The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting, that is … Friday, April 8, 2011 from 4pm – 9pm at the Tiffany Center in the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Distillers Guild (ODG) will be holding a public spirits tasting showcasing local and national craft spirits on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at the Tiffany Center in SW Portland. This will be an opportunity to taste the incredible variety of craft spirits being produced not just in Distillery Row, but in all of Oregon and around the country, all in one location.
Distillers and Owners of many Distillery Row companies will be on hand to pour samples and answer questions. There will be an estimated 40–60 distilleries pouring. The event’s proceeds support the Oregon Distillers Guild.
The Oregon Bartenders Guild will also be there, mixing and pouring samples of cocktails featuring local spirits. This will allow show attendees to experience how some of the spirits being tasted at T.O.A.S.T. can be used in actual cocktails. As the bartenders mix their drinks, they will also be discussing the hows and whys of the techniques they are using, making this an opportunity for the public to learn about the art and skills involved in mixing cocktails.
Mayor Sam Adams will be the guest of honor and will be speaking at 5.30.
2011 is the first year that the American Distilling Institute (ADI) will hold their annual conference outside of Louisville or San Francisco—and they chose Portland. We thought it only fitting, then, that the first ODG spirit tasting coincide with ADI’s conference. Learn more at the Oregon Distillers Guild website.