We are giving away a pair of tickets to Great American Distillers Festival @ Tiffany Center on October 4-5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 4.
FREE PORTLAND: We give out 100s of $$$ in free tickets every week including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join our newsletter if you like free stuff
From our sponsors:
Great American Distillers Festival
October 4-5, 2013
5-10 p.m. Friday | 1-10 p.m. Saturday | 21+
One day pass + 10 tasting tickets: $25
After Hours Concert Friday: $10
Saturday Lunch w/ Melinda Casady: $49
Saturday Dinner w/ mixologists: $59
Tickets: distillersfestival.com | More info: Facebook
1410 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-0703 | More info: tiffanycenter.net
A celebration of American spirits will be held at Portland’s Tiffany Center downtown the first weekend in October. Spirit vendors will offer product tastings as well as hand-crafted cocktails and take home recipe cards. The Portland Center Liquor Store will be on site with spirit products available for sale and take home.
The Festival, now in its ninth year, showcases the talents of American distillers. Attendees won’t find tequila or cognanc here. Rather, American distillers will display the unique qualities of hand crafted rum, bourbon, whiskey, vodka and gin. Attendees will find familiar names and discover new ones.
Attendees can sample the depth and complexity of the whiskeys, vodkas, rums and liqueurs from Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery, where spirits are proofed using the region’s uniquely mineral-rich snowmelt water. They can also experience spirits crafted from locally owned and operated distillers and blenders to see why local distillers are quickly earning national recognition in a growing northwest spirits industry. Taste craft-distilled small-batch vodka, rum and whiskey from Bendisillery and discover the rich character behind Rogue Spirits‘ Spruce Gin, Hazelnut Spice Rum and Dead Guy Whiskey. Artisan distillers will be on hand to discuss the passion and expertise that lies at the heart of these home-grown products.
New this year!
- Friday, October 4: GADF After Hours Country Blues concert featuring “Country Trash” and “Ural Thomas”. $10 cover charge and all drinks $5. Tickets sold at the door Emerald Ballroom Tiffany Center
- Saturday, October 5: Lunch with Melinda Casady, owner of Portland Culinary Workshop, an opportunity to learn about cooking with spirits. $49 per person including Festival admission
- Saturday, October 5: Dinner, attendees can reserve a places at the table to have dinner with the final four mixologists who created beer cocktails, Oregon’s newest cocktail. $59 per person including Festival admission.
Also New: The “Great American Spirits” bottle competition. Distillers from all over the United States are eligible to compete for the GADF prestigious awards for 2013. They do not have to be vendors with the show. A panel of 10 judges will be grading the bottles on a variety of categories. This competition takes place two weeks before the show and the winners will be announced prior to the event.