Whiskey Riot, Buffalo’s largest annual whiskey festival, returns to Buffalo Riverworks this year with more craft spirits than ever before on February 18 (4pm).

Attendees will be able to try more than 150 whiskies, while also enjoying whiskey cocktails, opportunities to meet master distillers, and more. You’ll be able to sample wares from Old Forester, Brothers Bond, Woodford Reserve, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Laphroaig, Four Roses, Bruichladdich, Michter’s, West Cork and many more.

Known nationally as the event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious, Whiskey Riot brings an extraordinary list of whiskey brands under one roof for one night only plus creates an immersive experience unlike anything else in town.


General admission tickets are $75 and include admission for:

  • Samples of 150+ types of whiskey
  • An official Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home
  • Whiskey cocktails from great brands
  • Access to cigar-smoking tent
  • Get tickets: Here
VIP tickets are $150 and include admission to:

  • VIP early entry (3 – 4 PM)
  • Special access to limited edition and rare whiskies that will not be available during the General Admission time
  • Exclusive uncrowded VIP hour ahead of general Whiskey Riot start time: 1 hour early entry for exclusive access to every whiskey brand and cocktail bar
  • Samples of 150+ types of whiskey
  • An official Whiskey Riot tasting glass to take home
  • Whiskey cocktails from great brands
  • Access to cigar-smoking tent
  • A private sitting and dining area on the upstairs balcony
  • Included full-meal buffet (multiple choices of appetizers and entrees (pasta, beef, chicken)
  • Get tickets: Here


  • Date: Saturday, February 18
  • Time: General admission 4-7 pm // VIP 3 – 7 pm
  • Location: Buffalo RiverWorks
  • Cost: General admission $75 per session // VIP $150 per session
  • Must be 21 and over to attend. No exceptions.
  • Get tickets: Here

Purchase tickets here.