The Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival (WOF) will be held April 10 to 13, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida. Whiskey Obsession is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S., with four days of classes, tastings, lunch and dinner pairings, interactive panel discussions, cigars, VIP pours, a fabulous grand tasting with hundreds of whiskies and cocktails.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Whiskey Obsession Kickoff Dinner @ Sarasota Yacht Club (SYC), 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Two Panelist Small Group Dinner @ The Hyatt Sarasota, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

World Whiskey Dinner-Join Ashok Chokalingam, Global Ambassador and Assistant Distiller at Amrut Distillery for an intimate three-course dinner featuring four award-winning whiskies from Bengaluru, India.

Single Malt Scotch Dinner-Join Nicholas Pollacchi, Single Malt Director at Jura Single Malt for an intimate dinner paired with four Scotch whiskies.

The Panel of Whiskey Experts Interactive Tasting & Discussion @ The Hyatt Sarasota, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Late Night Brand Showcase at the Social Eatery and Bar, 10:00 p.m. until late.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Masterclasses at Select Downtown Restaurants, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Grand Tasting and Brand Experiences @ The Hyatt Sarasota, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Women of Whiskey Brunch @ Sarasota Yacht Club, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sips, Suds, and Smokes presents Beer, Bourbon, and Cigars @ Smokin’ Joes,

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Just an amazing experience all around. Hundreds of whiskies, cocktails, and experts all in Sarasota over a few days. The Grand Tasting was phenomenal. Looking forward to this year!

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