A different kind of spirit is haunting Chattanooga this weekend.
The Tennessee Whiskey Festival, an annual event celebrating the state’s history of whiskey with local distillers + craft spirits, is coming to the Chattanooga Choo Choo this Sat., Oct. 23.
Since 2009, the whiskey business in Tennessee has exploded from 3 distilleries to 30 — meaning there’s no better time to learn your bourbons + ryes.
🥃 Gimme the deets.
Ticket sales start at 5 p.m. (or you can buy online, starting at $20). The event starts at 6 p.m. and will feature 18 distilleries, tasting booths, music, local craft beer + cash bars.
It will take place at the Chattanooga Choo Choo’s Glenn Miller Gardens.
🥃 How can I attend?
While spots last, there’s a few ways to buy in. All attendees must be 21+.
- Designated Driver | If you don’t drink but want to enjoy the games + live music, the Designated Driver pass is for you.
- General Admission | If you’re not huge on whiskey yourself, but want to try local craft beer + see what Tennessee’s distilleries are up to, this is the ticket.
- Whiskey Pass | This ticket gets you your tasting glass + unlimited whiskey tastings. If you’re here for the whiskey, this pass will lift your spirits.
- VIP Whiskey Lover | VIPs get early access at 5 p.m., exclusive tastings, as well as special amenities like parking + stage viewing. If you live and breathe mash, treat yourself.
Plus, if you’re eager to get started, you can get in on tonight’s Whiskey Supper.
🥃 Can I take a bottle home?
Since the Tennessee Whiskey Festival is a tasting event, the whiskey itself won’t be available for sale.
Luckily, the festival has this handy tasting guide so you can sip + savor like a pro.