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Inaugural Whiskey Riot event heads to Austin this weekend

New festival alert.

A group of people hold out their glasses for whiskey at a bar, with people behind the bar holding bottles.

Taste whiskeys and meet master distillers at this weekend’s inaugural Whiskey Riot event.

Photo by Kathy Tran for Whiskey Riot

Have you ever wanted to try 200+ whiskies in one day?

Now’s your chance. The first annual Austin Whiskey Riot takes place this Saturday, April 8. The inaugural event is expected to be the largest whiskey event in the region, and will include local, regional, and international brands.

Guests will be able to meet with master distillers, test out cocktails — and sip on some whiskey, of course.

General admission tickets for the event cost $90, and include an official Whiskey Riot tasting glass. VIP attendees — who pay $160 for a ticket — will get the glass, plus early entry and a dinner from LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue.

Get tickets here for the event, which takes place from 4-7 p.m. at Distribution Hall.