Malt Advocate Press Release:

The world's most influential whisky press, consumers, and trade will attend
this one night event in Chicago.

What is it?

WhiskyFest Chicago, the biggest independent whisky event in the U.S., will be
held on Wednesday evening, March 21, 2001, from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Hyatt
Regency on Wacker Avenue.

What will be poured?

More than 200 of the world's finest and rarest whiskies will be available for
sampling, featuring the finest single malt and blended Scotch whiskies, the
best bourbons and Tennessee whiskeys, top of the line Irish whiskeys, and the
best from Canada. The focus is on education, and distillery representatives
will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how the whiskies are made.

Who will be speaking?

Ten of the world's leading distillery managers and master blenders will be
conducting seminars throughout the evening including Jimmy Bedford (Jack
Daniel's), David Robertson (The Macallan), Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey),
Richard Paterson (The Dalmore), Iain Henderson (Laphroaig), Bill Samuels
(Maker's Mark), Anthony Burnet (Glenmorangie), Fritz Maytag (Anchor Distilling
Co.), Barry Crockett (Jameson), and Evan Cattanach (The Classic Malts). World
renowned whisky expert Michael Jackson will be giving the event's keynote
speech. Many other well-known distillery managers are also expected to

Who will attend?

Approximately 1,000 whisky enthusiasts, trade representatives, and the media.

How much?

$65 per ticket. Orders of ten or more tickets will enjoy a reduced ticket
price of $55. Advance ticket sales only by calling 800-610-MALT or online at

See more information about the event at


Jim Butler