On September 22, Silver Street Studios here in Houston’s Washington Avenue Arts District will host Whiskies of the World, a whiskey tasting event which will showcase more than 200 different types of whiskeys from around the world. Master distillers will be on hand to offer whiskey “masterclasses” to discuss many of the whiskeys on hand and how they were made. In addition to the wide selection of the finest whiskeys the world has to offer, the event will feature cigar pairings and food pairings to highlight the complex flavors of the spirits on hand.

Nationally distributed brands like Bulleit, Crown Royal, Laphroaig, Jack Daniel’s, Knob Creek, Suntory, and Woodford Reserve will be on hand to offer tastings of their many different whiskeys, while lesser known Texas labels like Garrison Brothers from San Antonio, Denison’s Ironroot Republic, and Waco’s Balcones Distilling will be pouring samples as well.

From farther away, ambassadors dozens of global brands from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and Japan will be pouring samples to let attendees get a taste of how the rest of the world takes on this classic American spirit.

The event benefits Helping a Hero, a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering severely wounded veterans returning from service in the War on Terror. Helping a Hero provides specially adapted homes designed for veterans with mobility issues caused by their wartime injuries. In addition to providing accessible housing, Helping a Hero provides additional resources for wounded veterans and their families including marriage and caregiver retreats, recreational activities, and emotional and financial support.

Regular admission for Whiskies of the World starts out at $120, with high-end VIP packages for $145. However, you can get $30 off admission by heading over to Eventbrite and using the promo code HOUSTONCHEAP. That promo code will bring regular admission down to $90, with VIP tickets for just $115. VIP tickets include a special “VIP hour,” exclusive VIP-only pours, a 45-minute whiskey tasting masterclass which includes guided tastings of four to six whiskies , and a cigar cut and smoke.

The Whiskies of the World tasting event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street. VIP tickets allow for admission an hour earlier at 5:00 p.m. The event is limited to persons aged 21 or older and photo I.D. is required for admission. Rooms are available with discounted prices at the Best Western Plus Downtown Houston located at 915 W Dallas Street.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event to taste some of the best whiskies the world has to offer and learn about the undisputed king of spirits.

 

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