The Great American Spirits Festival
One Day Only
Saturday, October 24, 2015 ~ 2pm to 10pm
Tiffany Center – Crystal Ballroom
More than 40 of the nation’s
finest distillers, blenders and industry specialists!
20 distillers from Oregon!
PORTLAND, OR – September 9, 2015– A celebration of our great American spirits will be held at Portland’s Tiffany Center in downtown Portland, one day only, on October 24, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Spirit vendors will offer product tastings as well as hand-crafted cocktails and take-home recipe cards. The event will also highlight retro drinks and feature local bartenders from Salty’s on the Columbia, and other area restaurants, creating cocktails using festival spirits.
For the price of admission, attendees of the one day festival can sample the depth and complexity of the whiskeys, vodkas, rums and liqueurs, and 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. Also, artisan distillers will be on hand to discuss the passion and expertise that lies at the heart of these home-grown products.
The Great American Spirits Festival takes place at The Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison downtown Portland. Ample parking is available and the event is located on the MAX line.
Entry to the event plus 7-tasting tickets is $25.00 per person. (Attendees save $5 with on line pre purchase**) Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase the day of the event. Food will be available for purchase. The Great American Spirits Festival benefits the Oregon Distillers Guild. No minors allowed. The event is restricted to adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation.
**To learn more about the event and purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-american-spirits-festival-2015-tickets-18440074760
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For the second year, GASF presents the “Great American Spirits Festival” Bottle Competition. Distillers from all over the United States are eligible to compete for the GASF prestigious awards for 2014. They do not have to be vendors at the Festival participate in the competition. Currently, there are 41 vendors, with 100 bottles entered for the competition nationwide. A panel of 10 judges will be grading the bottles on a variety of categories, including label design. This completion takes place two weeks before the show and the winners will be announced prior to the event.
Please note: The Great American Spirits Festival on October 24, 2015 replaces the annual Great American Distillers Festival. GADF is taking a one year hiatus.