FAQ’s

When is the Mountain West Whiskey Festival?

The Mountain West Whiskey Festival will be held on March 3, 2018 at 5:30pm. (VIP entry is at 4:30pm)

Where is the festival being held?

The Mountain West Whiskey Festival will be held at The Rushmore Hotel at 445 Mt. Rushmore Road in downtown Rapid City, SD.  

Who should I contact with press inquiries?

All press inquiries should be directed to Andy Young (Andy.Young@TheHomeSliceGroup.com)

How much do tickets cost?

$75/person General Admission, $100/person VIP and new this year, we are offering a $125/Preimum VIP ticket.  For the price of admission you get to sample from our 40 different whiskies,  hors d’Oeuvres and live concert.  Thats dinner, drinks, concert and an unforgettable experience for one price!

Whiskey is not your thing but you still want to experience the Mountain West Whiskey Festival? Thats ok, there is a $35 ticket that gets you access to hors d’Oeuvres and concert.  We will also have a cash bar set up from 5:30pm until the end of the concert.

I will be attending the Mountain West Whiskey Festival but I do not live in Rapid City. Where should I stay?

The Rushmore Hotel is in the heart of downtown Rapid City and the site of the Mountain West Whiskey Festival.  A special $64 Mountain West Whiskey Festival rooms rate is available for attendees, just use the group code ‘8622’ when making your reservation online or mention the Whiskey Festival when calling (605) 348-8300.

If I feel I cannot drive after the event will there be a shuttle or taxi service to take me home?

If after the Mountain West Whiskey Festival you feel you are unable to get home safely, you can make arrangements at the front desk of The Rushmore Hotel to take a shuttle ride home. We ask that you please do not drive intoxicated!

Can I bring a camera or a video camera to the Mountain West Whiskey Festival?

Sure! In fact, we would like you to encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you please, and we hope that you will be generous enough to share them with us! Please feel free to tag your posts with #MountainWestWhiskeyFestival on Facebook, Instagram or send us a link (@MWWhiskeyFest).

Will there be any premium or rare whiskies to try?

Absolutely. Check out our whiskey list on the homepage to see who will be there.  

Will there be food and drinks, other than whiskey, at the Mountain West Whiskey Festival?

Yes! There will be cash bar set up if Whiskey isn’t your ‘thing’ as well as complimentary water.  Aside from the great variety of whiskey, catering will be provided by Enigma and will be a focal point of the Mountain West Whiskey Festival experience.

Where do I purchase tickets?

 Tickets will also be available at the front desk of The Rushmore hotel or you may purchase tickets here. You will get an e-ticket with purchase that must be printed out and brought to the festival.

Are children allowed at the festival?

Sorry, no children. All attendees must be 21-yrs or older. Everyone will need a valid ID to enter the festival. 

When I find a bottle I love at the Mountain West Whiskey Festival, can I buy it there?

Unfortunately, no, there will not be any whiskey for sale at the Whiskey Festival. If you find something you love, we would be happy to direct you to the local liquor store that carries it.

Do I need to bring my own glass?

No, there will be glassware provided at the event.

How will I know where to go on Saturday to taste my favorite whiskies?

We will provide all our guests with a comprehensive site map, locating the different whiskies.