VIP Seminars

Featuring Tim A Rutherford -

VIP ticket holders can sign up for an exclusive series of whiskey and beer seminars at the event.  Seating is limited and you must reserve your space for the seminar on site at the event.    For details, visit the seminar tent in the VIP area.

2pm  -  Beer School 101

The craft beer industry has exploded and the number of these small breweries has surpassed the number that existed prior to Prohibition.  Learn what the buzz is about while you compare a mainstream lager against 5 beer styles produced by some of the nation's leading craft brewers.


4pm  -  American Whiskies

America's liquid gold is wrapped in a legacy of tradition but offers something new from upstart craft distillers.  Learn what makes true Kentucky Bourbon, how East Tennessee whiskey is unique and explore new craft whiskies that pay homage to the whiskey maker's art.


5pm  -  The Pride of Scotland

From an island nation steeped in pride and tradition and heritage comes the single malt Scotch whiskies.  These often small bottlings are genuine representations of the distilling regions.  Learn how to properly taste Scotch whiskies to derive the subtle expressions of Scotland's major distilling regions - heather, peat and even the salt air surrounding aging warehouses.