9th Annual WeHa Whiskey & Spirits Festival
Presented by Maximum Beverage
Saturday October 7th, 2022 from 6-9:30pm
Hartford Golf Club
134 Norwood Rd, West Hartford, CT 06117
Sample over 200 Bourbons, Scotches and Whiskies. In addition, in 2023, we are featuring premium, Gins, Tequilas, Rums and more! A complimentary cigars to sample and delicious catered food!
Proceeds to be donated to a local Connecticut charities
Must be 21-years or older to attend this event. A valid driver’s license is required when entering the venue. Please drink responsibly. We reserve the right to limit consumption for any reason. West Hartford police officers will be on site. Please see information on Lyft and Uber to get to and from the event responsibly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the WeHa Whiskey Festival?
The WeHa Whiskey Festival takes place annually at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford. From Albany Avenue Route 44, turn onto Norwood Street and continue through the stop sign.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets may be purchased in advance on our website or by visiting Maximum Beverage West Hartford or Farmington. Tickets are also available at the door at an additional cost by cash or credit card.
Individual tickets may be purchased online for $110 each (2022 price). Four-packs of tickets will also be sold at the reduced price of $100 each. VIP tickets are $225 and include a private high-end tasting starting at 5:30pm (full admission is included in the VIP price.
Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?
Yes Designated Driver tickets are available for $60. Patrons will be able to enjoy all of the food as well as soft drinks, water and cigars.
What does the regular ticket include?
Your ticket will include entry to the event and ability to sample 250+ different types of bourbon, whiskey, scotch and barrel aged spirits as well as premium tequila, rum and gin. We are proud to offer a premium cigar selection to smoke at this year's event. You will receive a complimentary tasting glass at the door along with whiskey specials for the night of the event only. Food is included at no additional cost.
Do I need to purchase additional vouchers or tickets to try the whiskey & spirits?
Nope. Your ticket gets you access to sample all the whiskey & spirits you want but drink responsibly!
Will there be food served?
Food is provided by the Hartford Golf Club - a $60 value! Get ready for a mac and cheese bar, carving station with premium meats, flatbread station, gluten free and vegetarian options, and desserts.
Do I need to bring a glass?
Don't be silly! You will receive a complimentary tasting glass at the door along with your program and order sheet. Feel free to take the glass home to drink your whiskey in the future!
Do you offer group rates?
You bet. In addition to our 4-packs, discounts apply for large groups/families. Contact Cynthia Bulaong on our contact page.
Tell me about the VIP Tasting
The VIP Tasting is a private tasting that occurs one hour before the main event. VIP ticket holders will have the ability to sample some of the rarest whiskies in the world! VIP tickets are limited.
What will be sampled in the Main Tasting?
Top marques from dozens of brands. 200+ products available. Please follow this link for more. Last pours occur at 9pm due to CT liquor laws.
I definitely don't want to miss one of the whiskeys I saw on the list. How will I know where it is being poured?
You will receive an program when you walk through the door or you can study and print your own here. All of the products we are sampling will be organized by table and each table at the event has a sign.
What will the raffle prizes be?
Our raffle will include baskets of Bourbon, Whiskey and Scotch, along with memorabilia from our vendors. Raffle tickets may be purchased using cash or credit card at the event. An opportunity to double your tickets will be available at no cost! Winners will be announced the night of the event. All raffle sales benefit our charities.
Will there be entertainment?
Yes a live jazz piano trio will be performing to set the mood!
Is there a dress code?
Since the event has moved outside in 2021, we are situated on the lawn under a tent. Casual attire is acceptable and flat shoes are encouraged. Jeans are allowed and suit jackets are not required. Please note that at this time of year, temperatures will drop after sunset.
Will there be any non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes water, soda, and coffee will be provided.
Can I buy any whiskey at the event?
While we cannot sell whiskey at the event, ordering will be provided and fulfilled by Maximum Beverage. Orders will be available to pick up in store. Proceeds from all orders will benefit our local charities.
I'm a member of the press, are there any tickets reserved for me?
Awesome! We would love to invite photographers, videographers, journalists, bloggers, and media personalities to the event. To be considered, please email us on our contact page and explain your media role.
I'm interested in sponsorship for my local business
Fantastic. Please send Cynthia a message on our contact page or email email@example.com.
I'm excited now, how do I stay up-to-date?
Give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on tasting announcements and everything regarding the festival. Be sure to use #WeHaWhiskey on social media!
I spend most of my time looking at my phone and on social media
Cool, not a question though. We'd love to interact with you online! Connect with our Facebook Page and tweet/gram us @wehawhiskey If you post using #WeHaWhiskey and we like your style, you'll get some free goodies!
I purchased a ticket and can no longer attend, can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, because this is a fundraiser all sales are final. You have friends or family members who love whiskey though, ask one of them to take your ticket!
Where do I park?
Plenty of parking is available in the Golf Club lot. Carpooling is recommended. Lyft or Uber services are highly recommended.
Are there any hotels nearby?
A number of hotels are available in Avon, Farmington, Hartford and be sure to check out the brand new Delamar Hotel in Blue Back Square!
I'd love to volunteer at the WeHa Whiskey Festival, how do I get involved?
Love to hear it! Kindly send Cynthia a message on our contact page and we can discuss volunteer options or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok but what about the legal information?
Distilleries, menus and schedule subject to change without notice. Chef or distillery cancellation is not grounds for a refund.
This event will be filmed and photographed. By accepting the ticket you have agreed that you may be videotaped or photographed incidental to the show. Smile!
“Management” means Pure Marketing, Inc, and their affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Pass user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Pass user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The Pass may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. You may receive information regarding products, new features, services newsletters and special offers on future events. We will not share information in the form of name, email address, or phone number to any third parties. Pass user consents to Management’s use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.