Each year, DSTILL brings together top small-batch distillers and bartenders for a weeklong experience of tastings, craft cocktail events, and educational workshops for both industry and consumer. But at it’s core, DSTILL is about all those who are passionate about their craft – artisanal spirit producers and bartenders influencing today’s resurgent craft cocktail culture, tradesmen and ranch-hands, artists and photographers, fishermen and musicians. These are those that inspire DSTILL. Men and women of character and spirit, they’re mindful of tradition but never afraid to break a few rules.
So while you can expect a few new perspectives and programs from DSTILL as we grow up, trust that we’ll never stray far from our roots and our belief that most things are just better over a touch of whiskey with a good friend.
DSTILL in the Past
As part of the week, DSTILL welcomed the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) first-ever national conference to Denver for two-days of workshops, keynote speakers and master classes for the trade professional.
On the evening of Thursday, March 13, 2014, DSTILL hosted The Showcase – a signature tasting event featuring American-made craft spirits and cocktails. As a kick-off to the ACDA Craft Distillers Convention, The Showcase will provide the opportunity for both consumers and trade to sample domestically produced artisan spirits and craft cocktails prepared by award-winning bartenders, The Showcase is the anchor tasting event of DSTILL.