PROOF Washington Distillers Festival

PROOF – Washington Distillers Festival is the flagship tasting event for the craft distilleries that make up the Washington Distillers Guild, the largest of its kind in the nation. PROOF attendees will have the chance to sample award-winning spirits, and meet the craftsmen and women who are putting Washington on the global spirits map.


Sample craft spirits from more than 40 Washington distilleries, including gin, whiskey, bourbon, vodka and more. Nibble on delicious bites from top local restaurants and food purveyors.

Expert bartenders can help you set-up your home bar and teach you cocktail tips with these following sessions:

  1. “Ice – More Than Keeping Your Beverage Cold” with Steve Cox of Creative Ice
  2. “American Whiskey 101” with Christopher Gronbeck of The Barrel Thief
  3. “Eff Yeah, Gin (The Lives of Gin)” with Renee Cebula of Raising the Bar

Learn how your favorite craft spirits are made and interact one-on-one with the craftsmen and women. Sessions are included with your ticket price and will be taught by local bartenders and industry celebrities. Visit for a complete list of participating distilleries and restaurants.

PRO-TIP: If this is your first time attending, keep in mind that you are able to purchase product on site, saving a ton on those taxes!



  • WHEN: Saturday, July 8th
  • WHERE: Fremont Studios


$50 General Admission tickets include:

  • Event admission from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Ten tasting tokens
  • Commemorative shot glass

$75 VIP Ticket bonus perks:

  • One hour early entrance (4:30-9pm)
  • Glencairn tasting glass
  • Two extra tasting tokens
  • VIP swag bag
  • Limited to 200 tickets

PROOF is a 21+ event. Bring your ID!

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.

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PROOF       |          Fremont Studios         |         155 N 35th St, Seattle