MARYLAND DISTILLERS GUILD HOSTING PROOF, AN EVENING OF SPIRITS AND COCKTAILS, FOR MARYLAND SPIRITS MONTH
(BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Distillers Guild (MDG) invites spirits enthusiasts to a new event called “Proof” from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the College Park Aviation Museum. This unique event celebrates Maryland’s distilling industry and aims to educate consumers about the distilling industry and crafting perfect cocktails.
“Proof is a unique opportunity to showcase our diverse Maryland distilleries from across the state – bringing distillers, spirits, and cocktail culture together in one location,” says Jaime Windon, owner of Lyon Distilling Company and president of the Maryland Distillers Guild. Both the programming of the event and the venue itself make Proof stand out from typical fundraising festivals.
Serving as a fundraiser for the Maryland Distillers Guild, Proof is the industry’s marquee event during Maryland Spirits Month. “Maryland Spirits Month is not only about celebrating the resurgence of spirit production in our state,” Windon says, “but also about empowering our consumers to create their own dynamic bar carts at home, for effortless enjoyment of our delightful and historically significant spirits.” Covering the month of November, Maryland Spirits Month celebrates the renaissance of the Free State’s storied distilling industry and serves as a reminder to those visiting Maryland that the state offers diverse and rich experiences.
“Maryland’s leisure travelers rank culinary experiences as a key reason they visit,” said Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director for the Maryland Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. “By highlighting the rebirth and growth of the distilling industry in Maryland through (Maryland Spirits Month), we want to inspire residents and visitors alike to spend a few days enjoying the state’s many distilleries.”
During Proof, attendees are invited to sample spirits from a dozen Maryland distilleries, purchase cocktails to enjoy during the event, and buy bottles to curate their home bars. Tori Pratt, founder of Pratt Standard Cocktail Company, is hosting three small-batch, hands-on seminars for guests to learn how to craft balanced and delicious sour cocktails. Cocktails prepared by the participating distilleries will face off in a competition, judged by event attendees and professional judges.
To ensure everyone attending this event has a safe and fun evening, CAMBRiA Hotel College Park is offering discounted room rates for those guests participating at Proof. Tickets for Proof can be purchased via the Maryland Distillers Guild website. For more details about Proof, Maryland Spirits Month, or the Maryland Distillers Guild follow MarylandDistillers on Facebook or MarylandSpirits on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Maryland Distillers Guild
Members of the Maryland Distillers Guild are a community of craft producers, dedicated to developing quality spirits and delivering a dynamic experience for visitors. We invite you to tour our distilleries, learn about our distilling processes, and sample locally-crafted spirits. Cheers to a rich heritage and spirited future!
Tickets to Proof
Proof is on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets to Proof are $35.00 per person and include event entry, spirits samples, access to purchase mixed cocktails and full bottles of spirits. To purchase tickets to this event, click here. All event proceeds support the Maryland Distillers Guild and its efforts to promote Maryland’s distilling industry.