Welcome to the third annual Houston Whiskey Social. The largest annual Whiskey tasting in Texas featuring more than 300+ different Whiskies from around the world, select Single Barrel offerings and fine food to match.

The only place in Texas you'll find Vintage Spirits going back decades.


Attire is Cocktail/Collared Shirt Required for men, Jacket NOT required

Shorts, Short sleeves or athletic attire are not acceptable.



Saturday, July 28th from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST) *****



General Admission 7:00 – 9:30 pm

  • Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres (while supplies last)

  • Commemorative HWS Whiskey Glencairn

  • Sampling of a wide range of whiskies from around the world and other fine spirits

  • Access to a tasting and Whiskey discussion master class led by brand ambassadors from several brands

V.I.P. Admission 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In addition to what general admission ticket holders receive (Below)

  • V.I.P. ticket holders gain admission an hour earlier.

  • Access to several Limited and Exclusive Expressions. Full list of expressions to be emailed and posted before the event.

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection V.I.P. Tasting 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm (Only 50 Tickets)

In addition to what VIP ticket holders receive

  • A full sampling of the highly coveted Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in a class lead by the brand.

  1. George T Stagg
  2. William Larue Weller
  3. Thomas Handy Rye
  4. Eagle Rare 17
  5. Sazerac 18

Pappy Van Winkle V.I.P. Tasting 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

(Only 50 Tickets)

In addition to what VIP ticket holders receive

  • A full sampling of the highly coveted Pappy Van Winkle Collection in a class lead by the brand.

  1. Old Rip Van Winkle 10
  2. Van Winkle Lot B
  3. Pappy Van Winkle 15
  4. Pappy Van Winkle 20
  5. Pappy Van Winkle 23



We look forward to sharing this with you.

The Houston Whiskey Social is very proud of the Men and Woman who serve and have served this country proudly. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Warriors for Freedom.

Warriors for Freedom Foundation is a charitable, organization that provides support to our nation’s heroes and their families in the areas of outdoor activities, scholarships, legal assistance, and mental health and wellness as well as to promote awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Combat Stress Reaction (CSR).

Houston Whiskey Social Tickets will be available for purchase online only and all sales are final.


The Citadel in Houston
12130 Kirby Dr, Houston Texas 77045

Kristopher Hart


Special Guests include:
Al Young



Al Young
Lifelong Ambassador to Four Roses

Four Roses Bourbon’s Brand Ambassador Al Young is among the world’s whisky(ey) royalty.

Young has been with Four Roses for 47 years, serving in a variety of roles in quality control and management. In 1990, he became distillery manager of Four Roses’ Lawrenceburg, Kentucky facility and in 2007 was named Four Roses brand ambassador, a role that has him criss-crossing the country sharing the story of Four Roses and its bourbons. He is also historian for the storied 127-year old Kentucky bourbon brand, having researched archives, distillery records, news accounts, photos and artifacts in order to write the coffee-table book “Four Roses: The Return of a Whiskey Legend,” published in 2010.

**Event details are subject to change

**All sales are final

**Samples are available at check in for anyone of legal age that asks regardless of tickets purchased.