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2018 Buffalo Whiskey Fest | Things to Do in Buffalo, NY | New York by Rail

march, 2019

23mar(mar 23)4:00 pm29(mar 29)7:00 pmBuffalo Whiskey Fest4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (29) Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 Event Organized By: Tommyrotter Distillery

Event Details

Buffalo Whiskey Fest

The first-ever Buffalo Whiskey Fest will feature over 75 brands of whiskey available for tasting at the historic Lafayette Hotel

Current Status: Cancelled for 2020 and 2021

Buffalo Whiskey Fest will feature over 75 brands of whiskey. | Photo by gthurman

Buffalo Whiskey Fest will feature over 75 brands of whiskey. | Photo by gthurman

The inaugural Buffalo Whiskey Fest is the event of the year for those dedicated to the exploration of whiskey varieties and the development of whiskey products as both an art and a science. Hosted by Tommyrotter Distillery and, the historic Lafayette Hotel located on 391 Washington Street in Buffalo, New York, will serve as a Mecca for both whiskey aficionados and those simply seeking to expand their palettes for spirits.

What to Expect at the Whiskey Festival

The first-time event will feature whiskeys from around the world and from around the United States. The list of brands to be tasted by Buffalo Whiskey Fest attendees is currently at 75 and still growing. In addition to having access to test the differences between ryes and bourbons on the first floor of the hotel, patrons with $35 general admission tickets will also be granted access to the Tomyrotter Distillery Manhattan Bar and the Four Roses Old Fashioned Bar. There will be an official “after party” at the Lucky Day Whiskey Bar, located on 320 Pearl Street in Buffalo.

Food from local Buffalo vendors and music supplied by a DJ will supplant the whiskey-tasting experience. A “special appearance” will be made by Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta, a rising Buffalo culinary operation from the former owner of the legendary Carmine’s restaurant, serving up both traditional family recipes alongside recent culinary innovations.

The festivities begin on Saturday, March 23rd, at 4:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.

How to Enjoy Buffalo Whiskey Fest

Taste a variety of whiskeys via Amtrak to Buffalo—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Buffalo-Exchange Street Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Syracuse office today at: 716-884-6666.


23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 29 (Friday) 7:00 pm


Hotel Lafayette

391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY, 14203