Waaaaaay back in June, we hosted the Market Insights: Distilling a Brand event where we invited experts behind Seattle's unique distilleries to speak about what it takes to build a brand in their competitive market. We also wanted an excuse to drink the fruits of their labor.
In honor of the event, Local Craft Tours graciously donated a gift certificate for two free distillery tours to give to a lucky event-goer. The winner of those certificates was Brittany Hunt. This is the story of her tour experience.
But first (dramatic pause), we're super excited to announce (more dramatic pausing) that we have two more tours to give away!
How to get a free distillery tour
For starters, you'll have to be present at our upcoming Art Bash event on Thursday, November 20. You can get tickets here. We'll be announcing further details on how to acquire said tour gift certificates soon. In the meantime, enjoy Brittany's review of her day of sipping and socializing.
Our carriage awaits
Thanks to the Seattle AAF, Daniel Hunt and I toured three local distilleries. We were couldn’t believe what a fabulous tour it was! The trip started with a luxury van and surprise cocktails waiting for us on the drive. Our driver was amazing, and our group was a lot of fun.
Batch 206 Distillery
Our first stop was at Batch 206 Distillery, a true small batch artisan facility, located in the heart of Seattle. We tasted many award-winning products, including a gin with hints of cucumber, and a peach moonshine that was dangerously delicious.
Our second stop was in Fremont Mischief, a family-run craft distillery with the finest rye whiskey and rum. They had a beautiful distilling room and lots of quirks with their brand: We learned about their M logo, their relationship with Jim Beam, and why their beautiful crow bottles are being phased out (You’ll have to visit to learn why!).
Our final stop was at Letterpress Distilling, where the owner himself, Skip, poured us his very own vodka and limoncello. He crafts in small batches, and only uses real honey (not sugar or corn syrup) for the limoncello. I highly recommend trying it, and make sure to pronounce it “lee-mon-chello” - Skip will be impressed.
Overall the tour was a fantastic day. We wished we could have visited all the craft distilleries around Seattle. The tour is s a perfect activity for locals and visitors alike, and the hand-crafted flavors are a wonderful gift for the holidays. Five stars!
Visit Local Craft Tours online for tickets and more information.
Brittany Hunt is a Master Cat Herder at Dynamo Plus Creative Studio and a regular around AAF Seattle events.