July(ish) Event: Stroudwater Distillery Happy Hour

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Photos from Stroudwater Distillery

Stroudwater Distillery is Portland’s newest craft distillery, joining Bissell Brothers Brewing and Cellardoor Winery in Thompson’s Point’s booze row.

Come have happy hour from 5-6:30PM on Friday, August 2nd with your fellow liquor-loving ladies at this new distillery. We’ll taste their full line of spirits (vodka, gin, bourbon, and rye) and enjoy a cocktail, mixed up by bar manager and famed Portland bartender, John Myers.

The event is free to enter and pay-as-you-go. RSVP on facebook!

May Event: Wiggly Bridge Distillery at TIQA

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Photos from Wiggly Bridge/TIQA
UPDATE: this event is now sold out – thank you for your interest! Check the event’s facebook page on the day of, as some tickets become available last minute.
Join us for an evening of Maine-made spirits and Mediterranean fare. June’s Portland Spirits Society event takes us the swanky lounge of TIQA, where Wiggly Bridge Distillery‘s brand ambassador Kendra White will share her distillery’s story and spirits with us. She’ll also feature some simple cocktails that can easily be made at home this summer.

Your $25 ticket gets you samples of 5 Wiggly Bridge spirits, sample cocktails, and snacks from TIQA’s kitchen.

Ladies only, please.

May 31st, 6pm, TIQA, 327 Commercial St. Portland

April Event: Caledonia Spirits + Oyster Pairing

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Photos courtesy of Eventide Oyster Co. and Caledonia Spirits

UPDATE: this event is now sold out – thank you for your interest! Check the event’s facebook page on the day of, as some tickets become available last minute.

It’s finally spring (right!?), so this month we’re exploring lighter spirits from Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits. This small craft distillery’s gin and vodka will be paired with local oysters and other snacks from the city’s best oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co.

Jeff Cole, regional sales manager for Caledonia, will be on hand to explain his company’s unique spirits, while Eventide’s bartenders mix up some of their favorite vodka and gin-based cocktails for us.

Ladies only, please.

When: Monday, April 25th, 2016, 5PM
Where: Eventide Oyster Co. 86 Middle St. Portland, Maine
Tickets: $30

March Event: Ladies’ Whiskey + Chocolate Tasting

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UPDATE: This event is sold out – thank you for your enthusiastic response. Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to receive notice of our April event.

March is a long month, so join us for a whiskey break! We’re headed to East Ender in Portland to learn about scotch whisky from William Grant & Sons rep Chris Reed. This event is for beginner and experienced scotch drinkers alike, and Chris has some whiskies that even the most ardent bourbon drinker will love.

Bonus: since it’s March, I asked him to sneak in an Irish whiskey for us too.

Black Dinah Chocolatier will join us and bring samples of their beautiful handmade chocolate truffles. East Ender will provide the snacks.

Tickets are $30 (plus a small service fee).

Ladies only, please.

 

February Event: Ladies’ Tequila Tasting

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2/7 UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your enthusiastic response! Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to receive information about March’s event.

February is the perfect time to warm up with some tequila, don’t you think? Join us at Portland’s hottest barbecue restaurant, Terlingua, on Tuesday, February 23rd for an evening of tequila education.

Your $25 ticket gets you tastes of several types of tequila (and mezcal!) and snacks from Terlingua’s kitchen. Since seating is limited in the restaurant, this will be a small, intimate event. If you’re interested in attending, get your tickets today!

January Absinthe Tasting

This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your enthusiasm and look for information about our February event soon!

Brighten your spirits in January with an evening of absinthe tasting and education from Maine’s only absinthe producer, Tree Spirits of Maine. Absinthe is a unique spirit with many traditions and lore, surrounded by an air of mystery. Come spend an evening at Vena’s Fizz House and discover the intrigue of the “Green Fairy.”

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Your $20 ticket includes a traditional tasting of absinthe and one absinthe cocktail from Vena’s Fizz House. Light snacks will be provided.

Ladies only, please. Get your tickets.