Food & Drink

The Universal Whisky Experience

Being able to appreciate a whiskey is the mark of a true man, and necessary should you want to roll around with Toby Keith, and he's not riding you. Unlocking that the secrets of the mash: Universal Whisky Experience.

Conceived by an ATL entrepreneur & whiskey collector, this weekend-long bash is schooling you in the ways of the brown thanks to an assemblage of some of the world's greatest distillers and blenders, so you know you're gonna get crushed. In addition to a dinner reception, the first day's focused on illuminating seminars such as Whisky and Cigar Pairing, Mixology (led by award-winning Wynn mixologist Patricia Richards), and Whisky and Chocolate, though not Whisky and Chocolat, as it would be unwise to take something that can cause uncontrollable vomiting and mix it with whiskey. Day two's loaded with more intimate "Master Classes", where brand ambassadors'll lead tastings like "The Glenlivet: Cellar Collection vs. Classic Range", comparing the '64, '73, and '83 Cellars to some Classic counterparts, and "High West Distillery: A Rocky Mountain Star", whose aged & unaged pours are sure to warm you to your Coors

To top it off, each ticket'll land you a "Super Pour" -- worth $300+ -- of your choice from some of the best whiskies in the world, from a Gordon & Macphail Strathisla 1963, to a Glenfarclas 1966 Single Cask, which is the only reason you let Toby Keith keep riding you.