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Buffalo Whiskey Riot

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM

On Saturday, March 23, 2019 the Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival will be taking over the Adam's Mark Hotel for an afternoon of whiskey education, whiskey celebration, and of course, whiskey tasting. Over 150 whiskies are expected to be in attendance as more than 1300 local whiskey drinkers get the chance to talk with master distillers and mingle with fellow fans of the spirit.

This will be the only Whiskey Riot event of the year - if you miss out, you’ll have to wait until February 2020

Here’s what to expect at Buffalo Whiskey Riot:

The event is co-hosted by Step Out Buffalo and Tommyrotter Distillery, who each bring their own unique expertise to the table to create what results in an amazing event for one and all. Each attendee receives a take-home full size rocks glass to be used for tasting in the event and is able to learn the ins-and-outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors.

Buffalo Whiskey Riot encourages and celebrates education on the storied history, production, and experience of whiskey and all its varieties. All lovers of the spirit - whiskey aficionados and those just beginning their whiskey journey - are welcome. The event will be hosted in one 3-hour session, with VIP ticket holders being able to enter the event an hour before general admission.


General admission tickets are $45 and include admission to one session for:
Samples of 150+ types of whiskey
A traditional Whiskey Riot rocks tasting glass to take home
Drink tickets to classic whiskey cocktail bars
Access to exclusive Whiskey Riot master seminars and tastings
VIP tickets are $100 and include admission to:
Exclusive uncrowded VIP hour ahead of general Whiskey Riot start time: 1 hour early entry for exclusive access to every whiskey brand and cocktail bar for intimate, in-depth conversations with whiskey representatives and brand owners
A special Glencairn crystal Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home
Access to limited and rare whiskeys that won't be on display during general admission hours
Drink tickets to classic whiskey cocktail bars
Access to exclusive Whiskey Riot master seminars and tastings


Seminars are included with Buffalo Whiskey Riot admission and are open seating. Whiskey Riot will have two master seminars, in the past these have included discussions led by Meghan Leary, author of Whiskey for Women, Zach Berger, The Macallan Brand Ambassador, Gerard Graham, Lot 40 Canadian Whiskey expert, Brandon Collins, Director of Distillery Operations for Long Island Spirits and ex-Buffalo Trace distiller. Follow the event on Facebook for updates when this year’s presenters will be announced.


Tommyrotter Distillery
Four Roses
Sagamore Spirit
Powers Whiskey
Lot 40 Canadian Whisky
Smooth Ambler
Honeoye Falls
Hudson Whiskey
Monkey Shoulder
The Balvenie
Blackened American Whiskey
Infuse Spirits
Copper & Kings
Douglas Laing & Co
Barr an Uisce
KAS Spirits
St. Lawrence Spirits
Three Chord Bourbon
Meyer Farms Distillery
Black Button Distillery
Exitus Wines
Bird Dog Whiskey
Calumet Bourbon
Koval Distillery
Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky
Jack Daniels
Woodford Reserve
Catoctin Creek
Journeyman Distillery
Johnnie Walker
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey
George Dickel
Buffalo Trace
Southern Comfort
Eagle Rare
Finger Lakes Distilling
Cask & Crew
Peerless Rye
Few Spirits
Widow Jane
Misunderstood Whiskey
Templeton Rye
Virginia Distillery Company
Wild Turkey
Russell’s Reserve
Westland Whiskey
Elijah Craig
Larceny Bourbon
Evan Williams
Pikesville Rye
Noble Oak
Highland Park
Five & 20 Spirits
Iron Smoke Distillery
Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Pendleton Whisky
Two James

+++ MORE!


Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: General admission 4-7 pm // VIP 3 - 7 pm
Location: The Adam’s Mark Hotel
Tickets: Here!


StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We're a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, and now we’re bringing great events to the Queen City that encourage and support businesses in our community! Follow us: Snapchat (username: stepoutbuffalo) // Instagram @stepoutbuffalo // Twitter @stepoutbflo // Facebook (Step Out Buffalo).

The Tommyrotters’ Club was a band of rebellious artisans in the early 20th century who pursued their individual truths beyond all else. They sought adventure, mischief, and inspiration in nature. Honoring their industrious spirit of back, hand, and heart, Tommyrotter Distillery crafts small batch spirits using American grains. The distillery is located in Buffalo, New York’s historic Hydraulics manufacturing district and sells it’s whiskeys, gins and vodka throughout the Northeast and down the eastern seaboard.

Cost: GA: $45 // VIP: $100
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buffalo-whiskey-riot-2019-tickets-52224250138
Event url: www.eventbrite.com/e/buffalo-whiskey-riot-2019-tickets-52224250138

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