CHICAGO (Sept. 15) – On Saturday, November 15, The Field Museum will be home to the inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival. The premiere event will feature a wide variety of whiskeys and cocktails to sample at The Field Museum, as well as guided discussions from distillers and industry leaders for guests to expand their knowledge of the classic spirit.

Lively Water Whiskey Festival will cater to whiskey connoisseurs as much as those looking for an introduction to the spirit. Admission includes sampling from a variety of expressions, interactive mixology sessions explaining how to create crowd-pleasing cocktails at home, as well as panelists and information sessions about the industry. The festival will feature a variety of rare and unique whiskeys that can be sampled by purchasing a “Special Reserves” ticket for $10. These expressions will be available in limited quantities.

“We’re excited to partner with The Field Museum and premiere Lively Water Whiskey Festival there this fall. The event will cater to both whiskey enthusiasts and those just beginning to venture into the world of whiskey,” says Amanda Hogue, Event Director at Red Frog Events, the company behind the festival. “Guests will enjoy a variety of samples of both their favorite brands and discover new ones.”

Tickets are now available. GA starts at $65 and VIP starts at $105. For more information, including the growing list of distillers and expressions at Lively Water Whiskey Festival, head to or contact Jordan Diehl at or (309) 507-2595.

Discover why original distillers called whiskey “lively water.” Sip on a variety of styles, learn from master distillers, and taste unique whiskey cocktails. Lively Water Whiskey Festival welcomes those looking to expand their knowledge, as well as those that have been loyal to the whiskey spirit for years.


Red Frog Events is an event production company known for its success pioneering the experiential entertainment industry and its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization.