Why Whiskey? Tasting and Education Workshop


Monday, March 9, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 1C03

You will be among the first ever to taste the new and rare Kentucky Peerless Bourbon Whiskey which is being released in limited quantities as the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York welcomes top whiskey expert Tom Fischer to host a masterclass and tasting. 

Seize this is this epic opportunity to taste both the Peerless, at least 5 other rare whiskeys including. The value is worth way more than this price of entry. 

This class will help elevate your establishment or business with new ideas on how to leverage trends in Bourbon and international whisky. Fischer works with international hotels, bartenders and even cigar brands on building and enhancing their whiskey programs and education. 


2020 Line-Up


*On occasion, whiskey line-up subject to change due to availability, but will be replaced with something equally as delicious. 

  • Jefferson's Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish, Kentucky - A very old Bourbon finished in used red wine barrels from Bordeaux, France. 
  • Kentucky Owl Confiscated, Kentucky - pays homage to a warehouse of Kentucky Owl barrels seized by the government in 1916. 
  • Knappogue Castle 21-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland - one of the oldest known Irish whiskeys on the market. 
  • Warbringer Bourbon, California  - Sespe Creek Distillery's true expression of the Southwest. Strong blends of hand-roasted mesquite-smoked corn and malted rye, finished a Sherry Cask.
  • Peerless Bourbon, Kentucky - The distillery's first Bourbon release in 102 years and very limited. 

PLUS a unique and rare single malt Scotch Whisky.
Get ready to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some fun!




Whiskey expert Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for American Whiskey and Bourbon. He is also the co-founder of the first of its kind Whisk(e)y Marketing School and Sommelier program, a 501(c) (3) non-profit in Austin Texas.

As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, Fischer is a reguarly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, Fox News National, NPR, The Times and the BBC. He hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, consults both major and craft brands, judges spirits competitions, and makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events. Since creating BourbonBlog.com in 2005, Tom and his team have established relationships with the industry and consumers resulting in a strong following on social media including over 106,000 Twitter followers. Additionally, the team has produced hundreds of videos chronicling the rise of Bourbon and American whiskey with millions of views.

As a social media entrepreneur, Tom has taught media and marketing at college level in Oxford England and continues to teach at the Whisk(e)y Marketing School in Austin, Texas. Previously, he worked with Dawn Wells, "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island, Danny Glover, and Steve Martin to create SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho.

You must be registered to attend this workshop. When registering for the show you will have the option to add this workshop to your registration.
Access to the Show Floor and to the additional educational sessions (not including other workshops) are included with the price of this workshop.
If you are already registered, you can still add this workshop and the cost will be adjusted at check-out. 

Early bird rate is $55 + processing fee on or before January 29, 2020. 
On January 29, 2020 rates will increase to $85 + processing fee. Register early and save! 

*Please note when clicking on the registration tab you will be prompted to enter in your information. The next page will include workshop add on items.
Add the this workshop and the registration rate will be adjusted at check-out.