Spirits

Whiskey Festival Returns Next April

The 'largest world whiskey festival' in the United States will include specialty dinners and brunches, panels, an outdoor street party and more.

11/19/2018 By Staff

Annals of Spiritous Beverages

Whiskey Obsession Tickets Go on Sale Friday

One new highlight: a brunch tasting event that celebrates prominent whiskey-making women.

11/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Whiskey Obsession Festival Begins Wednesday

The event is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S.

03/28/2017 By staff

Whiskeytown

An Insightful, Fun, Somewhat Blurry Taste-Test of Downtown's Best Whiskey Drinks

Whiskey's everywhere these days, but who in Sarasota is pouring the good stuff?

03/20/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Whiskey Festival Now America's Largest

Sarasota's fifth annual Whiskey Obsession festival, scheduled to take place March 29-April 1, will make the event the "largest world whiskey festival" in the United States.

02/14/2017 By staff

Cheers

5 Things I Learned About Whiskey From Last Night's Whiskey Obsession Expert Panel

Wood matters, dynamite helps and other vital lessons from last night's whiskey tasting.

04/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get sipping

Whiskey Obsession Festival Appeals to Fanatics, Newbies Alike

Love Kentucky bourbon? Decades-old Scotch? Iowa rye? You'll find it all on the Obsession festival's mammoth list of pours.

03/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Weekend Starts Now

The Top 5 Things to Do This Week: March 24-30

The stars of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde visit the Van Wezel, the 4th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival begins, paddling the Myakka River and more.

03/24/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Article

Sarasota’s Whiskey Obsession

I’m a decent fan of bourbon—an interest I picked up from my father. So Friday’s first annual Sarasota Whiskey Obsession Festival at Michael’s On East made for a great father-daughter outing.

04/22/2013 By Hannah Wallace