Nashville Whiskey Festival September 11th-14th
  • September 11th

    September 11th Dropdown

    "Iron Cocktail"
    • Rotunda
    • 200 Guests Maximum
    • $65 per Person
    • Dress Casual Attire

    Appetizers TBD
  • September 12th

    September 12th Dropdown

    "The Antique Collection"
    • Library & Boardroom
    • 40 Guests Maximum
    • $225 per Person
    • Business Casual Attire

    Whiskey staved platters with year-long cured ham by Porter Road Butchers
  • September 13th

    September 13 Dropdown

    "Women and Whiskey"
    • Conservatory & Courtyard
    • 225 Guests Maximum
    • $75 per Person
    • Boots & Hats Attire

  • September 14th

    September 14th Dropdown

    "Grand Tasting"
    • Curb Conservatory, Courtyard, and Ford Theatre
    • 1000+ Guests
    • $85 General Admission/ $135 VIP
    • Dress Casual Attire

  • Who Benefits?

    Who Benefits

    The Nashville Clean Water Project

    The largest water cleanup in Nashville history, and getting bigger all the time.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Nashville Whiskey Festival will begin on Wednesday, September 11th, and the Festival's final event takes place on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. 
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday events are from 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Grand Tasting on Saturday is from 7:00pm -11:00pm

Nashville Whiskey Festival 2013 will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at 222 5th Avenue South in downtown Nashville. This includes the Grand Tasting, the weeknight seminars, and all related events.

There is plenty of parking available for the festival. Attendees can use the paid parking facility at the Convention Center or other local parking venues. For more information about parking availability, please visit 

Wednesday, September 11th, “Iron Cocktail” - $65/person
Thursday, September 12th, “The Antique Collection” - $225/person
Friday, September 13th, “Women and Whiskey” - $75/person
Saturday, September 14th, “Grand Tasting” - $85/person General Admission (7-11pm)
                                         $135/person VIP (6-11pm)

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is located in the heart of downtown Nashville (very close to the famous Honky Tonk Strip) and there are many hotels nearby. If you’re looking for some daytime activities to keep you occupied between whiskey tastings, the Nashville Guru has some excellent tips and visitors guides. 

The Indigo Hotel will be offering a special promotion till August 21st.  Bbok by calling 877-834-3613 or online using the group code NWF at

If after the Nashville Whiskey Festival you feel you are unable to get home safely, one of the fine Distributors at our festival - the Brown-Forman Group - has a "Safe Ride" program that will provide a free ride within the limits of the Greater Nashville Area.

There will be an opportunity for volunteers for the Grand Tasting on Saturday. If you are interested, please e-mail: If you would like to help us reach our goal of producing cleaner water in the greater Nashville area, please visit The Clean Water Project to make a donation, sign up for a waterway cleanup, or simply to learn more about the organization.

Sure! In fact, we would like you to encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you please, and we hope that you will be generous enough to share them with us! Please feel free to tag your posts with #nashvillewhiskeyfest on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, or send us a link on Twitter (@NashWhiskeyFest). 

Absolutely. Check out our whiskey list on the homepage to see who will be there. Customers attending Thursday evening event and the VIP hour Saturday will get opportunities to try some really rare whiskey.

Yes. There will be complimentary drinking water and snacks during Nashville Whiskey Festival seminars and at the Grand Tasting on Saturday. 

There are various links on the website that set you up to purchase tickets. You will get an e-ticket with purchase that must be printed out and brought to the festival. 

Sorry, no children. All attendees must be 21-yrs or older. Everyone will need a valid ID to enter the festival. 

Backpacks, briefcases, tote bags and the like are not allowed at the Nashville Whiskey Festival.

We love our animals, but no pets will be allowed at the Nashville Whiskey Festival. Dogs, cats, birds and goldfish must be left at home...sorry. 

Unfortunately, no, there will not be any whiskey for sale at the Whiskey Festival. If you find something you love, you certainly may purchase a bottle at your favorite local retailer (and by that we mean Midtown Wine & Spirits of course!). Please be aware that some bottles are very limited and don’t forget that the friendly staff at Midtown Wine & Spirits delights in entertaining special product orders. 

No, there will be glassware provided at each event. Attendees at Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening events will also receive their very own custom made Glencairn glasses. 

There will be a comprehensive tasting booklet with table assignments and a map of the Grand Tasting room, making it easy for you to make a beeline directly to your favorites. 

No, because we want people to enjoy their evening and drink at their leisure. Remember, all of our events are conducted for educational tasting purposes. Take your time, taste what you wish, but please drink responsibly.

Yes, there will be a cigar bar with cigars available for purchase at the Nashville Whiskey Festival’s Saturday evening Grand Tasting event. We will have several cigar sponsors at the event, so we would like to ask that you please refrain from bringing outside pipes, cigars, or tobacco products (other than cigarettes) to the Whiskey Festival and that you only smoke in designated outdoor areas at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

Yes, there will be live musical entertainment at each of our Nashville Whiskey Festival events (please refer to individual event pages for complete schedules and additional details). We are delighted to be able to pay a fitting tribute to so many of our region’s most valuable resources - whiskey, water, and music - at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

You’ve already arrived at the Nashville Whiskey Festival website, so you are off to a great start! Please continue to check back in at our site for updated event schedules and information about distilleries and producers and keep an eye out for stories about the Nashville Whiskey Festival on the Midtown Wine & Spirits blog, in upcoming issues of The Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles, and on local radio stations NPR, and 105.9 The Zone. If you would like to get Whiskey Festival updates delivered directly to your inbox, please sign up for our Nashville Whiskey Festival email list, send an email to, or leave your name on one of the clipboards next to the cash registers at Midtown Wine & Spirits. Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too!  Please help us show the community that we are responsible by being aware of your alcohol consumption and do NOT drive while intoxicated. All attendees, staff members, and volunteers’ actions before, during, and after the event will affect the future of the Nashville Whiskey Festival. That said, we look forward to a great festival and having you all be part of this incredible event!