June 16-17 • Resorts World Las Vegas

Don’t miss an unforgettable weekend immersion into the world of luxury spirits, wine, and craft beer. Gold and Double Gold Tasting Alliance winners will lead grand tasting events and Master Classes, with the finest being revealed as Best In Show at the awards gala. So much to taste. So much to see. So much to learn. So much to love.

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Gold Level Exhibitors

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"There’s nothing like Top Shelf anywhere in the world. It’s a must attend."

– Kyle McHugh, Director of Brand Advocacy, Samson & Surrey

The First Event of Its Kind

Grand Tastings

Sip and savor one of the most impressive curated collections from brands like Highland Park, Heaven Hill, The Sassenach, Bacardi, Bulleit, Barrell Craft Spirits, Coconut Cartel, and many more.

Master Classes

VIP ticket holders can expand their spirits knowledge and level up their palate with Highland Park, Widow Jane, Sake School of America, Blue Run, El Tesoro, and Patrón.

Best In Show

Double Gold and Gold medal winners from worldwide Tasting Alliance competitions squared off in a blind judging by the world’s foremost experts. The winners will be named Best In Show at the Award Show Gala.

Pictured: Shaylyn Gammon, Whiskey Director Blue Run Spirits


Meet, network, and learn from brand founders, master distillers, and industry experts.

Pictured: Danielle Zighelboim, Founder Coconut Cartel

Incredible Food

Enjoy delicious gourmet food pairings crafted to complement your drinks and your experience.

Awards Gala - SOLD OUT!

Sit down with fellow spirit lovers and icons of the industry to find out who will win the coveted Best In Show awards.

Book Your Top Shelf Hotel Now

We have reserved a dedicated room block at Resorts World Las Vegas for a discounted rate of $140 per night, run-of-the-hotel. (Rate is valid through 5/25/23 or until the room block sells out.)

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VIP Weekend Pass: $495 (SAVE $255)

1-Day Pass: Friday, 6/16 or Saturday, 6/17

General Admission: $295 | VIP $375

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Master Classes

Academia Patrón

Friday, June 16 at 5:30pm

Naughty or Nice: What Does It Mean To Be 100% Tequila.

Presenter: Egor Polonskiy, Education & Mixology Team for Patrón Tequila

Portrait of Heather Greene

Milam & Greene

Friday, June 16 at 5:30pm

What is Luxury Whiskey?

Presenter: Heather Greene, Whiskey Collector, New York Times Shortlisted Author and CEO of Milam and Greene

Portrait of Brett Wyman


Friday, June 16 at 6:30pm

Lagavulin & Steak: A Rare Tasting.

Presenter: Brett Wyman, Brand Ambassador

Blue Run Craft Spirits

Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm

The Science Behind the Art: A Flavor Journey.

Presenter: Shaylyn Gammon, Whiskey Director Blue Run Spirits

El Tesoro

Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm

The Art of Tequila.

Presenter: Luis Navarro, Senior Brand Ambassador

James Squire

Proximo Spirits

Friday, June 16 8:30 PM

Cristalino Colección de Mexico Presents: The World of Cristalino and the Newest Expressions in Aged Tequila.

Presenter: James Squire


Saturday, June 17 at 1:00pm

A Match Made in Jalisco: French Oak and Agave.

Presenter: Jim Ruane, Chief Growth Officer, Cierto Tequila

Sake School of America

Saturday, June 17 at 1:00pm

Delve into Japanese Craft Spirits, Shochu & Awamori

Presenter: Toshio Ueno, VP and Co-Founder Sake School of America


Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm

Mortlach: Terroir Vs Merroir A multisensory experiment with Scotch and Caviar.

Presenter: Brett Wyman, Brand Ambassador

Widow Jane Distillery

Saturday, June 17 at 3:00pm

Widow Jane: Water, Wood & Whiskey.

Presenter: Kyle McHugh, Director of Brand Advocacy, Samson & Surrey

Brother's Bond

Saturday, June 17 at 3:00pm

Elevate your Whiskey Game.

Presenter: Andy Seymour, renowned cocktail expert

Highland Park Whisky Distillery

Saturday, June 17 at 4:00pm

A Taste of Orkney.

