NorthStar Spirits

Sip Idaho Boise 2024 - Idaho's Premier Liquor Tasting Festival!

Idaho's only all spirits liquor tasting festival!

at Riverside Hotel

September 22, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Time: 3:00pm     Day: Sunday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $65 - $300

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

Where: The Riverside Hotel - 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714 
Come celebrate good spirits with us all weekend long!!
Saturday, September 21st: 
Classes: For 2024, we have Saturday daytime classes, so you can dive further into the nuances of liquor!
1:30pm - Cocktailing at Home with Austin Baird
3:00pm - American Single Malt Whiskies with Scott Kelch
6pm - Grand Tequila Dinner: Please join us for the first-ever Sip Idaho Grand Tequila Dinner, featuring Grand Mayan Premium Tequila! Imbibe in a cultural journey of tasty food and delicious tequila!
Sunday, September 22nd:
Premier Liquor Tasting Experience
VIP Experience: $100
  • 1 hour exclusive pre-entry/early access to the event, starting at 2pm
  • 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.)
  • VIP exclusive rare whiskies and tequila (While supplies last.)
  • Includes everything in General Admission!
General Admission: $65
  • (Mostly) unlimited liquor samples from all our liquor suppliers and vendors (Please drink responsibly!)
  • Appetizer buffet
  • Live music by Ashley Rose Music
  • Some non-liquor vendors may be offering items for sale, such as cocktail syrups, bitters, boozy chocolates and caramels, etc.


Want it all??

ULTIMATE BOOZY WEEKEND TICKET - The Ultimate Boozy Experience Package!

(Includes BOTH Saturday classes, and a ticket to the Grand Tequila Dinner on Saturday evening + 1 VIP Admission Ticket to the Grand Tasting Experience on Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm)



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

- Firewater Distillery
- Grand Teton Distillery
- Koenig Distillery
- Wild Roots Spirits
- Warn Reserve Cocktail Co.
- James E. Pepper Distillery
- Amaro Santa Croce
- Ogden's Own Distillery
- American Harvest Vodka
- Beach Whiskey
- Triple Dog Irish Whiskey
- Crater Lake Spirits
- Old Elk
- Dry Fly Distilling
- ClearWater Distilling Co.
- Coconut Cartel
- Grand Mayan Tequila
- St. Elder Liqueur
- Bluebird Confections
- Peloton de la Muerte
- More to be announced soon!

Please 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 Friday, June 28th at 8am. Don't delay! Get your tickets while they last!!
The Riverside Hotel has a limited number of rooms available to our guests at the discounted rate of $189 per night for standard rooms, or $199 for view rooms. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Riverside Hotel at (208) 343-1871 and ask for the “Sip Idaho” discount. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, and the room block closes on August 28th, 2024, so we encourage you to reserve your hotel room right away, before the discounted rooms are gone.
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 VIP glassware is sponsored by Idaho's very own Grand Teton Distillery! VIP Tote Bags are sponsored by American Harvest Vodka.
Interested in being a vendor or a sponsor? Please contact Rachelle at for more information.