Category: Events

Lassiter Distilling Bottling Party

I got to go to a bottling party last week for Lassiter Distilling’s Amber Rum – it was a great event and if a craft distiller has a bottling event and you have an opportunity to go – go to it! It’s an opportunity to see “how the sausage is made” and you can see…

Event – Fair Game Beverage Company Rum Release and 2nd Birthday Tiki Party

Happy 2nd birthday Fair Game Beverage Company! I stopped by to blow some candles out and for their release of their Amber Rum! 

Event – Grand Opening of Epiphany Craft Malt in Durham, North Carolina on May 15, 2016

I had the opportunity to check out Epiphany Craft Malt in Durham, North Carolina. With the brewing and distillery industry going full bore in NC they have an opportunity to become the largest malter in the state. Congrats to them on their grand opening!

Southeastern Distilling Expo and ELIXIR cocktail competition

Whew – what a busy weekend! On Friday, May 6 I went to Asheville, North Carolina for the Southeastern Distilling Expo and ELIXIR cocktail competition. Some cool spirits are on the way from these craft distillers – so check out my event write up and see if some of your favorite distillers will have something…

Defiant Whisky Flash Mob Tasting Event

Saturday I traveled to Defiant Whisky to take place in their flash mob/hall of fame tasting event – check out my experience and look for other opportunities from Defiant Whisky to join their Hall of Fame!

Asheville Fest in North Carolina, Cocktail week and Southeastern Distilling Expo

This just in – Now in its 8th year, the Asheville Fest in North Carolina features ASHEVILLE COCKTAIL WEEK and ELIXIR on May 1- May 8th! Asheville Cocktail Week brings a dozen events over an expanded week, including Cocktail Theater, Spirit Dinners, Cinco de Mayo Afterparty, Guided Cocktail Tours, a “Derby Party”, and a Best Bloody Mary Contest…

Support Your Local Distiller on Small Batch Saturday

Support your local distiller as your preferred small business on Small Batch Spirits Saturday! I’ll be heading out to Doc Porters in Charlotte NC for a tour and to buy a bottle of their vodka (maybe I can clone myself to buy two).

NC Wine Festival Review

Last Saturday Michelle and I went to the NC Wine Festival in Raleigh and posted our review here. I guess it attracted some attention since I had numerous comments on it and an inquiry from the local paper – the News and Observer.

Blue Ridge Spirits Competition

Michelle and I had the pleasure of attending the Blue Ridge Spirits Competition that took place on Saturday, October 17 in Lenoir, NC. It was perfect weather so hopefully the turnout was enough so that this can be an actual annual event. This event was sponsored by the NC Distillers Association ( as a part…