Why Whiskey? Tasting and Education Workshop


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

You'll enter a world of whiskey and taste everything from the new and rare Kentucky Peerless Bourbon Whiskey  to a Japanese whisky as the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York welcomes top whiskey expert Tom Fischer to host a masterclass and tasting. 

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. 

Seize this is this epic opportunity to taste all the whiskeys and spirits below in this educational class! 



2020 Line-Up

  • Peerless Bourbon Kentucky
  • Jefferson's Reserve
  • Nobushi Japanese Whisky
  • Town Branch Distillery
  • Copper & Kings Brandy
  • WhistlePig 15 Year Old
  • and more! * 

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

Get ready to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some fun!




Whiskey expert Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.comhttp://BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for American Whiskey and Bourbon.  As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, Fischer is regularly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, Fox News National, NPR, The Times and the BBC. He hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, consults brands, and judges spirits competitions. He 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 in Oxford England and teaches whiskey and spirit classes across the country. 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. 

Rate is $85 + processing fee. Must be 21 years old and over to register. 
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