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From The Barrel - Des Moines' Whiskey Festival is BACK for a second year and will be taking place in downtown Des Moines, IA at The River Center!

A two day festival featuring nationwide and rare whiskey tastings, exclusive dinners, charity auctions, special booths from Iowa whiskeys, live  musical entertainment, cigar sales, contests, whiskey speakers, games, and more! 

Date: November 22nd & 23rd, 2019. TWO DAYS OF WHISKEY!
Tickets on Sale NOW! 

 



Schedule of Events

MUSIC LINEUP

Clare Dunn!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

WOMEN N' WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER with Clare Dunn

Doors: 5:30pm 
 

Our signature kick off dinner and concert benefiting Susan G Komen of Iowa. We put together 4 Des Moines best female chefs and have them create 4 dishes paired to Whiskeys! During your dinner enjoy entertainment from our speakers, auctioneers, and more! Dont forget about those special pours too! Clare Dunn is bringing her smash hits “Move On", “Tuxedo” and the emotional “Old Hat” to the Women N Whiskey Pairing Dinner! A special acoustic performance Friday night!

 

- Four course meal prepared by four of Iowa's best female chefs chosen for 2019. Our wonderful chefs, restaurants and local businesses include:

Fong's Pizza - Cedar Rapids - Tiffany Tillman
Fresh Wheatgrass Girl, LLC - Kerri Rush
The River Center - Haley Brown
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse-W. Des Moines - Michelle Booth

- Four hand picked whiskey tastings to pair with your courses from Red Booth Distillery

- A special speaking event and Q&A from our WNW Sponsor about your whiskey pairings. Details to come!​

- A special speaker and celebrity auction from Susan G Komen. 

SPEAKER LINEUP

Distillery Speaker

Special Guest 

Survivor Speech - 
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa

Festival & Tasting Day! 

MUSIC LINEUP

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Doors: 11am or noon - ticket type

Day two of the festival featuring nationwide, rare, Irish, Iowa local, high end, and even cheap whiskey tastings! Thats not all because you can enjoy great food, exclusive VIP areas and packages, live musical entertainment, cigar sales, contests, whiskey speakers, games, and more! Whiskey Fest is back and fun for everyone!

 

Some ticket tier items below:

- A special speaking event during early entry.

- A special tasting from Buffalo Trace only available in the VIP.​

- A special speaking event in the VIP from Buffalo Trace and a VIP Swag bag.​

- 8 included whiskey tasting for the day! Over 200 options in 2019

- Acoustic shows, bands, entertainment, activities and games all day!​

- A special speaking event and Q&A from our Whiskey Fest Title Sponsor about their whiskeys.​

- 2019 commemorative whiskey glass & swag items!

Our Artist for Saturday will be announced soon! 

PARKING

There will be a variety of parking around the area of The River Center but it's best to purchase a parking pass for the lot directly behind The River Center. You can purchase that onsite and pay at the lot. Each individual vehicle will need a parking ticket. More information & map of parking areas can be found at https://www.dsmwhiskeyfest.com

DATES & LOCATION

HOTEL PARTNERS

Residence Inn 

Discount off room rates. Give them a call at 515-202-6327 and ask for Des Moines Whiskey Fest Block! You can also click the link below to book online for the same deal. 

Friday, November 22nd 2019 – Doors: 5:30pm

Saturday, November 23rd 2019 – Doors: 11am/ noon 

 

The River Center 340 SW 3rd Street,

Des Moines, IA 50309

CONNECT

THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSORS!

THANK YOU TO OUR VIP SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR WOMEN N WHISKEY SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR WINE SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY ENTRY SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 WHISKEY BOARD COMPANIES