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WeHa Whiskey Festival Will Return to West Hartford

The 2016 WEHA Whiskey Festival, held at Hartford Golf Club, offered samples of 200 different kinds of whiskey. Photo Credit: Cheyney Barrieau, Eat IN CT (we-ha.com file photo)

Presented by Maximum Beverage, the Sixth Annual WeHa Whiskey Festival will feature 250 top Whiskies, Bourbons, Single Malts, Rums, Gins, Tequilas, Barrel Aged Beverages and more at the Oct. 13, 2018 event, to raise funds for Hartford’s Camp Courant.


New England spirit enthusiasts can enjoy the world’s finest distilled liquids at the Sixth Annual WeHa Whiskey Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at The Hartford Golf Club.

The festival will boast a tasting list of 250 premium spirits from around the world along with food prepared by greater Hartford’s renowned chefs at The Hartford Golf Club, and will be presented by Maximum Beverage, the premier adult beverage store in Connecticut. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Hartford’s Camp Courant.

Special highlights of the WeHa Whiskey Festival include the ability to sample any of the 250 brands of Bourbon, Single Malt Scotch, Whiskey, Rum, Tequila, Gin, and Mezcal available on the main tasting floor. Over $50,000 worth of spirits will be opened at the event.

A VIP tasting before the show which will include items such as the famed Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, world class Japanese Whisky, Buffalo Trace Antique Series Bourbons, and several more rare bottles.

The Hartford Golf Club’s world class chefs will be preparing delicious food including carving stations of filet and turkey, mac and cheese bar with toppings like Maine lobster and Applewood smoked bacon, hors d’oeuvres, brick oven flatbreads, and vegetarian options.

Collections of Single Malts, bourbon baskets, and gift cards will be raffled off with all proceeds benefiting Hartford’s Camp Courant.

Riedel, the worldwide leader in wine and spirits glassware will be a sponsor at this year’s festival. They will graciously be donating a Crystal Single Malt Scotch glasses for every patron. These glasses can retail for $30 each online. Guests will be able to bring the glasses home after the event.

“This is our sixth year organizing the WeHa Whiskey Festival and it has been highly successful event the past five years. We are on pace to sell out early like last year,” says event founder Brian Whitney, owner of Maximum Beverage. “We’ve been able to donate $60,000 to local charities including Camp Courant in our first five years and are looking forward to writing another large check this year. Hartford’s Camp Courant is a wonderful organization to partner with and they’ve done great things for our community.”

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.wehawhiskey.com for $99 per person. Tickets include all whiskey options and food. A “Designated Driver” ticket is available for $50, which includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. Four-packs of tickets are $340, 15 percent off savings. A limited number of VIP Tasting tickets remain for $199 which includes access to the main tasting floor.

For more information or to get involved in the WeHa Whiskey Festival, please visit the event website. For sponsorship opportunities, exhibitor inquiries, and volunteer applications, please email: [email protected].

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