Why Whiskey? Bourbon and International Whiskey Tasting


Thursday, October 12th 4:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Level II - West Concourse - Meeting Room W202 C


Are you ready to taste? From California to London, thousands of people have been educated and entertained by Why Whiskey presented by whiskey expert and journalist Tom Fischer - founder of BourbonBlog.com and co-founder of the first Whiskey Sommelier Program in the world.

At $50 a ticket, the cost of the whiskey will exceed the price of entry.

More about Tom Fischer

Whiskey expert Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for American Whiskey and Bourbon. He is also the co-founder of the first of its kind Whisk(e)y Marketing School and Sommelier program, a 501(c) (3) non-profit in Austin Texas. As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, Fischer is a reguarly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, Fox News National, NPR, The Times and the BBC. He hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, consults both major and craft brands, judges spirits competitions, and makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events. Since creating BourbonBlog.com in 2005, Tom and his team have established relationships with the industry and consumers resulting in a strong following on social media including over 106,000 Twitter followers. Additionally, the team has produced hundreds of videos chronicling the rise of Bourbon and American whiskey with millions of views.

As a social media entrepreneur, Tom has taught media and marketing at college level in Oxford England and continues to teach at the Whisk(e)y Marketing School in Austin, Texas. Previously, he worked with Dawn Wells, "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island, Danny Glover, and Steve Martin to create SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho.

This led Fischer to create one of the first Bourbon documentaries of the era which grew into the birth of BourbonBlog.com.