Event tickets on sale through Ticketmaster 10 a.m. Friday, May 21
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and The WhiskyX will bring an evening of elevated whisky tastings, live musical performances, award-winning restaurants and more to The Boulevard Pool on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The can’t-miss event will provide guests a curated mix of more than 60 whiskies from around the world, live sets from national recording artists St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Fitz & The Tantrums, a live podcast-viewing withcomedian Adam Carolla, an array of dishes from The Cosmopolitan’s award-winning Restaurant Collection and more.
“We are all excited to get back to as close to normal as possible and going big is the only way we know how to do things,” said The WhiskyX CEO Brian Murphy. “The WhiskyX was created for a new generation of whisky drinker – a generation that expects and deserves a multi-tiered event experience beyond just a whiskey tasting – while offering discoveries for seasoned connoisseurs. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has so many elements in its portfolio that are right in line with what guests of The WhiskyX want, it’s the perfect venue for The WhiskyX Weekend.”
“The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is thrilled to partner with The WhiskyX to bring what is sure be an unforgettable evening at The Boulevard Pool,” said The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Vice President of Entertainment, Fedor Banuchi. “The resort has remained at the forefront of the Las Vegas food, beverage and entertainment scene for the last ten years. We look forward to welcoming back guests to once again enjoy live entertainment, award-winning restaurants and exclusive whisky tastings as Las Vegas continues to rebound.”
Surrounded by the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip skyline, guests can take in the sweeping views while sampling new, up and coming whisky brands such as Teeling, Aberlour and Clyde May’s, and savor bites from The Cosmopolitan’s Restaurant Collections, including pork belly buns from Momofuku by David Chang and sister restaurant Bāng Bar’s famed fold ups, arroz de pollo y setas silvestres from Jaleo by José Andrés, porchetta sandwiches by Lardo, a signature dish from STK, mini classic burgers from Holsteins and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken tender plates.
Brandon Baptiste, Vice President of Brands at The WhiskyX says, “We’ve curated an exciting array of whiskies from all categories including American, Scotch, Irish, Single Malts and Rye, from around the world. Guests will be able to meet some of the actual makers of these whiskies and taste not only some of these new emerging brands, but also the classic spirits with their exciting innovations and cocktails. Set outside on the pool deck with the lights of Vegas as the backdrop, it’s going to be an awesome experience to discover great whiskies.”
The evening will culminate in a concert, bringing the night to a crescendo. This year’s headliners are Alabama-based rock and roll soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and multi-platinum artists Fitz & the Tantrums, who have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bona fide hitmakers, performing countless sold-out headlining shows and bringing crowds to their feet at music festivals around the world including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.
Special guests will include the Adam Carolla Show Live from the WhiskyX. “We’ve worked with The WhiskyX and included whisky discovery as part of our show. As life-long spirits fans, we’re excited to join the lineup at The WhiskeyX weekend, to show our audience and all the great brands and cocktails that are new in the world of Whiskey” said Carolla.
The evening will be hosted by Dan Dunn, best-selling author and creator of the podcast “What We’re Drinking with Dan Dunn.” Additional special guests and programming to be announced in the near future.
Tickets for The WhiskyX at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will go on sale on Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PST on Tickestmaster.com HERE. Artist pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. PST with code TANTRUMS or BROKENBONES. Additional Bandsintown (Code: BITWHISKY), Facebook (Code: FBWHISKY) and venue presale to follow on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets start at $75, plus applicable taxes and fees.