Sample over 60 craft spirits at the first NYC Craft Distillers Festival
NYC Craft Distillers FestivalThe Bowery Hotel (355 Bowery New York, NY 10003) Map it $95
We hear a fair share about today’s thriving craft beer scene, but also making a come back are craft distilleries. An industry that hit its peak in the 19th Century, the distillery business was all but wiped out in 1920 due to the dreaded Volstead Act. This afternoon (or evening, there are two sessions), experience what it was like back in the pre-prohibition days at this fest which serves up some of today’s finest craft spirits. Set against a 1920’s jazz backdrop, guests can sample a variety of bourbons, gins, vodkas, whiskeys, brandies and bitters from over 20 distillers including Catskill Distilling Company, Widow Jane, Harvest Spirits and more. If you’re a fan of the speakeasy experience, you’re sure to enjoy this spirited affair.