Whiskeyfest gathers Tampa Bay’s best distilleries for one night only

Tickets are limited, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Get yours here.

To quote Mark Twain, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Well, here in Tampa Bay, we have too much sunshine, not actually a problem, and never enough whiskey, enter the 2nd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest hosted by our friends at I Love the Burg. Of course, when we say winter in Florida what we mean is lows in the 70’s and, to us, that’s perfect whiskey weather.


Taking place Saturday, January 19th from 6pm–9pm, the event will welcome revelers, 21+, to the La Florida Ballroom at Red Mesa Cantina in St. Petersburg, FL. They’ll be able to sample whiskeys from 14 different distilleries, enjoy light bites, and mingle over chill music. Plus, guests will receive a keepsake commemorative whiskey tasting glass to help them remember the special evening. Tickets are only $75 if you get them in advance (we recommend it, this event sells out quick) or $85 at the door.

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There’s something for every whiskey lover

Returning for the second year in a row, are local favorites American Freedom Distillery and Kozuba Distillery. American Freedom will be pouring their Horse Soldier Bourbon, the brand based off the Horse Soldiers/American Special Operations forces whose story was told in the film “12 Strong”, starring Chris Hemsworth. Also appearing, is Heaven’s Door, the collection of whiskeys co-created by the one and only Bob Dylan. Can’t wait to taste that!


I Love the Burg is partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. A portion of the proceeds go to Metro Wellness & Community Centers to support their essential LGBTQ+, transgender, and youth programs.

Participating brands/distilleries include
Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan
Kozuba Distillery: White Dog Whiskey, Mr. Rye
Nelsons Greenbriar Distillery (Nashville)
Whistle Pig
American Freedom Distillery’s Horse Soldier Bourbon
High West
Elijah Craig Small Batch, Larceny, Pikesville Rye, Evan Williams Single Barrel
Brown Forman: Coopers Craft, Old Forester Signature 100, Old Forester Statesman, Jack Daniels
Deanston, Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Breaker Bourbon, Spring Mill
Hudson/William Grant: Glenfiddich, Monkey Shoulder, Balvenie, Tullamore DEW
Bell Isle Crafts and Spirits
Peerless Rye

Tickets are going fast, so get yours now through Eventbrite.

This event is also made possible by Doyle Wealth Management Inc. Rate Whiskey and tbt.


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