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The Cocktail Demystified 2016

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Nothing beats the classics. At least that’s true when it comes to cocktails. Old Fashioned, Gimlet, Margarita, Mule, Julep, and more. When it comes to the classics you may be surprised that there’s a right way and, well, other right ways to make these time-honored favorites.

Still, there’s a reason these cocktails have survived and thrive today. They each have their own history as well as require special tricks of the trade to make sure you’re serving the best cocktail possible. Now here is your opportunity to learn not only how to make top-notch cocktails in the “classic” sense but also how to be creative and learn a few variations utilizing the spirits of Portland’s best craft distillers.

Join Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, Rolling River, Wild Roots Vodka, and Thomas & Sons Distillery on Sunday, May 15th for an afternoon of spirits tasting, cocktail instruction, and good times.

Visit each distillery to participate in a unique presentation that features history, fun-facts, and a comprehensive demonstration of how to make each classic cocktail with a twist. Learn about the techniques of effective home-bartending, the importance of mixers and garnish, as well as how these cocktails have evolved along with the rise of the independent craft-distilling movement.

Wild Roots Vodka – Mule
Eastside Distilling – Julep
New Deal Distillery – Gimlet
Thomas & Sons Distillery – Bijou
Rolling River Spirits – Mojito
Vinn Distillery – Margarita
House Spirits Distillery – The Oregon Old Fashioned
Stone Barn Brandyworks – Sazerac

Admission: Presentations are free. Regular tasting fees apply for further tastings.

For more information visit our event page on Facebook or call 503-803-3989 or email mph@proofpdx.com

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The 6th Annual Toast in Portland

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The Oregon Distillers Guild Presents the 6th Annual TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

February 27, 2016 — 4pm-10pm (3pm-11pm for VIP’s)

The 6th Annual Toast event is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe. Whether your spirit preference is Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, Liqueurs – or even unique spirits like Absinthe and Aquavit – the estimated 40 distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.

Chefs

This year’s TOAST features 5 of Portland’s best chefs. Each chef will offer a selection of small bites throughout the evening. It’s all included in your ticket price while supplies last. 

Participating Restaurants include: Bellino Trattoria SicilianaLechonPok PokSmallwaresSwank and Swine 

Location

This year’s TOAST will be located at the Really Big Video event space in the Pearl District at 539 NW 10th. We strongly encourage taking public transportation. The MAX and street cars both have stops very near the venue. There is also plenty of space for bikes. If you do drive, there are various parking lots and garages within the Pearl.

Price

Tickets are $45 for General Admission and $65 for VIP.

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February Cocktail Crawl Featuring the Manhattan

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Experience Eight Different takes on the Manhattan – February 5th-7th

This is the first in a series where on the first weekend of each month each distillery in Distillery Row features their version of the same cocktail so you enjoy the variations at each tasting room, see how you can craft a classic cocktail using a variety of spirits, and even to learn how to make ‘em. #cocktailcrawl #manhattanmadness

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Black Friday on Distillery Row 2015

Stock up on the Spirits of the Season

Friday, November 27th, 11am-5pm

black_friday_poster_2015Members of Distillery Row are getting into the spirit of the season with their 4th Annual Black Friday on Distillery Row holiday shopping extravaganza at Melody Ballroom in Southeast Portland.

The event offers a unique opportunity to sample and purchase bottled spirits from seven Distillery Row distilleries–New Deal DistilleryHouse SpiritsStone Barn Brandyworks,Eastside DistillingVinn DistilleryRolling River SpiritsWild Roots Vodka, and Thomas & Sons Distillery–all under one roof.

Also on hand will be samples and goods for sale from several of Portland’s most unique food, beverage, and crafts artisans, including Alma Handmade ChocolatesCardamom Hills Trading CoAlesia Zorn CalligraphyMasala PopMarshall’s Haute SaucePortland Creamery,Smashed! Boozy Jams & JelliesSage & Sea FarmsMarigold CoffeeMee Mee’s GoodiesThink Unique Gardens and more.

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The Cocktail Demystified – 2015

Secrets of Perfect Cocktails Revealed!

Saturday, April 4th, Noon-5pm

 

What better way to learn to improve your cocktail game than to go straight to the source? Let the master craftsmen of Distillery Row show you how it’s done! After all, they make the spirits so they know how to best bring out the subtle nuances and bold flavors of their products in both simple and more complex concoctions. Let them help demystify your cocktail!

Join Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, Rolling River, Wild Roots Vodka, and Thomas & Sons Distillery on Saturday, April 4th for an afternoon of spirits tasting and cocktail instruction. The event features all eight Distillery Row distilleries under one roof with over 50 products including gins, whiskeys, brandies, vodkas, rums, and specialty spirits. Visit each distillery booth for sampling and to learn more about how the spirits are made.

