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Fri, Oct 06



2023 Great American Whiskey Fair

Save the date: October 6th marks the highly anticipated ELEVENTH Annual Great American Whiskey Fair! Don't miss out on this exceptional event.

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2023 Great American Whiskey Fair
2023 Great American Whiskey Fair

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Columbia, 701 Whaley St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA


About the event

Join us on the evening of October 6th as we bring together a remarkable gathering of distilling experts, small-scale producers, bartenders, and whiskey enthusiasts at the prestigious Grand Hall located at 701 Whaley St. Brace yourself for the most colossal whiskey tasting event in the Southeast! This evening is dedicated to celebrating America's indigenous spirit and its rich cultural heritage, as well as the diverse array of whiskies from around the world, from the moment it's aged to the time it's poured into your glass.

Prepare to be delighted by an extensive selection of distilleries representing the pride of the United States, such as Bulleit, Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Eagle Rare, Elijah Craig, Jack Daniels, Four Roses, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Evan Williams, Jefferson's, George Dickel, Belle Meade, Willet, Angels Envy, Larceny, Wild Turkey, Old Forester, Weller, Bernheim's, Medley Bros, High West, Buffalo Trace, Bird Dog, Virgil Kane, Six & Twenty, Conviction, and Blue Run. Additionally, we are honored to have renowned names like Jameson, Powers, Laphroig, Compass Box, Macallan, Balvenie, Nikka, Suntory, and many others representing the rest of the global whiskey community.

To complement your whiskey journey, Bourbon and F2T Productions will be serving delectable food throughout the evening!

Stay tuned for the exciting 11th Annual Cocktail Competition, presented by Heaven Hill, where three talented competitors will challenge last year's victor, Jack Salois.

Your ticket grants you access to the complete whiskey tasting experience, starting at 5:30 PM. Indulge in the flavors, savor the food, and relish the ambience of the Cigar Veranda by Stony Creek Cigars and Wild Turkey. (Please note that there will be no additional charges except for purchases from our vendors and the option to buy t-shirts and other merchandise, as well as cigars).

For those seeking an elevated experience, VIP tickets offer exclusive perks. Enjoy early access to special pre-Whiskey Fair events, receive a stylish GAWF t-shirt, take home a goody bag filled with surprises, and gain early entry at 4:30 PM. As an added bonus, VIP ticket holders will receive a complimentary hand-rolled cigar from Stony River Hand-Rolled Cigars!

Please be aware that tickets will not be available for purchase at the door, as this event sells out every year. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you have the option to gift or sell your ticket. Kindly note that tickets are valid only for this year's event and cannot be transferred to future events.

For more details, visit our website at or reach out to us via email at We look forward to sharing an unforgettable whiskey experience with you!


  • General Admission

    On the evening of October 6th, a host of distilling luminaries, small producers, bartenders and enthusiasts will descend on the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley St. for the LARGEST whiskey tasting in the United States. This is an evening of festive appreciation dedicated to America’s native spirit and its culture, as well as to whiskey from around the globe, from cask to glass.  Bulleit, Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Eagle Rare, Elijah Craig, Jack Daniels, Four Roses, Woodford Reserve

    Tax: +$9.00 Tax+$2.48 service fee
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  • Designated Driver Ticket

    This ticket only includes admission and food.

    Tax: +$3.50 Tax+$0.96 service fee
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