FAQ’s

When is Houston Whiskey Festival?
  Saturday, April 1, 2016

Where is Houston Whiskey Festival?
 Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd. Houston 77045

 What time is Houston Whiskey Festival?
 For general admission ticket holders, registration begins at 7:00 pm. For VIP ticket holders, registration begins at 6:00 pm. Last pour is at 9:30 pm, and the event ends promptly at 10:00 pm.

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. 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, and Best Artisan Distillery Award.

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? Valet, Street, and Parking lot parking will be made available. Also please keep in mind that the Houston Whiskey Festival highly encourages all attendees to Uber to this event.

What should I wear to Houston Whiskey Festival?
 This will be a Business attire event but Blazers, and Cocktail Dresses are highly recommend.

Do I need to bring a glass with me? 
There’s no need to bring a glass with you. A commemorative snifter glass will be provided to all VIP ticket holders, and additional glassware will be provided for all other festival attendees as well.

There’s a seminar I want to attend. Do I need to get a separate ticket for that, or reserve my seat in advance? 
Seminars are included in the price of your ticket. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. Please consult your event program (you’ll receive one at Registration) for seminar times and locations.

Do I need to purchase additional drink tickets to get tastes of the whiskies I want to try?
 No, you do not need vouchers or tickets for tasting at Houston Whiskey Festival.

I purchased a ticket for a friend(s), and he can’t come. Can I get my money back? 
Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable. Maybe you’ve got another friend who’d like to go to Houston Whiskey Festival.

How can I get the most up-to-date information about the event? For the most up-to-date information about Houston Whiskey Festival please visit us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Houston-Whiskey-Festival/669614939749326 

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 event coordinator, AssortedEnt@gmail.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.

May I bring my briefcase with me? 
Backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, or any other such items, are not permitted inside of Houston Whiskey Festival.

Will there be food and non-alcoholic beverages available?
A gourmet hors d’oeuvre buffet is provided during the evening(while supplies last), and we encourage you to eat from time to time. Also water, and soft drinks will be provided

When I discover a new whisky that I love at Houston Whiskey Festival, can I buy a bottle of it right there?
 Houston Whiskey Festival is a tasting event only. We do not offer bottles for sale but distilleries will provide you with details on how and where you can purchase their product(s)

May I bring my own cigar to the festival? Yes, you can bring your own personal cigar to enjoy in the Serious Cigar Lounge.

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