This years event will span both the inside ballrooms of the Park Vista along with the outdoor lawn. (We will move the entire event inside if weather conditions outside aren't ideal). Inside you'll sample whiskey, talk to the distillers, and listen in on an evening of Whiskey Conversations. Outside, the distilleries will serve signature cocktails while listening to live music under the night sky. Food will be available both inside and outside. 


by Executive Chef, Jeremy Hemen (BIO) 

Smoked Foods Station Includes

Smoked Boneless Chicken Thighs

Smoked Pulled Pork with True Appalachian Sorghum BBQ Sauce 

Slider Buns, Cole Slaw, Bread & Butter Pickles,
Pickled Red Onions & Tobacco Onions

Smoked Rainbow Trout Stuffed Mushrooms 

Vegetable Station Includes

Roasted Asparagus with Bacon Lardons
& Warm Bacon Vinaigrette 

Roasted Broccoli with Pickled Red Onions & Toasted Almonds 

Corn on the Cob with Basil & Garlic Butter 

Beans & Cornbread Station Includes

Traditional Appalachian Style Soup Beans

Buttermilk Cornbread 

Braised Collard Greens, Shredded Smoked Ham Hock, Scallions, Tennessee Chow-Chow

Carved by our Chefs

Sweet Tea Brined Pork Loin with Green Tomato Chutney 

Herb & Horseradish Crusted Striploin with
Au Jus & Horseradish Cream Sauce


Strawberry Shortcake 

Moon Pie Bread Pudding 

Sweet Cinnamon Drop Biscuits with Preserves 


In Tennessee we take our music very seriously! We’re excited to announce our musical guests of the evening JP Harris & The Barstool Romeos!



The Park Vista provides guests with a true mountain experience. Surrounded by miles of scenic hiking trails the hotel is also near popular trout fishing and fly fishing spots. offers sweeping views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. With Mt. LeConte and Sugarland Mountains in the south, Cove Mountain to the west, Big Ridge to the northeast and Grapeyard Ridge to the east, the Smoky Mountain range is an exciting and unblemished natural park. Gatlinburg, Tennessee's climate and old growth forest make the Great Smoky Mountains National Park an area wealthy with a diverse collection of plant and animal species. On October 6 the leaves on the mountain trees will be starting to change. Bring your camera!


There are many extraordinary hotels, cabins, and condos. We advise you to book as soon as possible as October is peak season for Gatlinburg. Find lodging here: