Nashville Whiskey Festival October 9th-11th
  • October 9th

    September 13 Dropdown

    "Scotland and Whiskey"
  • October 10th

    October 10th Dropdown

    "Whiskey You'll Never Try Again"


  • October 11th

    October 11 Dropdown

    "Grand Tasting"
    • Country Music Hall of Fame Event Hall
    • 1000+ Guests
    • 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 Thursday, October 9th, and the Festival's final event takes place on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. 
Thursday, and Friday events are from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Grand Tasting on Saturday is from 6:30pm - 10:30pm
VIP admission is from 5:30pm - 10:30pm

The Nashville Whiskey Festival 2014 Grand Tasting will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at 222 5th Avenue South in downtown Nashville.

The Grand Tasting only will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame. For other events, please contact us:

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 

Thursday, October 9th, “Scotland & Whisky” - $200/person
Friday, October 10th, “Whiskey You'll Never Try Again” - $300/person
Saturday, October 11th, “Grand Tasting” - $100/person General Admission (6:30-10:30pm)
                                         $150/person VIP (5:30-10:30pm)

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. 

If after the Nashville Whiskey Festival you feel you are unable to get home safely, Uber Nashville is sponsoring a free ride for new customers (up to $25) and will be available to all.

Taxis will be available to call as well.

Please do not drive intoxicated!

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 the Thursday and Friday events 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. 

You may purchase tickets here.

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 glassware. VIP attendees will receive a collectable Glencairn glass.

There will be a comprehensive tasting booklet with numbered table assignments in 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.

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!