Washington Distiller Festival

Washington Distillers Festival Returns

Eva Seelye Community Nautical News

Washington Distiller FestivalSeven years in the making, the PROOF Washington Distillers Festival will take place July 13 at Seattle’s Fremont Studios, offering more than 40 craft distilleries’ spirits for the public to explore and taste. The nation’s largest guild of its kind—Washington Distillers Guild— will also present the opportunity to taste cocktails from local restaurants as well as meet the geniuses behind the spirits. But that’s not all your taste buds have in store; last year more than 20 local restaurants joined the event for some tasty accompaniments during the evening event.

Produced jointly by Varsity Communications and the Washington Distillers Guild, PROOF ticket holders will have the opportunity to grow their own cocktail-creating knowledge with the many educational and entertaining sessions. Taste a locally made gin, bourbon, whiskey, vodka, or rum that you can’t live without? Pick up a bottle straight from the distillery tables to take home with you that night (proceeds benefit Washington Distillers Guild).

Varsity Communications President and CEO Dick Stephens is excited to partner with the Guild and showcase these craft spirits. “The state of Washington is home to some of the fastest-growing craft distilleries in the nation,” he explains. “This is a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of locally made spirits and celebrate this fast-growing industry in our state.”

Tickets ($60-$65) include more than three hours of tasting (1730-2100 hours) or snag a limited VIP ticket to get an extra hour of tasting along with a VIP Glencairn glass and two additional tasting tokens for $85. Purchase yours from proofwashington.org before July 2 to save $5. Rumor has it they sell out quickly, so act fast! For more information, visit proofwashington.org or give Brian Beaky a call at (888) 367-6420 x103.

Eva Seelye

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Eva Seelye is an assistant editor and advertising coordinator at Northwest Yachting magazine. Raised in the Marshall Islands but with Washington as her second home, her on-water enthusiasm surfaces in every aspect of her life. Read up on her adventures at wanderinraw.com or visit her photography portfolio at evangelea-seelye.format.com.

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