Whiskies of the World® Expo Comes to Texas and Georgia

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Hundreds of Whiskies and their Makers in Austin and Atlanta This Fall

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Whiskies and their knowledgeable ambassadors

"For those who are just getting into the amazing world of whisky: you can't miss Whiskies of the World event!” says the proprietor of High West Distillery, David Perkins.

Whiskies of the World (WoW) Expo, the oldest and the most attended event of San Francisco, California, is bringing its whisky vigor to two thriving and whisky concentric metropolitan cities: Austin and Atlanta.

The Whiskies of the World Expo Austin will be coming to town for the second time, following the successful launch event of 2012, and will be held on October 2, 2013, at the Austin Music Hall, from 6pm to 10pm. The popular and spacious venue will allow to expand from WoW 2012, and bring more whiskies, consumers and trade, for the evening of celebration of fine spirits.

Atlanta, a top metropolitan US market for North American and Scotch whiskies, will give a warm welcome to the pioneer Whiskies of the World Expo Atlanta, to be held on November 1, 2013, at the InterContinental hotel, from 6pm to 10pm. This will be the first time for the whisky event of such scale not only in Atlanta but in the state of Georgia.

The flagship event, the Whiskies of the World Expo San Francisco, has grown over 14 years to become one of the largest consumer tasting events in America, and a much anticipated staple not only locally but nationwide. Every year, the Expo enjoys the attendance of 1500 participants from as many as 20 states.

The avant-garde Whiskies of the World Austin and Atlanta festivals will follow the success of its parent event and host hundreds of the world's finest, rarest and most expensive whiskies of different styles and origins: Scotch, Irish, bourbon, Tennessee, Canadian, Japanese, Indian, and others. The keenest whisky drinker will have a valuable opportunity to sample a generous range of whiskies, from the most well-known brands to smaller independent bottlers, all under one roof. In addition to the diverse golden spirits, sought-after products of American Craft distilleries, premium rums, gins, and cognacs will be presented as well to demonstrate the growing popularity of the innovative, local distilled spirits and craft distilling in general.

Alongside the knowledgeable ambassadors pouring their whiskies, the Expos will feature educational seminars conducted by master distillers, blenders, and whisky makers. These distinguished members of the whisky community will engage the guests in the process of education, appreciation, and celebration of fine distilled spirits in a personal, first-hand setting, all while sampling the most distinct whisky expressions. The festivals will focus on education, while providing entertainment, and will be enlightening for whisky novices and experts alike. This is a once-a-year opportunity to discover just how complex and fascinating whiskies are with their unique flavors and aromas, as well as with their own distillation and maturation processes. Besides the sumptuous tastings, the guests will enjoy a full buffet with which the premium whiskies can be paired. For the total sensory experience, cigars will be available to savor in combination with one’s favorite whisky on the spacious patio.

“Whisky tasting events are extremely popular, and we are proud to produce this world-class event,” says Douglas Smith, the Event Director. “WoW Austin and Atlanta are destined to become long-anticipated annual events with a keen local following.”

“High West loves to participate in Whiskies of the World, as it is a well-organized event that is great for whisky aficionados. For those who are just getting into the amazing world of whisky, you can't miss this event!” says the proprietor of High West Distillery, David Perkins, whose brands present at the event year after year.

More about Whiskies of the World LLC

Whiskies of the World LLC is based in California, owned by the International Wine & Spirits Competition, and organized by the seasoned event director and whisky enthusiast Douglas Smith. The first annual Whiskies of the World Expo was held in San Francisco in 1998. In 2012, WoW launched a successful show in Austin, Texas, and in 2013, by popular demand of the industry and consumers, is expanding to become a first high-end large scale whisky tasting festival in Georgia.

For general and press information, contact:
Douglas Smith
Event Director
Phone: (408) 225-0446

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