Whisky connoisseurs won’t want to miss what is arguably the greatest tasting event
One of the perks of living in or visiting Las Vegas is the abundance of world-class events. The 21st century has led to a resurgence of whisky popularity, and if it is your spirit of choice, you will want to take note of the 12th annual Nth 2023 Whisky and Spirits Experience being hosted at the Wynn resort on April 21-22.
What whisky connoisseur would not be interested in tasting more than 200 premium whiskies under one roof, presented by 80 plus exhibitors, with unparalleled Super Pours (named for their rarity and extreme high value), master classes hosted by the world’s most celebrated experts, and the chance to mingle with legendary master distillers, blenders and mixologists?
Origins of the Whisky Experience and Its Founder
For these reasons, unlike other whisky festivals that are becoming increasingly prevalent, this event is not billed as a tasting but rather an experience. It was founded by Mahesh Patel in 2011, one of the world’s preeminent whisky collectors whose personal vault holds upwards of 5,000 bottles with a combined monetary value of over $10 million. His idea from the beginning was to offer a luxury experience with face-to-face access to the whisky makers.
The Nth Ultimate Whisky and Spirits Experience has proven itself to be one of the premiere premium tasting events on the planet and arguably the best in the United States. It’s especially impressive as it is known for offering samplings of the most rare, unique and expensive whiskies and spirits from all the major houses worldwide, several of which are only available in limited release.
Regarding this year’s rendition, Mahesh Patel says, “The Nth Experience is a one-of-a-kind whisky and spirits tasting event and is only getting bigger and better each year with distillers from all around the world joining us. It’s an event with a diversity of brands, with limited attendance and super high-quality liquid. We have something new every year and this year look out for our Johnnie Walker stand.”
Learn More About the Connoisseur and High Roller Experiences
Two ticket packages are offered. The Connoisseur Experience, priced at $545, includes admission to the Nth 2023 Main Tasting Event on April 22 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., which will be held in the Wynn’s Margaux Ballroom. It also comes with a souvenir Glencairn Cut crystal glass and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from the Wynn catering team.
The $2,995 High Roller Experience includes two days of immersive tasting and education. The first day features exclusive master tastings and classes with whisky ambassadors, private access to the High Roller Lounge with more than 60 Super Pour whiskies (valued at more than $5,000 per bottle or $500 per dram), and a surprise unveiling of a new release. Plus, it offers guests an opportunity to network with other discerning whisky aficionados and industry legends and enjoy gourmet cuisine and a special gift. The second day has more master tastings and classes, admission to the Nth 2023 Main Tasting Event and a dinner reception after the Tasting.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit universalwhiskyexperience.com.