1. Jersey City Whiskey Fest

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Although Whiskey Fest isn’t located in New York City, it’s just a stone’s throw away in Jersey City. Now in its second year, the event features unlimited samples of over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits, including Scotch, Irish, Tennessee, high-end rum and cognac. In addition to these beverages, food vendors and music is offered at the festival, which takes place inside Jersey City’s Harborside Plaza Atrium.

This means guests will also have the opportunity to see the beautiful New York City skyline while mingling among master distillers, blenders, and industry experts. You’ll also get a whiskey tasting glass — not only to sample the drinks, but also to take home as a souvenir.

Next, check out a few of NYC’s pet cafes and get to know the Shop Cats of NYC. Buy the book Shop Cats of New York on Amazon.