WHISKESHA is a one day celebration of whiskey. It is being held in the heart of downtown Waukesha at The Nice Ash Cigar Bar on January 31st, 2016. We aren't just sampling over 50 whiskies; we are creating an experience to be remembered. Take in an informative seminar, eat some great food, share experiences with other whiskey lovers, talk to the brand ambassadors, participate in one of our tasting competitions and win some prizes, bid on our silent auction items benefitting Fisher House Wisconsin, and most of all you have access to a great selection of whiskies!
Whiskesha promotes and encourages responsible, moderate consumption of alcohol and reserves the right to ask anyone who becomes disruptive or offensive to leave any tasting events.
You will have the opportunity to sample many whiskies; make sure to eat something before the event, take advantage of the food available; as well as pace yourself with water so you can enjoy your selections responsibly. You have plenty of time to space your tastings, it is not a race! Do not plan to drink and drive. Please consider recruiting a designated driver. There are other alternatives: take a cab, rent a limo with some of your friends, try Uber or have a friend pick you up. In addition, the Clarke Hotel is located across the street from the Nice Ash. They have limited rooms available, make your reservations early as they will sell out quickly. There are other hotels within a short cab ride.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds, however tickets are transferable.
General Admission - $59
This ticket option has a 2:00 pm entrance time, event ends at 5:30pm. You will receive a complimentary event glass that you can use for your tastings and take home as a remembrance of the event. You will have unlimited access to our standard whiskey selection. Hors d'oeuvre's will be served throughout the event. On a first come first serve basis you will have access to our whiskey seminars put on by brand ambassadors, distillers and whiskey celebrities. Purchase four tickets or more and get a 5% discount.
VIP Admission - $99This ticket option will provide you with the same benefits as General Admission plus you will be able to enter the event one hour early at 1:00 pm. In addition. you will have access to some select, hard to find and special whiskies including a much coveted Pappy Van Winkle, the Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 yr. Purchase four tickets or more and get a 5% discount.
Stroke of Genius Painting Class - $30If you have a designated driver who is looking for something to do while you are enjoying over 50 selections of whiskey at Whiskesha then we have a fantastic option. Whiskesha has partnered with A Stroke of Genius Paint & Wine Studio, a paint and wine studio located just one block from the Nice Ash (venue of Whiskesha). You can have fun, a glass of wine or soda and enjoy being with friends in a creative, social setting. They offer a relaxing, fun painting experience where creativity is encouraged, and art is therapeutic fun! The session runs between 2:30 and 5:00 pm. The painting will be the classic Walk in the Rain, shown below. The cost for this fun event is just $30.
Silent Auction benefitting Fisher house Wisconsin
Whiskesha will be holding a silent auction to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin which is currently under construction at the VA grounds near Miller Park in Milwaukee.
All whiskeys are subject to change dependent upon availability but are representative of what will be available. Some whiskeys below are not identifid by the specific expression but indicatethe brand that will be featured at the event.
Palm Bay - Platinum Sponsor
Bastille 1789 Single Malt
Irishman Founders Reserve
Irishman Single Malt
Irishman 12 yr Single Malt
Western Spirits - Platinum Sponsor
Bird Dog Peach
Bird Dog Blackberry
Bird Dog Spiced
Bird Dog Jalepeno Honey
Bird Dog Apple
Distell - Platinum Sponsor
Deantson Virgin Cask
Journeyman’s Distillery - Platinum Sponsor
Last Feather Rye
Three Oaks Single Malt
Buggy Whip Wheat
Beam Suntory - Platinum Sponsor
Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam Rye
Great Lakes Distillery - Platinum Sponsor
Barrel Reserve Gin – not a whiskey but aged in whiskey barrels
Heaven Hill - Platinum Sponsor
To be determined
Capitol Husting - Platinum Sponsor
To be determined
J Henry & Sons - Platinum Sponsor
J Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon
Cask Strength Patton Road Reserve
Nice Ash Angel’s Envy
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.-Bronze Sponsor
Pearse Lyons Reserve
Town Branch Rye
Bacardi Limited-Bronze Sponsor
Batch 206- Bronze Sponsor
Barrel Raider Bourbon
Old Log Cabin Bourbon
1792 Ridgemont Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12
Jim Beam Distillers Masterpiece
Jack Daniels Sinatra Select
Deanston Bourbon Cask 18
Several others are being sourced at this time, Whiskesha guarantees a least 2 more VIP selections. Rest assured these will be unique & select whiskeys.