The Best Whiskeys Tennessee Has To Offer

Tennessee is known around the world as a place where great whiskey is not only made, but also honored. We created the Tennessee Whiskey Festival with a passion to showcase our state’s craft spirits and the people who produce them. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample the best whiskey that Tennessee has to offer.

The inaugural Tennessee Whiskey Festival will take place in Chattanooga at the First Tennessee Pavilion on the night of September 21st from 6:00 until 11:00 that evening.

During the festival, whiskey-lovers will get to taste spirits from across our state, enjoy live music from Ten Bartram and Robinella, and of course mingle with fellow Whiskey Enthusiasts.

We invite everyone from across the region to join us as we gather together and celebrate craft whiskey in Tennessee.

The Schedule

The Tennessee Whiskey Festival will last from 6:00 until 11:00. The whiskey tasting will last from 6:00 until 9:00, however cash bars will be accessible throughout the entire festival.

5:30     Doors Open
6:00     Whiskey Tasting Starts
7:00     Ten Bartram Plays
9:00     Robinella Plays
11:00   We say goodbye until next year

General Admission - $45

  • Complimentary tasting of each whiskey presented
  • Complimentary food sampling from local restaurants
  • Tennessee Whiskey Tasting Glass
  • Tennessee Whiskey Passport
  • Live music from artists Ten Bartram and Robinella

VIP Admission - $100

  • Private bar with complimentary food and drinks
  • Private viewing area next to stage
  • VIP Parking

A Benefit For The Hart Gallery

The H*Art Gallery is a local non-profit organization that provides community outreach to other non-profits in the Chattanooga area by supplying art materials and volunteers to offer art classes and art therapy to the clients of these non-profits. Individuals who show promise and talent are then sponsored individually and their works are sold through the gallery. 60% of the proceeds of sales go to the artist, 10% of the proceeds of sales are donated to a charity of the artist choosing and the remaining 30% is retained to run the gallery to cover framing costs and to fund art materials for future classes. Started in 2010, H*Art Gallery has logged over 1,028 hours of volunteer time and provided outreach services to over 4,647 individuals. To find out more or to become involved visit them at

The Whiskey Lineup

Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

Corsair Artisan

Gatlinburg Barrelhouse

George Dickel

Jack Daniels Distillery

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Ole Smoky Distillery

Prichard's Distillery

Short Mountain Distillery

Speakeasy Spirits

Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors


Where will the Tennessee Whiskey Festival be held?
The festival will be held on September 21st from 6-11PM at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can find directions HERE.
Do I need to bring a glass with me?
There's no need to bring a glass with you. A tasting glass will be provided to you at registration. It's yours to use for the evening, and to take home with you.
What is the cancellation policy?
Once a Tennessee Whiskey Festival ticket has been purchased and processed, festival tickets are non-refundable.
I bought a ticket for my friend, and he can't come. Can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable. Maybe you've got another friend who'd like to go to Whiskey Festival
Do you have to be 21 or older to attend?
Yes, you must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Tennessee Whiskey Festival. As such, please make sure you have your ID with you at the gate. You will not be admitted into the festival without proper identification. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
Can I volunteer for the Tennessee Whiskey Festival? Can my organization volunteer for the Tennessee Whiskey Festival?
We would love to discuss the possibilities with you! The best way to see if you or your organization would be a good fit for the festival is by e-mailing us at

Contact Us

Do you need more information? Do you have a burning question about whiskey or our festival? Do you just want to say "Hi" to the Tennessee Whiskey Festival team?

Drop us a line at the below email address and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!