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The Village Voice Holiday Spirits Tasting Event

Announing NEW particiating spirits, event drink menus, and additional highlights!



Thursday, December 5, 2013

VIP Tickets: $70
General Admission Tickets: $50
Group Tickets ($5 discount/10 or more): $45 with code HSPARTY
6:30 – 7:30 PM – VIP PREVIEW HOUR
7:30 – 10:30 PM – GENERAL EVENT



The Village Voice announces the second round of spirits for their new tasting event, “The Village Voice Holiday Spirits”

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The date commemorates the 80th anniversary of the day that ended the Prohibition era. For tickets, visit: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits

“Holiday Spirits” focuses on bringing event goers samples of New York City’s top distillers and drinks from top notch local brands, as well as a sprinkling of national ones. Newly announced spirits offering unlimited tastings include Black Dirt Distilling (Pine Island, NY), Brooklyn Winery (Brooklyn, NY), Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery (Washingtonville, NY), Finger Lakes Distilling (Finger Lakes, NY), Scorpion Mezcal (New York, NY/Oaxaca), Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Woodinville, WA), Van Brunt Stillhouse (Brooklyn, NY), and White Pike Whiskey (Finger Lakes, NY).

Previously announced spirits include Atsby Vermouth (New York, NY), Barefoot Wine & Bubbly (Modesto, CA), Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur (Brooklyn, NY), Breuckelen Distilling (Brooklyn, NY), Brooklyn Gin (Brooklyn, NY), Catskill Distilling Company (Bethel, NY) Cooperstown Distillery (Cooperstown, NY), Death’s Door Spirits (Washington Island, WI), Dutch’s Spirits (Pine Plains, NY), El Buho Mezcal (Brooklyn, NY/Oaxaca), Greenhook Ginsmiths (Brooklyn, NY), Jack from Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), Long Island Spirits (Long Island, NY), Nahmias et Fils Distillery (Yonkers, NY), Owney’s Rum (New York, NY), Tirado Distillery (Bronx, NY), Tuthilltown Spirits (Gardiner, NY) and more to be announced soon.

A drink menu highlighting each of the brand’s spirited offerings will be available on the event website, www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits this week.

Highlights of this year’s complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres include Pork Arepa with Oaxacan Cheese & Micro Cilantro, Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce & Lemon Wedges and Zucchini Cupcakes with Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting & Pea Shoots.

Musical entertainment for the night will set the tone for each of the event’s two floors. One floor will feature The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a 5-piece jazz, swing and blues band that will transport guests back to the days of Speakeasies and Prohibition. On the floor above, DJ Tim Martell – an MTV VMA Official after-party DJ and opener for massive acts like Beyonce and Robin Thicke – will offer guests a more modern musical selection. Known for his unparalleled cross-genre mixes, DJ Tim Martell is sure to impress the Holiday Spirits guests with his seamless, lengthy, and perfect blends.

The event will be held at Studio Square in Long Island City, Queens and will run from 7:30PM – 10:30PM with a VIP-Only Preview Hour from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. Holiday Spirits will offer all ticketholders unlimited sampling, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a souvenir glass, and picturesque views of the lit Manhattan skyline. VIP guests will be offered one hour of early admission to the event and a commemorative VIP Wine Tote filled with goodies. VIP and General Admission tickets are still available. Group Rate Tickets can now be purchased for $5 off per ticket/10 or more using code HSPARTY at check out.

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Studio Square and Sterling Affair Caterers are official partners of 2013 The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Tasting Event. Sponsors for the event are Asahi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Green Mountain Energy, Marshall, Seamless.com and Whole Foods Market.

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