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Panelists Announced and Workshops Scheduled For The Second-Annual DSTILL Conference

DSTILL 2013
DSTILL 2013
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From March 10 through 16, DSTILL, the week-long small-batch distillers' conference, will feature spirit tastings, craft cocktail events, and workshops highlighting top artisan distillers from across the country.

DSTILL opens the week with a series of panels, workshops, and tours with distillers,bartenders and industry experts. These programs provide an informative look at the craft of distilling and a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the pioneers and innovators of the American craft spirit industry, including distillers, bartenders, journalists, and other supporting cast. These educational programs lead-up to The Showcase, the signature tasting event on Thursday, March 13.

On Monday March 10, the Boulder Distillery Tour will visit Roundhouse Spirits, 303 Boulder Distillery and J&L Distilling. On Tuesday March 11, Angelshare will host a Progressive Craft Cocktail Tour beginning at Lola, and another beginning at Jax Downtown. The tours last from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and do not require reservations.

Also on Tuesday March 11, the DSTILL Panel: The Distiller, The Bartender & Your Cocktail will take place at Wynkoop Brewing from 5 to 8 p.m. The recently announced panelists will be Chad Michael George, the President of the Colorado Bartenders Guild; Ken Kodys, the Beverage Manager at Breckenridge-Wynkoop; Todd Leopold, the co-founder and distiller at Leopold Bros.; and Lance Hanson, the founder, grower, and distiller at Peak Spirits Farm Distillery. Tickets cost $30 and include cocktails and light bites.

DSTILL will feature a workshops on rum (featuring Montanya Distillers and Dancing Pines Distillery), whiskey (featuring Peach Street Distillers and Denver's newest Gargoyle Distilling), and gin (featuring Spring 44) throughout the week.

Tickets to the DSTILL panels and workshops are available at dstill.co/events. Tickets to the DSTILL Showcase are also available now at dstill.co. Tickets are $50 online ($60 at the door) and include entry, spirit tastings from local and national distillers, specialty cocktails from the Colorado Bartenders Guild, and light-bites from local restaurants.

· First-ever DSTILL to Showcase Nationwide Craft Distilleries [EDen]
· The Angel's Share: Denver's Bars and Restaurants Serve New Cocktail Program [EDen]

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