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Thursday, July 21 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meet the Distillers Happy Hour

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Meet the Distillers is our homage to the people and spirits that make the world such an interesting place to drink. In 2016, this annual event returns with a display of craft spirits that’s bigger and better than ever before. More than 50 distillers from across the country and around the world will be serving up their creations neat as The Deltaz, a nationally-touring band from California, fill the room with their own brand of folk, country, blues and rock. Join us for this special Happy Hour as distillers share the secrets behind their craft spirits.  

A special edition Tales of the Cocktail Glencairn Crystal glass will be provided to each guest. 

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A. Smith Bowman

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today's standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia's first settlers.
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Arvero

Established in 1996, the Nastro D’oro distillery produces the typical liqueurs of the ­Sorrento Peninsula. The quality of the handcrafted products is sustained through the careful selection of natural ingredients and the authenticity of the traditional recipes. Árvero is produced and bottled in the surroundings of the picturesque Massa Lubrense (NA). A true Árvero has its roots in the peninsula bordering the south of the... Read More →
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Azunia Tequila

Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir in every sip. It is the exclusive export of AgaverosUnidos de Amatitán and its second-generation, family-owned-and-operated Rancho Miravalle estate, which has created exceptional tequila for nearly 20 years. Made with 100% pure Weber Blue Agave grown in dedicated fields of the Jalisco lowlands, we harvest by hand and roast the organic agave in... Read More →
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Balcones Distilling

In only its seventh year in business, Balcones has gone on to acquire over 145 accolades and awards from respected judges, panels and competitions around the globe, cementing its position as one of the most highly regarded craft whisky distilleries in the world. Balcones Distillery has been bestowed with such titles as 2012 and 2014 Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year by Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky, 2012 Global Whisky Distillery of the... Read More →
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Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

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Black Dirt Distillery

Black Dirt Distillery began in 2003 as NY state's first micro distillery. From the beginning this distillery has been using ingredients sourced directly from the Black Dirt region, creating some of the most vibrant spirits to emerge on the market in generations.
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Cathead Distillery

Mississippi's Distillery located just north of Jackson, MS established in 2010.
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CH-Dogma

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Château du Tariquet

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Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

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Coppersea Distilling

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De Borgen Distillery

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Distillery No. 209

Registered Distillery No. 209 was established in St. Helena, California in 1882. It was the 209th distillery permitted in the United States, hence our name. Recreated in 2005, this artisanal, modern-styled gin is created from start to finish by one person, with a distinctive aromatic nose of predominantly floral and citrus notes with just a whisper of juniper using all natural botanicals sourced from four continents. No. 209 Gins are now... Read More →
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Don Ciccio & Figli

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Four Pillars Gin

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Glencairn Crystal Studios

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Greenhook Ginsmiths

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Lasserre Honey Cognac

This beautiful French bottle design has the name LASSERRE engraved in 24K Gold... The "Fluer de Lis" symbol is a representation of French Royalty and in that sense is said to signify perfection, light, and life...  | | LASSERRE is made with 99% of natural ingredients. This drink is the creation of a very smooth and tasteful cognac liqueur blended with honey as well as other spices and secrets from France. It is so smooth that it can be... Read More →
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Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky

Lot No.40 the hidden gem of Canadian Whisky is expertly distilled in small batches using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. By distilling in a single copper pot still, the result is a whisky that starts off earthy and woody tasting and then becomes full bodied and complex with a velvety vanilla oak finish.
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Lyon Distilling Co.

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New Columbia Distillers

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New Holland Artisan Spirits

After over a decade of craft-brewing, distilling was a natural extension for us. As perpetual students of fermentation, the art of creating alcohol, the next step of distilling into a more pure state, came easy. We coax flavor all the way from the brewhouse through our Prohibition-era still and into the barrel or the bottle, until it meets your glass. Our philosophy remains true; we are dedicated to discovering artful nuances while delivering... Read More →
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Papa's Pilar Rum

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Rhum Clément

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Rhum Damoiseau

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Sandeman Port

Sandeman Port
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Sibona

Sibona is situated in the Roero zone, in the communal district of Piboesi d’Alba, a few ­miles from Alba. It was founded approximately one hundred years ago on the former premise of an old kiln. The distillery is located in the center of an important wine zone, where the most typical vines of Piedmont are cultivated: Nebbiolo from Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero wines are created according to their own zones of production, as well as... Read More →
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The Walter Collective

The Walter Collective was formed to create unique spirits. By using distinct and exceptional ingredients and by partnering with forward-thinking craft distillers, we’re able to create spirits that both honor tradition and bring new sensations to the palate. | | These are small-batch, modern spirits that celebrate craft distilling and the artisanal food movement. Please visit thewaltercollective.com to learn more about our company, our... Read More →
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Tuthilltown Spirits

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits here in the Hudson Valley.
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Two James Spirits

Two James Spirits is proud to be the first licensed distillery in the City of Detroit since Prohibition. At Two James, our passion lies in creating small, handcrafted batches of premium spirit, using locally sourced ingredients that highlight Michigan’s diverse agricultural abundance and more importantly the vitality of the people of the upper-Midwest. Along with our signature Catcher's Rye Whiskey, crafted from 100% Michigan Rye Grain... Read More →
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Vias Imports Ltd.

Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, represents the most comprehensive portfolio of Italian wines in the United States. Our portfolio highlights a vast array of over 200 native indigenous varietals that embody the distinct character and terrain of each of Italy’s diverse regions. Our wineries actively maintain and preserve age-old techniques to produce wines of the utmost quality. | Wine education is a pillar of our company’s... Read More →
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Whitley Neill Gin

WHITLEY NEILL is a handcrafted gin of exceptional quality inspired by the vivid beauty and mystery of Africa, and a never-ending drive for perfection. | | Distilled in small batches by Johnny Neill, a direct descendant of Thomas Greenall and the last in a long line of distillers, WHITLEY NEILL brings together 8 generations of expertise and a life-long love of ADVENTURE. | | The result is an inimitable, award-winning gin that skilfully blends... Read More →




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