TODAY: Sip, Savor, and Learn at PROOF Washington Distillers Festival at Fremont Studios

Want to support Washington state spirits, but don’t know where to start? PROOF is the Washington Distillers Guild’s flagship annual event happening today! It features more than 40 of the state’s distilleries in collaboration with 15 local restaurants and food purveyors for savory bites and sweet treats. Here you will find a sampling of Washington’s up and coming, as well as established, distilleries proudly displayed by the fine crafts folk who made them. If you find something you really like, you’ll be able to purchase it directly from the distillery table!

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  • Where: Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St Seattle, WA 98103
  • When: Saturday July 9th 5:30pm- 9:00pm


General Admission $50 (+$5 at the door)

  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • 10 tasting tokens

VIP Admission $70

  • One hour early entrance (4:30-9:00pm)
  • Glencairn tasting glass
  • 12 tasting tokens
  • Limited to 150 tickets! (SOLD OUT)

Purchase your tickets here.

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What’s better than sampling an expansive array of award-winning spirits with some friends? Besides, the forecast calls for cloudy weather all day anyway. You’ll be able to taste them in a series of inventive cocktails, listed below, crafted by Seattle-area bartenders. We won’t blame you if you can’t pick a favorite!

A Winning Powerball Ticket from BellySpeak Catering & Sea Bishop Spirits

Basil Tom Collins from Shaker + Spear & Seattle Distilling

Easy Street and Planter’s Box from Time & Oak & Heritage Distilling

Gimlet from RAFT Botanicals & Aria Portland Gin

Golden Rye from Schilling Hard Cider & Fremont Mischief

Kentucky Rifle from Theo Chocolate & Sound Spirits

La Tenerezza from The Shrubbery & Letterpress Distilling

Lightning Strike from ChocMo Chocolate Bistro & Black Heron Spirits

Penicillin from Frol!k Kitchen + Cocktails & OOLA Distillery

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour and Spicy Seattle Red Snapper from Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes & Batch 206

​RN74 Pimm’s Summer Cup from RN74 & Copperworks Distilling

Rosemary’s Whiskey from Seasoned in Seattle & Westland Distillery

Seattle Blues from Carlton Cocktail & Seattle Distilling

The Sweet Word from Amaro Bistro & Scratch Distillery

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Additionally, PROOF provides the opportunity to up your bar keep and cocktail knowledge with a series of educational yet entertaining sessions from pros in the industry. Refer to their aptly named Booze Schedule to find out more about these fantastic guest speakers for:

  • Botanical Bonanza: Getting to Know Aperitifs & Amari – Amanda Reed, Heartwood Provisions and Paul Clarke, Imbibe Magazine
  • Beyond Using Beer in Craft Cocktails – Chris Elford, No Anchor
  • Let’s Break Out That Thermos! – Andy McClellan, Huxley Wallace Collective
  • Shrubs: On Your Bar; Not In Your Garden – Rebecca SerVoss, The Shrubbery

About the Washington Distillers Guild

Established in 2008, the Washington Distillers Guild is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization that represents and works to promote the success of distilleries in the state. It is the largest guild of its kind in the U.S.

Photo by Washington Distillers Festival.

PROOF Washington Distillers Festival      |     July 9, 2016