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Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic 2016

When: Thursday, July 28
5:30 - 9 p.m.: VIP Early Admission
6:30 - 9 p.m.: General Admission
Where: Minneapolis Event Center (Map)
Tickets: General Admission: $45 in advance/$55 at the door
VIP Early Admission: $60 in advance *limited quantities available
Designated Driver: $10

A General Admission and VIP Early Admission ticket includes unlimited spirits and food samples.
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Celebrate cocktails and join us for the 5th Annual Fine Spirits Classic on Thursday, July 28 at Minneapolis Event Center. This highly interactive event is not to be missed, featuring many of the Twin Cities top mixologists and national/local distillers. Sample new brands and spirits from around the world while enjoying gourmet fare and gathering new cocktail recipes. 



  • NEW! VIP Early Admission let's you gain access to the event one hour prior to the rest of the crowd and you'll receive a VIP Bag courtesy of Arc'teryx
  • Multiple mixology stations presented by Bittercube
  • Cocktail tastings and high-end spirits samplings
  • Hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants


Sip & Savor spirits from around the world. Enjoy Thatcher’s organic artisan spirits representing the US, Hardy Cognac representing France, Loch Lomond Scotch Whisky representing Scotland and Hyde Irish Whisky representing Ireland. International Cigars are available on site for the perfect pairing. 


Visit the Clique Lounge to experience spirits and exceptional bites by three of Graves Hospitality local restaurants Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse, Citizen Supper Club and Rival House.  Come and join their Clique.


Visit one of the Mixology Stations presented by Bittercube to learn how to make the perfect craft cocktail:

DIY Old Fashioned Station
Featuring: Copper & Kings Brandy

DIY Collins Station with Crooked Water Spirits
Featuring: Sun Dog Gin, Abyss Gin & L’eau Grande Aged Vodka

DIY Margarita Station with Diageo
Featuring: Don Julio Blanco, Reposado & Añejo Tequila



Please join us for a special 30 minute complimentary seminar where Nick Kosevich, proprietor of Bittercube Bitters, will share his vast knowledge of fine spirits in a seminar titled 7 Pillars of Classic Cocktails. It will be a fun, informative event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Space is very limited; RSVP now to reserve your spot in this unique Meet The Maker Seminar.

 The Meet the Maker seminar starts promptly at 6:15 p.m.
*An event ticket is requested for access to this complimentary seminar.

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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot Exterior

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot Logo
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55401



Starting at $159 a night on Thursday, July 28, 2016. 


Book by July 21 to receive this exclusive rate! 




45th Parallel Distillery | 45thparalleldistillery.com

  • 45th Parallel Vodka
  • Border Bourbon
  • New Richmond Rye
  • Midwest Gin
  • Midwest Vodka
  • Madison Ave Limoncello
  • Madison Ave Orangecello
  • Gamle Ode Dill Aquavit
  • Gamle Ode Celebration Aquavit
  • Gamle Ode Holiday Aquavit

A Hardy USA | ahardyusa.com

  • Thatcher's Organic Vodka
  • Thatcher's Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Thatcher's Prickly Pear Liqueur
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask Scotch
  • Loch Lomond 12 Year
  • Hyde Irish Whiskey Sherry Cask Finish
  • Hardy VSOP Cognac
  • Brown Jug Bourbon Cream
  • Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream
  • Glen Scotia 15 Year Old Scotch
  • Loch Lomond 18 Year Scotch
  • Hyde Irish Whiskey Rum Cask Finish
  • Hyde Irish Whiskey Bourbon Cask Finish
  • Thatcher's Cucumber Liqueur
  • Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky

Anheuser-Busch | anheuser-busch.com

  • Shock Top Belgian White
  • Shock Top Lemon Shandy
  • Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat
  • Goose Island Four Star Pilsner
  • Goose Island Green Line
  • Goose Island IPA

Bittercube | bittercube.com

Blue Chair Bay Rum | bluechairbayrum.com

  • Blue Chair Bay White Rum
  • Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream

Blue Chair Bay Rum | bluechairbayrum.com

  • Blue Chair Bay White Rum
  • Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream

Copper & Kings American Brandy | copperandkings.com

  • DIY Old Fashioned Station

Crooked Water Spirits | crookedwaterspirits.com

Diageo | diageo.com

  • Don Julio® Blanco Tequila
  • Don Julio® Reposado Tequila
  • Don Julio® Anejo Tequila
  • Don Julio 70® Anejo Claro Tequila
  • Don Julio 1942® Tequila

