2nd Annual Spirits of New York Event

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The only event featuring Spirits exclusively made in New York.

Slow Food NYC and Astor Center are pleased to collaborate on the second annual Spirits of New York Event featuring spirits made in New York, with most ingredients grown and produced in New York or, otherwise, fair/direct traded.

Selected regional producers’ beverages — vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack — will be served up neat and in tantalizing, season and place-inspired cocktails for truly local libation.  This is your opportunity to taste some of the best booze in the state and also meet their makers.

To complement their products, New York distillers will be joined by local producers of bitters, syrups, and mixers.

Local, artisanal spirits producers are at the forefront of an exciting revolution: re-invigorating small scale, regional spirits production and helping build vibrant, local farm, and food economies by supporting local farmers and creating local jobs... and doing so deliciously.

Location: Astor Center - 399 Lafayette Street (enter around the corner on 4th street); Manhattan

Tickets: $40 ($30 for Slow Food members)
Early Bird Special: $30 before June 10th ($20 for Slow Food members)
(click here to become a member; SFUSA annual memberships start at just $25 year)

Buy Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/387363

Participating Distillers, Bitters & Syrups: Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur, Black Dirt Distillery, Breuckelen Distilling, Cacao Prieto LLC, Catskill Distilling Company, Dutch's Spirits, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Harvest Spirits, Industry City Distillery, Jack from Brooklyn, Nahmias et Fils, The Noble Experiment, Tuthilltown Spirits, Uncouth Vermouth, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Prohibition Distillery, White Pike Whiskey/Fingerlakes Distilling, and Hillrock Estate Distillery. To complement their products, New York distillers will be joined by local producers of bitters and syrups - Hella Bitter and Morris Kitchen.  Also, mixers will be provided by QTonic.

GMO Distillers' Pledge: “I support the rights of eaters and drinkers to know what is in the food and beverages they enjoy. I do not knowingly use GMO ingredients in the products of my production that I am offering or, if I know, or have good reason to know, that one or more ingredients used in these products is GMO-based, I agree to so represent freely to eaters and drinkers attending the Slow Food NYC event.”


Film Screening: NYC Premiere: A Local Grain Renaissance in the Northeast
Wednesday, July 10, 6-7 p.m.

Astor Center Screening Room
23 East 4th St., 2nd fl
Free with RSVP here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/414193 
New York State has seen an explosion of new distilleries come about in the last three years. Many of these distilleries are joining the local food movement by seeking to use local grains in their spirits. Join us for a viewing of the short video "A Local Grain Renaissance in the Northeast, Part 1: Grain Processing Enterprises" followed by a panel discussion on growing and distilling local grains.
The video, produced by GrowNYC and OGRIN (Organic Growers Research and Information Sharing Network) shows the importance of pioneering entrepreneurs who are now milling, malting, sprouting and distilling local grains, and the continued resurgence of this once lost sector of our regional food system.

After the screening, sample the results of this important work at Spirits of New York, hosted by Slow Food NYC and Astor Center. Purchase tickets to Spirits of New York here <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/387363>.
Related Program:  Slow U.