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Friday, October 17, 2008

Single Malt Scotch Lovers

Single Malt Scotch & Whiskey Lovers, This Event is for You!!!!

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America's Largest Whisky Celebration
Don't miss Malt Advocate magazine's 11th annual WhiskyFest New York which will be held on November 11, 2008 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square! The event will feature more than 200 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive, single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, Tennessee, Japanese, Welsh, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world to sample in one Grand Ballroom. There will also be high-end rums, tequilas and beer.

The focus is on education, and many distillery representatives will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how the whiskies are made. Attendees will also enjoy an expansive gourmet buffet all evening and will receive a commemorative Glencairn whisky glass.

The Whiskies
To see the list of the whiskies that will be poured at WhiskyFest, please go to the Whisky List tab above. A much more detailed whisky list will be posted in the next two weeks.

The Speakers
WhiskyFest will have distillery managers, master blenders and other industry representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan and the U.S. giving seminars throughout the evening. You can learn more about each speaker by clicking on the Speakers tab. The seminar schedule is also available by going to the Seminar Times & Overview tab.

Ticket Options: General Admission and Early Entrance VIP
WhiskyFest New York has sold out every year so order your tickets soon! General admission tickets to WhiskyFest New York are $120. The VIP ticket option, which provides entry to WhiskyFest at 5:30 pm, one hour earlier than general admission. is $160 and a canvas WhiskyFest tote bag is also included. The number of VIP tickets is limited and sell out well before the event.

If you are a Malt Advocate Whisky Society member, you can purchase one VIP ticket at the general admission price of $120, a savings of $40. If you are interested in learning about the great benefits of being a Malt Advocate Whisky Society member (only costs $69.95 to join and comes with a subscription to Malt Advocate magazine, an $18 value), please CLICK HERE.

If you are a Malt Advocate Whisky Society member (MAWS), remember to include your special discount code if you order tickets online

You must be 21 years or older to attend. Proof of ID required at the door. Reduced admission price for designated drivers.

Special Charity Whiskies
In addition to an amazing list of whiskies being poured the night of WhiskyFest, we will have a number of very rare whiskies available at the WhiskyFest Charity Table for tasting for a small charitable donation.

100% of the proceeds from these tables will go to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Tickets can be purchased through the Malt Advocate website or at the Malt Advocate table the night of WhiskyFest. We will be posting the list of charity whiskies in the next few weeks so please check back.

Planning to book a room?
We have a special room rate available at the New York Marriott Marquis for the nights of November 10 and 11 (the night before and the night of WhiskyFest). The rate is $439 per night (single or double occupancy).

To make your room reservations, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-843-4898 or 212-398-1900 and mention Malt Advocate’s WhiskyFest room block.

The room block will be available until October 20, 2008, or until it is sold out. The room block is of a limited size, so make your reservations early. Reservation requests received after October 20 will be based on the hotel's prevailing rates.

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