NorthStar Spirits

Sip Idaho 2022 - Liquor Tasting Festival!

A celebration of Idaho Spirits Month!

Idaho's only all spirits liquor tasting festival!

at Riverside Hotel

Time: 5:00pm     Day: Saturday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $65 - $150
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Sip Idaho is Idaho's only public all liquor tasting festival, featuring local craft distilleries from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Come celebrate Idaho Spirits Month at our 2022 tasting event!
Where: The Riverside Hotel - 
VIP Experience: $85
-1 hour exclusive pre-entry/early access to the event, starting at 4pm
-Grand Teton Distillery rocks glass for you to take home!
-Some vendor booth spaces may have special swag goodies available at their tables, only during the first hour of the event for our VIP's. (This is at the discretion of each vendor, and items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies last. We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular goodies/swag for those who may show up late.)
-Includes everything in general admission!
General Admission: $65
-(Mostly) unlimited samples from all our liquor suppliers/vendors (Please drink responsibly!)
-Light appetizers
-Live music by Rawley Frye
-Some non-liquor vendors will be offering items for sale, such as cocktail syrups, bitters, boozy chocolates and caramels, etc.

Liquor Vendor List (Who am I sampling from?!):

  • Grand Teton Distillery - Idaho
  • Up North Distillery - Idaho
  • Square One Organic Vodka - Idaho
  • Party Animal Vodka - Idaho
  • 44 North Vodka - Idaho
  • Warn Reserve Bitters - Idaho
  • Bluebird Confections - Idaho (Boozy chocolates and caramels!)
  • The Chocolat Bar - Idaho (More boozy chocolates and truffles!)
  • Temple Distilling - Washington
  • Jackson Hole Still Works - Wyoming
  • Headframe Spirits - Montana
  • Willie's Distillery - Montana
  • Oregon Spirits Distillers - Oregon
  • Wild Roots Spirits - Oregon
  • Rogue Spirits - Oregon
  • Black Feather Whiskey - Utah
  • Wildcatter Bourbon - Kentucky
  • James E. Pepper - Kentucky
  • Azulejos Tequila - Mexico
  • Mocambo 20 Year Rum - Mexico
  • Damiana Liqueur - Mexico
  • La Cava de los Morales Mezcal - Mexico
  • Singani 63 - Bolivia
  • Coconut Cartel Rum - Guatemala
  • Ron Viejo de Caldas Rum - Columbia

More to be announced soon!

Classes: New this year!! Optional daytime classes, so you can dive further into the nuances of liquor!
1pm - "Cocktailing at Home" with Master Mixologist, Ricky Lyn
  • Learn the creative process behind cocktail making
  • Refine your personal bartending skills
  • Make a cocktail, alongside a Master Mixologist
  • Enjoy sipping on the cocktail you make
  • Take home a cocktail shaker to continue building your bartending skills!
2:30pm - "Gin is Not a Four Letter Word" by Master Gin Distiller + Author, A.J. Temple
  • Learn the basics of distilling and the difference between Gin + Vodka
  • Find out what makes gin unique
  • Taste through a mini-flight of 4 different gins
  • Enjoy a small charcuterie board with your tasting
  • Take home a copy of AJ's book, "So Why Gin?", so you can continue to grow your Gin journey
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Ticket sales - Entry into the event is limited per time slot, and are available for sale on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 8am. (No, this is not an April Fools joke!)
The Riverside Hotel has a limited block of discounted rooms for our event guests on Friday + Saturday evening. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Riverside Hotel at (208) 343-1871 and ask for the "Sip Idaho" discount.
This is a 21+ event. Although we all love our babies and pets, we take Idaho's liquor laws seriously, and they are not permitted in the venue throughout the duration of the event.
This event is brought to you by NorthStar Spirits and sponsored by Idaho's very own Grand Teton Distillery!
Interested in being a vendor or a sponsor? Please contact Rachelle at for more information.