Throughout the day mixologists from each distillery will present on a wide range of topics from basic mixology to more specialized tips and information—all of which will allow you to take your cocktail-making skills to the next level. The presentations will focus on “home-bartending” and offer a unique opportunity to see (and taste) first-hand cocktails you can make and serve at home.

Presentation & Sample Cocktail Schedule

12:15 – “Essential Mixers of a Home Bar”
The Burnside Derby cocktail (Eastside Distilling)

12:50 – “Flavor Balance & Use of Ice in Cocktails”
Ginger Buzz cocktail (New Deal Distillery)

1:25 – “Cocktails for Entertaining: Make the Perfect Punch”
Aviation Spiked Fruit Punch cocktail (House Spirits)

2:00 – “Use of Herbs in Cocktails”
Baijiu Mojitos With a Twist cocktail (Vinn Distillery)

2:35 – “Intro to Bar Tools and the Basics of Mixology”
Happily Ever After cocktail (Rolling River Distillery)

3:10 – “Home Infusions”
Raspberry Vanilla Lemonade cocktail (Wild Roots Distillery)

3:45 – “Egg White Cocktails”
Rose City Fizz cocktail (Thomas & Sons Distillery)

4:20 – “Bitters”
Citrus Bitter Sour cocktail (Stone Barn Brandyworks)

The Cocktail Demystified is designed to get you up and running as a home bartender. You’ll be able to taste new spirits, learn how to use them in cocktails, receive recipes, and even buy the spirits to take home. So fear no more … come learn how to conquer the cocktail!

Saturday, April 4th
Melody Ballroom
Noon-5 pm
$10 advance tickets
$15 at door
Buy advance tickets Now

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Black Friday on Distillery Row 2014

Cut out the middle man this holiday season!

Friday, November 28th, 11am-5pm

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Members of Distillery Row are getting into the spirit of the season with their 3rd Annual Black Friday on Distillery Row holiday shopping extravaganza at Melody Ballroom in Southeast Portland.

The event offers a unique opportunity to sample and purchase bottled spirits from seven Distillery Row distilleries–New Deal DistilleryHouse SpiritsStone Barn Brandyworks,Eastside DistillingVinn DistilleryRolling River Spirits and Wild Roots Vodka–all under one roof.

Also on hand will be samples and goods for sale from several of Portland’s most unique food, beverage, and crafts artisans, including Alma Handmade ChocolatesCardamom Hills Trading CoAlesia Zorn Calligraphy & EngravingLovejoy BakersPortland Bitters ProjectMasala PopMarshall’s Haute SaucePortland CreamerySalt & Straw Ice CreamSmashed! Boozy Jams & JelliesPok Pok Som Drinking VinegarsNW CigarsSage & Sea FarmsMarigold Coffee, Olympic Provisions, Mee Mee’s Goodies, Unique Gardens and more.

The holidays don’t have to be all about giving to others! Come to Black Friday on Distillery Row and indulge yourself! And if you happen to pick up a few things for friends and family…well, we won’t tell.

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Rolling River Spirits Grand Opening

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Distillery Row is pleased to welcome Rolling River Spirits to the neighborhood! Please join us at their Grand Opening, Friday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 4th. This will be a great opportunity to meet the founders and distillers, and try their artisan spirits.

  • Friday, May 2 – An art walk through the Rolling River Gallery, 5 – 9 pm, with light appetizers at the tasting room.
  • Saturday, May 3 – Open at noon and serving appetizers all day.
  • Sunday May 4 – Open regular Sunday tasting room hours, which are 12 – 5 pm.

 

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The Cocktail Demystified – Spring 2014

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Saturday, March 29th at Holocene | Noon – 5pm

Are you a whiskey man? A vodka gal? Or a maybe a rum lover? Whatever your preference, there’s a good chance you have a favorite spirit but you may be intimidated about how to mix up a first-rate cocktail. Making a cocktail is part knowledge, part art-form, and often part improvisation.

What better way to learn to improve your cocktail game than to go straight to the source? Let the master craftsmen of Distillery Row show you how it’s done and get you up and running as a home bartender. Join Eastside DistillingVinn DistilleryNew Deal DistilleryStone Barn BrandyworksHouse Spirits, and Rolling River Spirits on Saturday, March 29th at Holocene for an afternoon of spirits tasting and cocktail instruction.

The event features all six distilleries under one roof with over 25 products including gins, whiskeys, brandies, vodkas, rums, and specialty spirits. Instructional talks throughout the event will cover a wide range of topics from basic mixology to more specialized tips and information. You’ll be able to taste new spirits, learn how to use them in cocktails, receive recipes, and even buy the spirits to take home.

Get Your Tickets here
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Photos from Black Friday 2013

Another year, and another great Black Friday on Distillery Row! If you were here, you know what a great shopping and tasting experience the event was. If you didn’t make it, shame on you! Here’s some pictures from Refuge PDX taken by Lenny Gotter. See you all here in 2014!

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