DRY Sparkling | drysoda.com

  • Cucumber DRY Sparkling
  • Vanilla Bean DRY Sparkling
  • Lavender DRY Sparkling
  • Rhubarb DRY Sparkling
  • Juniper DRY Sparkling
  • Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling

Jägermeister | jager.com

  • Jägermeister

Kristian Regale | kristianregale.com

  • FRÏSA Elderflower
  • FRÏSA Black Currant Rosehip

Lawless Distilling Company | lawlessdistillingcompany.com

  • Greenway Gin
  • Tippling House Vodka

Maison Ferrand | maisonferrand.com

  • Citadelle Gin
  • Plantation 5 years
  • Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy
  • Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
  • Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
  • Plantation 20th Anniversary

M.S. Walker | mswalker.com

  • Pogues Irish Whiskey
  • Maurice’s Mentholated Mint Schnapps
  • West Cork Irish Whiskey
  • St. Elder Elderflower Liquor

Niche Import Co. | ourniche.com

  • Barenjager Honey Liqueur
  • Barenjager Honey and Bourbon
  • Schonauer Apple Liqueur
  • Mezan XO Aged Rum
  • Kleiner Feigling
  • Saliza Amaretto
  • Fragola Strawberry Liqueur
  • Tosolini Amaro

Platinka Vodka | platinka.com

  • Platinka Vodka

Prairie Organic Spirits| prairieorganicspirits.com

  • Prairie Vodka Cocktails

Referent Vodka| referentvodka.com

  • Referent Vodka Bloody Mary

Sportsmans Redneck Juice | redneck-juice.com

  • Redneck Juice Original Bloody Mary
  • Redneck Juice Spicy Bloody Mary

Trinchero Family Estates | tfewines.com

  • Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
  • Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix
  • Tres Agaves Organic Strawberry Margarita Mix
  • Amador Double Barrel Bourbon
  • Sugar Island Coconut Rum
  • Ménage à Trois Vodka
  • Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka
  • Ménage à Trois Citrus Vodka

Twisted Path Distillery | twistedpathdistillery.com

  • Twisted Path Vodka
  • Twisted Path Gin
  • Twisted Path White Rum
  • Twisted Path Dark Rum
  • Twisted Path Overproof Vodka
  • Two Rum Daiquiri

Vikre Distillery | vikredistillery.com

  • Boreal Juniper Gin
  • Boreal Cedar Gin
  • Boreal Spruce Gin
  • Lake Superior Vodka
  • Øvrevann Aquavit
  • Voyageur Aquavit

White Claw | whiteclaw.com

  • White Claw Hard Seltzer - Natural Lime
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer - Ruby Grapefruit
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer - Black Cherry

WRS Imports | wrsimports.com

  • Los Osuna Blanco
  • Los Osuna Reposado
  • Los Osuna Añejo
  • RE:FIND Vodka
  • RE:FIND Cucumber Vodka
  • RE:FIND Gin
  • RE:FIND Limoncello
  • RE:FIND Rye Whiskey (VIP exclusive)


Bradstreet Craftshouse | bradstreetcraftshouse.com

  • Edamame with oyster vinaigrette and toasted cashew
  • The Professor (a cocktail made with Plymouth gin, lime, and ginger simple syrup)

Big Green Egg | biggreenegg.com

  • Stuffed pork tenderloin
  • Paella
  • Beef bites

Citizen Supper Club | citizensupperclub.com

  • Bee's Knee's Cocktail (VIP exclusive)
  • PuPu platter
  • Pineapple teriyaki chicken wings
  • Pork spare ribs with pineapple ginger relish
  • Crab rangoon
  • Hoisin ginger beef skewers

Stone Arch Bar & Grill / Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot | thedepotminneapolis.com/stone-arch-bar

  • Superfoods salad with shrimp: Kale, Brussels sprouts, dried blueberries, almonds and honey chia homemade Greek yogurt dressing, topped with shrimp

Rival House | rivalhousestpaul.com

  • Sriracha-bacon mac ‘n cheese on a fried wonton

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack | runaces.com

  • Smoked trout dip with truffle oil, pumpernickel crouton, pickled shallots & micro greens

The St. Paul Hotel | saintpaulhotel.com

  • Open face shaved beef with port onions and bleu cheese fondue

Minneapolis Event Center

212 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 55414

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