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Sip Idaho 2023 – Liquor Tasting Festival

July 8, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sip Idaho is Idaho’s only public all liquor tasting festival each year, featuring local craft distilleries from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Come celebrate Idaho Spirits Month this July at our 2023 tasting event!
Where: The Riverside Hotel – 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714

VIP Experience: $100
-1 hour exclusive pre-entry/early access to the event, starting at 4pm
-Grand Teton Distillery branded sipping glass for you to take home!
-Some vendor booth spaces may have special swag goodies available at their tables, only during the first hour of the event for our VIP’s. (This is at the discretion of each vendor, and items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies last. We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular goodies/swag for those who may show up late.)
-Includes everything in General Admission!

General Admission: $75
-(Mostly) unlimited samples from all our liquor suppliers/vendors (Please drink responsibly!)
-Light appetizer buffet
-Live music by Ashley Rose Music
-Some non-liquor vendors may be offering items for sale, such as cocktail syrups, bitters, boozy chocolates and caramels, etc.


Liquor Vendor List (Who am I sampling from?!):
– Grand Teton Distillery
– Kaiyo Japanese Whisky
– Grand Mayan Tequila
– Cabrito Tequila
– Azulejos Tequila
– Dona Celia Tequila
– James E. Pepper Distillery
– Coconut Cartel Rum
– Party Animal Vodka
– Edge Brewing Co.
– Oregon Spirits
– Headframe Spirits
– Black Feather Whiskey
– Square One Organic Vodka
– Mocambo Rum
– Temple Distilling
– Berentzen Liqueur
– Killepitsch Herbal Liqueur
– Damiana Liqueur
– Vecchio Amaro del Capo
– Singani 63
– Koenig Distillery
– Dry Fly Distilling
– Rogue Spirits
– Atomic Brands
– Wild Roots Spirits
– Darco Spirits
– Batanga Tequila
– Chulavista Tequila
– Volans Tequila
– Timberline Vodka
– 44 North Vodka
– Trails End
– Freeland Spirits
– Five Trail
– Snake River Stampede
– American Harvest Vodka
– Beach Whiskey
– Sinfire Flavored Whiskey
– Ogden’s Own Distillery
– Warn Reserve Cocktail Co.
– Monaco Cocktails
– Del Sannio Imports
– Truffles, Etc. (Boozy Truffles)
– Bluebird Confections (Boozy chocolates & caramels!)
– More to be announced soon!


Classes: For 2023, we have optional daytime classes, so you can dive further into the nuances of liquor!
11:30am – “Cooking with Whiskey” with Chef Pedro
-Join us with local Chef Pedro, and learn how to cook with whiskey, while you create along with him
-Learn the creative process behind crafting whiskey-inspired food!
-Refine your personal cooking skills as you follow along, making some tasty food with him!
-Enjoy savoring the food you make!
-Take your whiskey-cooking recipes home, so you can continue the fun!
1:00pm – “Whiskies of the World” with Scott Kelch
-Join us for a special afternoon class with Idaho resident whiskey expert, Scott Kelch, of NorthStar Spirits!
-Take a trip around the world and learn the difference between several different world whiskies
-Learn about the unique mash bills, distillation, and barrel-aging processes, and what makes them unique to their region and country
-Taste through a flight of delicious world whiskies!
-Enjoy a small charcuterie platter
2:30pm – “High End Tequila Class” with Carlos Monsalve
-Join us for a special session with Grand Mayan Tequila Owner, Carlos Monsalve, flown in all the way from Mexico!
-Learn the creative process behind producing high quality tequila
-Taste through a flight of 3 Very Special Tequilas, as you follow along, learning more about the tequila-making process!
-Network with the brand owner of Grand Mayan Tequila, flown in directly from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

ULTIMATE TICKET – The Ultimate Boozy Experience Package! (Includes ALL 3 classes + VIP Admission Ticket)
Times: 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm + 4pm
-Enjoy the most exclusive all day liquor experience, and purchase our ultimate all day boozy package, which includes one VIP Ticket to the Grand Tasting Event, PLUS all three of our classes!
11:30AM – Cooking with Whiskey Class
1PM – Whiskies of the World Class
2:30PM – High End Tequila Class
-Early VIP entrance to the main tasting event at 4pm
-This is the ultimate boozy experience package!


Please visit our website for more information + to be added to our email newsletter list and stay up-to-date on the latest:

Ticket sales – Launch on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8am. Don’t delay! Get your tickets while they last!!
The Riverside Hotel has a limited block of discounted rooms for our event guests on Friday + Saturday evening. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Riverside Hotel at (208) 343-1871 and ask for the “Sip Idaho” discount. The room block closes on June 8th, 2023, so discounted rooms will not be available after that date.
This is a 21+ event. Although we all love our babies and pets, we take Idaho’s liquor laws seriously, and they are not permitted in the venue throughout the duration of the event.

This event is brought to you by NorthStar Spirits and sponsored by Idaho’s very own Grand Teton Distillery!
Interested in being a vendor or a sponsor? Please contact Rachelle at for more information


July 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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