit continues to forge new frontiers and one of them is Sustainability. We will discuss how we do so from grain to glass and seedling to soil with a partnership with American Forests.
8:20 pm - 8:40 pm –Welcome to TX with TX Whiskey Scientist, Ale Ochoa
Enjoy TX Barrel Proof Bourbon as Ale Ochoa, TX Whiskey Scientist, leads you through how TX Bourbon’s flavor is developed from Texas grain and through the distillation process at TX Whiskey Ranch.
8:45 pm - 9:05 pm – San Antonio's Original Bourbon and Upcoming Texas Whiskey Club Releases with Ranger Creek's Head Distiller, Josh Gardner
Ranger Creek's head distiller, Josh Gardner, leads you on a ten-year journey of making and perfecting Texas bourbon. Also join to learn about upcoming distillery only releases through their Texas Whiskey Club.
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm — Redemption Rye: Building #RyeForward Cocktails with Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits' Regional Portfolio Ambassador, Natalie Mauser-Carter
Experience a short brand history of Redemption and how to make a balanced cocktail with the much more spicy rye whiskey. Enjoy a demo on how to craft Natalie's cocktail, “At the Ready.”
9:35 pm - 9:55 pm — Uncle Nearest: The Best Whiskey Maker The World Never Knew with Sherrie Moore, Director of Whiskey Operations, and Texas State Director Eric LaGattuta.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nearest Green. Join us for an interactive taste of this premium whiskey.
10:00 pm - 11:0 pm — LIVE MUSIC
|Distiller||WHISKEYS • BOURBONS • SPIRITS • COCKTAILS • BEERS|
|Alamo Distiling||Alamo Bourbon Black Label|
|Balcones Distilling||Texas Pot Still Bourbon|
|Balcones Distilling||Lineage Single Malt|
|Balcones Distilling||Baby Blue|
|Balcones Distilling||Texas "1" Single Malt|
|Balcones Distilling||Rye 100|
|Bib & Tucker||Bib & Tucker 6 Year Bourbon (VIP Lounge)|
|Devils River||Devils River Bourbon|
|Devils River||Devils River Rye|
|Devils River||Devils River Barrel Strength|
|Devils River||Devils River Coffee Bourbon|
|Garrison Brothers Distillery||Small Batch (VIP Lounge)|
|Garrison Brothers Distillery||Single Barrel Sampler (VIP Lounge)|
|Garrison Brothers Distillery||Small Batch|
|Garrison Brothers Distillery||HoneyDew|
|Heaven's Door Whiskey||Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Heaven's Door Whiskey||Double Barrel Whiskey|
|Heaven's Door Whiskey||Straight Rye Finished in Vosges Oak|
|Hill Country Distillers||Cask Finished Texas Prickly Pear Spirit|
|Hill Country Distillers||Texas Revenge Viejo Gin|
|Maker's Mark||Gold Rush Cocktail|
|Masterson's||Masterson's 10 Year Rye (VIP Lounge)|
|Maverick Whiskey||Samuel Maverick Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Maverick Whiskey||Samuel Maverick Texas Gin|
|Maverick Whiskey||Samuel Maverick Agave Blanco|
|Maverick Whiskey||Samuel Maverick Rye Whiskey|
|Mitcher's||US1 Straight Bourbon|
|Mitcher's||US1 Straight Rye|
|Mitcher's||US1 Sour Mash|
|Mitcher's||US1 Unblended American Whiskey|
|Mitcher's||US1 Straight Rye (VIP Lounge)|
|Mitcher's||US1 Straight Bourbon (VIP Lounge)|
|Mitcher's||Single Barrel 10 Year Bourbon (VIP Lounge)|
|Mitcher's||Shenk's Homestead Sour Mash (VIP Lounge)|
|Mitcher's||Bomberger's Declaration Bourbon (VIP Lounge)|
|Real Spirits||Texas Hill Country Signiture Whiskey|
|Real Spirits||Rye Straight Malt Whiskey|
|Real Spirits||Distillers Editition Straight Malt Whiskey (VIP Lounge)|
|Real Spirits||Coconut Smoked Old Fashioned (VIP Lounge)|
|Real Spirits||Texas Hill Country Grain to Glass Gin|
|Rebecca Creek||Blended Whiskey|
|Rebecca Creek||Small Batch Whiskey|
|Redemption Whiskey||Redemption Bourbon|
|Redemption Whiskey||Redemption High Rye Bourbon|
|Redemption Whiskey||Redemption Rye|
|Remington Family Distillers||Remington Revival Whiskey|
|Texas Ranger||Coconut Pecan|
|Texas Ranger||Peanut Butter Cup|
|TX Whiskey||TX Barrel Proof (Seminar Sample)|
|TX Whiskey||TX Straight Bourbon (VIP Lounge)|
|TX Whiskey||TX Blended Whiskey|
|Uncle Nearest||1884 Small Batch Whiskey Neat/Rocks|
|Uncle Nearest||1884 Small Batch Whiskey Batched Cocktail|
|Uncle Nearest||1856 Premium Whiskey Neat/Rocks (VIP Lounge)|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Courage & Conviction-American Single Malt Whiskey|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Courage & Conviction- Bourbon Cask|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Courage & Conviction- Sherry Cask|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Virginia Highland Whisky Port Cask Finished Whisky|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Courage & Conviction- Cuvee Cask|
|Virginia Distillery Co.||Virginia Highland Whisky Cider Cask Finished Whisky|
|Yellow Rose Distilling||Premium American Whiskey|
|Yellow Rose Distilling||Rye Whiskey 2|
|Yellow Rose Distilling||Outlaw Bourbon|
|Yellow Rose Distilling||North Side Cocktail (VIP Lounge)|
|Yelp Exclusive Cocktail||The Raving Review (Manhattan)|
|Yelp Exclusive Cocktail||The Sour Review (Whiskey Sour)|
|Yelp Exclusive Cocktail||The Bitter Review (Kentucky Buck)|
Interested in aligning your business with Whiskey Business, and showcasing your brand to 1500+ guests? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
The date for the 2021 Whiskey Business is Friday, August 20. Tickets will be on sale on May 7.
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 email@example.com
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.
Whiskey Business guests are welcome to use the parking garage adjacent to the Witte Museum campus or the Witte Museum lot that is located across the street on Broadway (behind the IHOP), using the crosswalk to safely make your way to the event entrance.
VIP guests can take advantage of complimentary valet parking, located at the front entrance of the Witte Museum.
GA guests can use valet parking for a small fee.