NorthStar Spirits

Sip Idaho North 2023 - Liquor Tasting Festival!

Idaho's only all spirits liquor tasting festival!

Time: 5:00pm     Day: Saturday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $75 - $100
This Event Has Ended

Sip Idaho is Idaho's only public all liquor tasting festival each year, featuring local craft distilleries from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Come celebrate good spirits at our 2023 tasting event! We've been in Boise every year in July, during Idaho Spirits Month, since 2019. We are very excited to bring the event to North Idaho, our founder's hometown, this Spring in 2023!
Where: Red Lion Hotel - Templin's on the River - 414 E. 1st Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 
VIP Experience: $100
  • 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: $75
  • (Mostly) unlimited samples from all our liquor suppliers/vendors (Please drink responsibly!)
  • Light appetizer buffet
  • Live music by Bradley Ott
  • Some non-liquor vendors may be offering items for sale, such as cocktail syrups, bitters, boozy chocolates, etc.

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

  • Grand Teton Distillery - Idaho
  • Up North Distillery - Idaho
  • 44 North Vodka - Idaho
  • Warn Reserve Bitters - Idaho
  • Headframe Spirits - Montana
  • Wild Roots Spirits - Oregon
  • Easy Rider Bourbon - Oregon
  • Freeland Spirits - Oregon
  • Puncher's Chance - Oregon
  • Rogue Spirits - Oregon
  • Sinfire Whiskey - Oregon
  • Snake River Stampede - Oregon
  • Timberline Vodka - Oregon
  • Trail's End Whiskey - Oregon
  • Jackson Hole Distillery - Wyoming
  • Five Trail Whiskey - Colorado
  • Ogden's Own - Utah
  • Western Son Vodka - Texas
  • Keeper's Heart - Minnesota
  • Leadslinger's Bourbon - Oklahoma
  • James E. Pepper Distillery - Kentucky
  • Town Branch Bourbon - Kentucky
  • Monaco Cocktails - Illinois
  • Batanga Tequila - Mexico
  • Chula Vista Tequila - Mexico
  • Volans Tequila - Mexico
  • 8 Seconds Whisky - Canada
  • Ha'Penny Whiskey - Ireland
  • Coconut Cartel Rum - Guatemala
  • Kaiyo Whisky - Japan
  • More to be announced soon!
Visit our website for more information + to be added to our email newsletter list and stay up-to-date on the latest:
Ticket sales - Launch on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8am. Don't delay! Get your tickets while they last!!
The Red Lion 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 Red Lion Hotel at (208) 773-1611 and ask for the "Sip Idaho - Sip & Stay Package" discount. The room block closes on May 5th, 2023, so discounted rooms will not be available after that date.
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.