What's going on

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Brunch and More Top Food and Drink Events

This week's calendar includes a Game of Thrones-inspired meal at Melange and Venice's first Wine Walk of the year.

04/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

The politics of pours

Black Bourbon Society Founder Participating in Whiskey Obsession Festival

Samara Rivers wants more diversity in the whiskey world, and she's bringing her message to Sarasota.

03/25/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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