Whiskey Revival

Expect plenty of national and international whiskeys at Golden Nugget’s Whiskey Revival.

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Whiskey is liquid sunshine,” and while that’s not a hard fact, it’s a metaphor that many of us can get behind. And at Golden Nugget’s Whiskey Revival, there’s plenty of liquid sunshine to go around. Here are five things you need to know about this epic revival.

1 The festival. Calling all cocktail connoisseurs, at the seventh-annual Whiskey Revival at Golden Nugget guests are welcome to sample whiskeys, craft spirits, moonshines and barrel-barley beers from all over the country. With complimentary educational seminars as well as mixology classes, the festival is as much about learning (the fun kind, we promise) as it is buzz inducing. The action happens from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday in The Grand Ballroom.

2 The whiskey. The liquor lineup for the Whiskey Revival is nothing short of a who’s who of the distillery world, with whiskeys available from Uncle Nearest, The Dalmore, Sagamore, Ragtime, Penelope, Patron, Maker’s Mark, King of Scots, Jura, Glenfiddich, Dad’s Hat, Bib & Tucker, and many, many more.

3 The tunes. Sipping whiskey without music? You may as well be at home. Fortunately, the annual Whiskey Revival includes music from the John McNutt Band. With an enormous repertoire of cover songs — with specialties that include The Beatles, Eric Clapton and the others from the British Invasion — the John McNutt Band elevates an event to a serious revival.

4 The specials for veterans. We’re firm believers in supporting our veterans, so we were thrilled to find out that Golden Nugget is offering a “thank you” to active and retired military veterans for their service. With valid credentials, veterans can enjoy a discounted ticket ($45 instead of $59) to the Whiskey Revival.

5 The post-parties. Don’t want the party to end? Don’t worry. Keep the fun going by heading to The Wave in Golden Nugget for music from Split Decision from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., or head to Rush Lounge for Big Daddy Duo from 8 p.m. to midnight, and All Souled Out from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.