On April 1st, 2017 The Bayou City Events Center will be converted into a whiskey and cigar lovers paradise courtesy of the 4th Annual Whiskey Festival.

Each year attendance to this highly anticipated event has increased, with over 2,000 whiskey lovers attending last year. This year will feature over 100 whiskeys from around the world which are all available to you for the price of an entry ticket.

VIP ticket holders will receive special treatment in the VIP lounge and Serious Cigars will be on deck once again this year with their pop-up cigar lounge.

The twist this year is that Serious Cigars has been sold to Casa de Montecristo, so it will be interesting to see what the new stewards of Houston’s famed cigar shop bring to the table.

Assorted Entertainment is the organization behind the festival and it all started with a desire to share a drink with Houston whiskey lovers. Since it’s inspection, the festival has added new whiskey labels and has outgrown venues in the process.

This year they are back at the Bayou City Event Center which is a 21,000 square foot upscale event space. It also features a sprawling outdoor patio where the pop-up cigar lounge will be set up for patrons to enjoy the most exquisite pairing of all, cigars & whiskey.

If you have never been to the Houston Whiskey Festival, check out this video from 2015 to get an idea of what is in store on April 1st.

For additional details about the event here are official links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonWhiskeyFest/
EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-houston-whiskey-festival-tickets-30766519488
Website: http://www.houstonwhiskeyfestival.com/

Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite and here are a couple of quick FAQ’s:

  • How much do tickets to Houston Whiskey Festival cost?
 General admission ticket prices are $65, and VIP tickets are $125. Pre-sale tickets will be available as well.
  • What do I get for the price of a general admission ticket?
 You’ll receive a event program, pen,Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres Buffet(while supplies last), entrance to all seminars on a first come first served basis, and a wide range of whiskies to sample.
  • What’s the difference between a general admission ticket and a VIP ticket?
In addition to what Regular admission ticket holders receive (above), VIP ticket holders gain admission to the Grand Tasting room a full hour prior to Regular admission, and all VIP attendees will have access the VIP Lounge as well. With limited ticketing, and the extra hour of time in the grand tasting room, you can get the most out of this additional hour, having more time to talk with the distillery representatives. You’ll also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Exhibitors pour something extra special that’s available only during the VIP hour. Also all VIP attendees will have the ability to vote in all people choice awards that include; Best Whiskey Neat, Best Artisan Distillery Award, and Best Mixology 2014 Award.

We are looking forward to this great event and hope to see you there!

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