Washington Distillers Throw Big Annual Booze Bash

The fifth annual Proof gathers more than 35 local distillers in Fremont.
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Drink deep into local spirits at the July 8 tasting party.

Proof, Washington’s annual celebration of Northwest distillers and the delicious products they make, is just a few shakes away. The Washington Distillers Guild's sampling party takes place 5:30-9 p.m. July 8 at Fremont Studios ($50-$75). This year, Proof’s fifth, brings more than 35 of our awesome booze-makers together to talk about their craft and pour samples for those lucky enough to attend. You can purchase bottles of your favorites right there as well. This year’s roster includes broVo Spirits, Puget Sound Rum Company, Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs, Westland Distillery and many more.

But it’s not just sampling spirits, liqueurs and vermouths straight. There will be cocktails featuring locally-made products, mixers like Bradley’s tonic and drink accompaniments from Seattle Pickle Co. And, because drinking and eating go so well together, there are also edibles from a range of purveyors, including Edmonds’ 190 Sunset, Frolik, Pennyroyal, luscious Bluebird Ice Cream, Fran’s Chocolates and more. Garnishing the night, there are cocktail-related classes from experts on ice, American Whiskey and and gin. Sip, snack, learn—a perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Sound like your cup of gin, whiskey or rum? Consider springing for a VIP ticket, which grants you early entrance at 4:30 p.m., a commemorative tasting glass, extra tasting tokens and a VIP swag bag.

Still need to swayed? Check out the full list of distilleries below:

2bar Spirits
Aria Portland Dry Gin
Bainbridge Organic Distillers
BelleWood Distilling
Black Heron Spirits
Bomond Vodka
BroVo Spirits
Bull Run Distillery
Cadée Distillery
Chambers Bay Distillery
Copperworks Distilling Co.
Crater Lake Spirits
Elixir, Inc.
Four Leaf Spirits
Fremont Mischief
Glass Vodka
Headframe Spirits
Heritage Distilling Company
Jose Miguel Puro
Letterpress Distilling
Nightside Distillery
OOLA Distillery
Pacific Distillery
Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs
Schnapsleiche Spirits
Scratch Distillery
SeaSpirits Distillery
Sidetrack Distillery
Skip Rock Distillers
Solar Spirits
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Sound Spirits Distillery
Temple Distilling Company
The Walter Collective
Westland Distillery
Wildwood Spirits Co.

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