Village Voice Announces Lineup for Holiday Spirits Event

The Village Voice announces the final lineup of 31spirits for their new tasting event, The Village Voice Holiday Spirits on Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2013. The date commemorates the 80th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, the day that ended the Prohibition era.
 
"Holiday Spirits” focuses on bringing event goers samples of New York City’s top distillers and drinks from top-notch local brands, as well as a sprinkling of national ones. The full lineup of this year’s participating spirits offering unlimited tastings include:

• Asahi
• Atsby Vermouth
• Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
• Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur
• Black Dirt Distilling
• Breuckelen Distilling
• Brooklyn Gin
• Brooklyn Winery
• Brotherhood (America's Oldest Winery)
• Catskill Distilling Company
• Cooperstown Distillery
• Death's Door Spirits
• Dutch's Spirits
• El Buho Mezcal
• Finger Lakes Distilling
• Greenhook Ginsmiths
• Jack from Brooklyn
• Lejay Liqueur
• Long Island Spirits
• Nahmias et Fils Distillery
• Ole Smoky Moonshine
• Owney's Rum
• Scorpion Mezcal
• Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
• Tirado Distillery
• Tuthilltown Spirits
• Van Brunt Stillhouse
• White Pike Whiskey
• Widow Jane Distillery
• Tito's Handmade Vodka
• Tanteo Tequila.
 
A drink menu and newly released event map highlighting each of the brand’s spirited offerings is available on the event website, www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits
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Musical entertainment for the night will set the tone for each of the event’s two floors. One floor will feature The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a 5-piece jazz, swing and blues band that will transport guests back to the days of Speakeasies and Prohibition. On the floor above, DJ Tim Martell–an MTV VMA Official after-party DJ and opener for massive acts like Beyonce and Robin Thicke—will offer guests a more modern musical selection.
 
The event will be held at Studio Square in Long Island City, Queens and will run from 7:30 p.m.to 10:30PM, with a VIP-Only preview hour from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Holiday Spirits will offer all ticketholders unlimited sampling, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a souvenir glass, 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. VIP and General Admission tickets are still available.
 
Studio Square and Sterling Affair Caterers are official partners of 2013 The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Tasting Event. Sponsors for the event are Ambassador Wines & Spirits, Asahi Beer, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Diamond Vision, Dutchess County Tourism, Green Mountain Energy, GTR Store, Marshall Headphones, Seamless and Whole Foods Market.
 
This year’s charitable partner for “Holiday Spirits” will be the ASPCA, a non-profit that works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
 
Holiday Spirits is now offering an exclusive "Thanksgiving" special code in the spirit of the holiday this week. General Admission tickets will be discounted 50 percent to $25 using the promo code: THANKS. Click here for tickets.  and for more information, visit: villagevoice.com/holidayspirits
The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Tasting Event
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
VIP Tickets: $70
General Admission Tickets: $50
50% Off General Admission Tickets: $25 with code THANKS

 

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