Frequently Asked Questions
Why did the event move to the Hyatt's 4th floor Grand Ballroom this year?
With more space, we can showcase more whiskeys, feature more whiskey cocktails, and schedule more seminars for our guests.
Will the spirits representatives and distillers be at the actual event?
The distillers or a local representative will be present at the tables all night and will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss their whiskies with guests.
Can I purchase spirits at the actual event?
There will be an opportunity to place orders for Whiskey In The Winter whiskies at the event via Randall's Wine & Spirits, our retail partner.
What's the difference between a regular admission ticket and a VIP ticket?
In addition to the perks of the regular ticket, VIP tickets include 1 Golden Ticket that can be used for sampling the Golden Ticket whiskies. VIP guests will also have express early entry at event registration starting at 6:15pm.
What is included with the Beam Suntory and Jack Daniel's VIP Experiences?
The Beam Suntory World Whiskey VIP Experience tickets include a 1-hour private pre-event (5:15pm-6:15pm) in the VIP room at Red at the Hyatt. This intimate experience offers you the chance to meet and greet (and drink!) with our whiskey experts and brand ambassadors from around the world including our American, Canadian, Irish, Japanese, and Scottish distilleries. Learn the history and tales about these historic distilleries while sipping on some of our exclusive whiskeys from around the globe and hors d’oeuvres from Red. The package also includes a $40 gift certificate to Randall's Wines & Spirits, entry to WITW starting at 6:15pm, a Golden Ticket, and a Glencairn whiskey glass.
The Jack Daniel's VIP Experience tickets include a 1-hour private pre-event (5:15pm-6:15pm) at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse celebrating the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra. Experience Jack Daniel’s whiskies including Sinatra Select while enjoying a soundtrack of Sinatra classics and hors d’oeuvres from Ruth’s Chris. The package also includes a $40 gift certificate to Randall's Wines & Spirits, entry to WITW starting at 6:15pm, a Golden Ticket, and a Glencairn whiskey glass.
Will food be served at the event?
Yes. The Hyatt culinary team has prepared multiple whiskey-inspired food stations. Click here for the menu.
What is the attire for the evening?
Business casual attire is recommended. Please check out the video and photos from last year's event for examples of guest attire.
Is there parking at the hotel?
Yes, Hyatt offers both self and valet parking for a fee. There is also street parking near the hotel.
Will there be a coat check?
Yes, there will be complimentary coat check at the event.
Can I bring my backpack or briefcase into the event?
No. Backpacks, briefcases, or any other such items are not permitted inside Whiskey In The Winter.
Do you sell tickets at the door?
All tickets for Whiskey In The Winter will be sold in advance. There will be no tickets available at the door.
Do I need to get a separate ticket for the educational seminars?
Seminars are included in the price of your ticket. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
I have a question not answered in this FAQ- can I contacts someone?
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