The good folks at Malt Advocate realize that today every dollar counts, but they still want you to come to WhiskyFest Chicago and enjoy yourself, and they also don't want you to miss a single issue of Malt Advocate.
So, they have decided to reduce the WhiskyFest Chicago regular admission ticket price to $95 (a $20 savings) and include a complimentary one-year subscription to Malt Advocate for anyone buying a ticket (an $18 value).
Go here to order tickets.
WhiskeyFest Chicago is on Wednesday, April 1, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. I know that seems like a long time from now, but it always sells out, so don't wait too long.
If you already bought your ticket at the old, higher price, they'll give you a refund on the difference.
If you've never been, here's the drill. With your admission, you get a glass. The hall is full of booths from different whiskey producers: Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, and Japanese. You go from booth to booth and taste the whiskeys. The list of participating whiskeys is here.
If you want to, you can also go to presentations by various speakers. That list is here.
There is also food, pretty good food and plenty of it, definitely enough to qualify as dinner.
Like most things that cover the whiskey waterfront, WhiskeyFest Chicago is scotch-heavy, but there is so much to taste that you can limit yourself to American whiskey and still have plenty to do for the event's entire three-hour duration.