Celebrating Women in Whisk(e)y

Whisk(E)y Tampa Foxtrot

For our third annual Whisk(E)y Tampa Foxtrot, we’ve added even more events as we celebrate the women in whisk(e)y who help propel the industry forward.

Enjoy several nights of seated tastings, classes and dinners followed by the grand tasting on Saturday where you can sample more than 200 hand crafted whisk(e)ys. Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits, and the Epicurean Hotel will once again host this year’s events.

Event proceeds and opportunities to win will benefit Operation First Response, Jackson In Action 83 Foundation, and Southeastern Guide Dogs through the Laxer Family Foundation.

Seminars & Dinners

Indulge and Learn

Wednesday, November 6

George Dickel Dinner

$125 / Person

Wednesday | 11/6 | 6:30pm


With the variety in age, blending, proof, and mash bill, it makes perfect sense to pair American whisky with five courses of culinary delights. We will kick off this year’s women in whisk(e)y tribute with a dinner highlighting the expressions from the George Dickel Distillery.

The Macallan & Cheese Tasting

$90 / Person

Wednesday | 11/6 | 6:30pm
Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits


Both whisky and cheese making are sophisticated arts defined by traditions and time-honored processes. Complex to master, but easy to enjoy – especially together – The Macallan’s range of flavor notes are the perfect complement to the rich creaminess of artisan cheeses.

Thursday, November 7

Woodford Reserve Dinner

$125 / Person

Thursday | 11/7 | 6:30pm


Enjoy the best Kentucky has to offer during our Woodford Reserve dinner at Haven. Join us for a cocktail reception before dinner, then get whisked away by guest Chef Rosana Rivera from Xilo and Chef Chad Johnson from Haven as they expertly prepare five courses paired with a variety of expressions.

Bern’s Compass Box Release

$125 / Person

Thursday | 11/7 | 6:30pm
Epicurean Theatre


This special seated tasting release of Bern’s second Compass Box collaboration will take place in the Epicurean Theatre with whiskymaker Jill Boyd of Compass Box Whisky Company. Be one of a few select to taste the Bern’s Limited Edition Compass Box #1 next to our newest project – side by side for the first time.

WhistlePig Dinner

$175 / Person

Thursday | 11/7 | 6:30pm
Bern’s Steak House


For the first time since WhiskEy Tampa Foxtrot began two years ago, we will hold an intimate whiskey dinner at Bern’s Steak House in the Florentine Room. Guest Chef Rachel Bennet from The Library will return to Bern’s and again cook alongside Chef Habteab Hamde.

Friday, November 8

Michter’s Dinner

$225 / Person 

Friday | 11/8 | 6:30pm


Our final five-course dinner of the week will take place at Haven in the Chef Suite. Enjoy a reception cocktail and meet Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of Maturation and Executive Vice President – General Manager. As the evening progresses, indulge in courses from our guest Chef Kathleen Blake from The Rusty Spoon and Haven’s Chef Chad Johnson while Andrea shares her labors of love over the Michter’s expressions paired with each course.

Old Forester Mixology & Tasting

$75 / Person

Friday | 11/8 | 6:30pm
Epicurean Theatre


Enjoy an interactive course on mixology while tasting through six expressions of Old Forester and sipping on perfect cocktail creations. Brown-Forman Bourbon Brand Ambassador Shayna Kaufman will host this high-energy event in the Epicurean Theatre. Sit back and nosh on an exquisitely paired plate of artisanal cheese and charcuterie while Shayna preaches the whiskey gospel.

The Grand Tasting

Saturday 11.9

 Sample more than 200 world-class whiskeys.

General Admission

$95 / Person


Sample more than 200 whiskeys and bites presented by some of Tampa’s most desirable restaurants. Plus, enjoy music, a cigar rolling station, and new this year – our Whiskey & Chocolate Lounge in the Epicurean Theatre.

VIP Admission

$175 / Person

Early Admission at 12pm

Includes early entry and access to exclusive bottles. Plus, take in the sights from the VIP cocktail lounge located at the EDGE rooftop bar, enjoy music, a cigar rolling station, and new this year – our Whiskey & Chocolate Lounge in the Epicurean Theatre.

Benefitting Our Nation’s Veterans

WhiskEy Tampa Foxtrot supports Operation First Response, Jackson In Action 83 Foundation, and Southeastern Guide Dogs through the Laxer Family Foundation.

OFR's mission is to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs.

Southeastern Guide Dogs trains dogs for people who are blind and for veterans, providing our premier dogs and lifetime services at no cost, without any government funding.

Jackson in Action logo

Jackson in Action 83 Foundation provides support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children.

The Laxer Family Foundation mission is to support and enhance the lives of at risk and aspiring youth as well as our honored US Veterans.