San Francisco

Dec 3, 2021 | Marriott Marquis GET TICKETS


The Wine Spectator California Scholarship Foundation Presents:

WhiskyFest San Francisco 2021

Taste Whiskies From Around the World

Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, Taiwanese, and craft-distilled whiskies, all assembled in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rum, cognac, and other spirits will be available as well.
Grand Tasting 
VIP 5:30 PM; General Admission 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Learn From the Experts

The focus is on education, and many distillery representatives will be on hand at the pouring booths to explain how their whiskies are made. Seminars, featuring their own tastings, run throughout the evening. Meet distinguished members of the whisky community, and learn first-hand how their brands are made. Be sure to attend a FREE seminar at WhiskyFest – you’ll be glad you did.
Seminars by Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors

General Admission or VIP Ticket?

We want your WhiskyFest experience to be a memorable one. All tickets includes access to the grand tasting, all seminars (on a first come first serve basis), a commemorative Glencairn crystal nosing glass, gift bag, program booklet and pen.
VIP ticket buyers receive all the items listed above and are also granted admission to the ballroom at 5:30 pm, a full hour earlier than general admission. VIP ticketing allows you an hour more of time to explore the numerous booths in the grand ballroom and enjoy one-on-one opportunities with the whisky experts behind the booths.

Book Your Room

We have arranged a room block at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for the dates of December 1 through December 5, 2021 at a special rate of $209 per night, single or double occupancy. This rate is good through November 5, 2021 or until the block sells out. To book your reservations online, please visit:

Order tickets by phone at 800-210-0689.
$4 service fee per ticket.