Next Week’s Whisky Extravaganza Will Feature Samples Of Over 100 Kinds

Whisky fiends, take note: a Whisky Extravaganza is coming to town next week.

The event takes place on Wednesday, May 3 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (2222 West Loop South). It features single malt, premium Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world.

Beginners and enthusiasts alike who want to broaden their knowledge can look forward to tasting sessions and master classes curated by experts, in addition to culinary pairings. Guests will receive a souvenir tasting glass and sample from over 100 whiskies before the evening is over.

Each guest will receive a tasting glass as a souvenir. Photo by Rafterman Photography

Tickets are available online for $150, and may be available at the door (but there’s a risk of selling out, so buy online to be safe). Note: Groups purchasing 8 or more tickets for a reserved table will receive a 10-percent discount on each ticket.

Registration opens at 5:15 p.m. and Master Classes that focus on Peated Malts of Distinction and Cask Strength Whiskies will run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. A dinner buffet and tasting will last from 7 to 10 p.m.

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