The Village Voice announces the first round of spirits set to be participating in their newest event, “The Village Voice Holiday Spirits” on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The date commemorates the 80th anniversary of the day that ended the Prohibition era.
First round of announced spirits include Atsby Vermouth, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Catskill Distilling Company, Cooperstown Distillery, Death’s Door Spirits, Dutch’s Spirits, El Buho Mezcal, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Jack from Brooklyn, Long Island Spirits, Nahmias et Fils Distillery, Owney’s Rum, Tirado Distillery, Tuthilltown Spirits and more to be announced soon.
Some highlights of this year’s local distilleries include Nahmia et Fils Distillery, based in Yonkers, NY serving Mahia Fig Brandy, a traditional Moroccan spirit distilled from figs and Atsby Vermouth, based in Manhattan serving Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth with vintage Chardonnay from North Fork infused with over 30 botanicals, fortified with NY State apple brandy and sweetened with rare Muscovado sugar.
Highlights of the Brooklyn-based distilleries include Jack From Brooklyn serving hot Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, Owney’s Rum, serving Hot Buttered Rum Runner, a delicious hot-buttered rum full of warmth and holiday spices and El Buho Mezcalbased in Brooklyn, serving The Night Owl, a holiday punch served with El Buho Mezcal made in Mexico mixed with Pickett’s Ginger Beer and seasonal fruit.
The event will be held at Studio Square in Long Island City, Queens and will run from 7:30PM – 10:30PM with a VIP-Only Preview Hour from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. Staying true to celebrated and sold out annual events like “Choice Eats” and “Brooklyn Pour” – the new “Holiday Spirits” tasting event will offer guests unlimited samplings from 25+ distilleries, wineries and more from New York City and beyond! VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale here.
Holiday Spirits will offer all ticketholders unlimited sampling, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a souvenir glass, entertainment throughout the night from live jazz band, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, and DJ Tim Martell, and panoramic and picturesque views of the lit Manhattan skyline. VIP guests will be offered one hour of early admission to the event and a commemorative VIP Wine Tote filled with goodies.
Studio Square and Sterling Affair Caterers are official partners of 2013 The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Tasting Event. Sponsors for the event are Asahi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Marshall and Whole Foods Market.
The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Tasting Event
Thursday, December 5, 2013
VIP Tickets: $70
General Admission Tickets: $50
6:30 – 7:30 PM – VIP Preview Hour
7:30 – 10:30 PM – General Event
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