Presenter: Karri Kiyuna, Brand Specialist

Tasting Experience Exhibitors

Top Shelf Tasting Experience is hosted by ReserveBar and The Tasting Alliance

ReserveBar is the established e-commerce leader in luxury and ultra-premium spirits, champagne, and wine.

The Tasting Alliance operates the largest portfolio of spirits and wine competitions in the world.


When Is Top Shelf?

The Top Shelf Tasting Experience event will be held Friday, June 16, 2023 through Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Where is the event located?

The event will be held at Resorts World Las Vegas in the Orchid and Lily Ballrooms.

How Much Do Tickets To Top Shelf Cost?

Friday or Saturday General Admission: $295. Friday VIP or Saturday VIP Admission: $375. Weekend (Friday & Saturday) VIP Admission: $495. Gala Admission: $250.

What’s The Difference Between A General Admission And A VIP Ticket?

General admission holders will receive a tasting glass, gift bag, premium food and beverage throughout the various events, and hundreds of samples to try. In addition to the benefits above of general admission, VIP ticket holders will receive admission into the event an hour earlier than general admission, as well as complimentary access to each of the master class sessions.

Do you sell tickets on-site at the event?

Although we will not sell tickets on-site at Resorts World, you are able to continue to purchase tickets online while space is available.

What is the schedule of events?

Friday, June 16, 2023 5:30PM VIP Grand Tasting 6:30PM General Admission Grand Tasting Breakouts | Master Classes Signature Branded Events Saturday, June 17, 2023 1:00PM VIP Grand Tasting 2:00PM General Admission Grand Tasting Breakouts | MasterClasses 6:00PM The Top Shelf Gala

Do I have to pre-register for master class sessions?

Pre-registering for master classes is not required, however, space is offered on a first-come-first-service basis. Keep in mind that these master classes may sell out and making your selections on our ticketing site guarantees a seat. Once you select your VIP ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to submit your preference on master classes.

When will I receive my event attendee wristband?

Attendee wristbands will not be mailed in advance and will be distributed on-site at the time of registration at the event.

Can I stay at the hotel where the event is being hosted?

We have reserved a dedicated room block at Resorts World Las Vegas at a special rate starting at $140 per night, run-of-hotel. The rate is good until May 25, 2023, or until the room block sells out. Please use the link provided here to reserve your room before they are sold out!

Is there parking at the hotel?

Resorts World Las Vegas offers paid parking at a flat rate of $10 per entry. Convenient valet parking is also available, ranging from $25 – $75. Patrons are encouraged to park in the guest parking garage off Goh Tong Way and Sammy Davis Jr. Valet and Rideshare options are available off Goh Tong Way at South Valet.

What if I lose my tasting glass?

If you lose your tasting glass, we will have hotel-provided glassware for use at the event to continue your tasting experience. We will not be replacing lost tasting glasses.

Will there be food and beverages provided?

A premium buffet will be available throughout the event to ensure attendees are balancing between samples. There will be no outside food and beverages allowed in the tasting room and master classes.

Will there be non-alcoholic beverages available?

There will be a variety of non-alcoholic beverages provided throughout the event to enjoy.

Do I need individual vouchers for each tasting pour?

We do not require vouchers to redeem tasting pours. Tasting pours are included in both the general admission and VIP ticket pricing.

There’s a brand on your list that I’m excited to try - how do I find it at the event?

Please view our top brands listed on the event landing page as we get closer to the event date. We will share a map of available brands a month prior to the event start date.

I lost my ticket. Can I have another one?

Unfortunately, we will not be replacing lost tickets for the event. Please be sure to save your event confirmation to redeem your wristband on-site at the registration desk.

What is the cancellation policy?

Ticket cancellations will not be allowed. However, if you are unable to attend the event, you are able to transfer your ticket to another guest.

How can I become a sponsor or exhibitor at the event?

Please contact one of the below members for sponsorship opportunity inquiries: The Tasting Alliance Amanda Blue, COO [email protected] ReserveBar Kate Zaman, SVP Marketing [email protected]

I’m an exhibitor - where do I find information about my booth, marketing, and other exhibitor details?

Please visit the exhibitor portal or contact Taylor Vasquez with our Events Management team for any exhibitor details: Taylor Vasquez Elevated Meeting Solutions [email protected]