Independent Spirits Gather in San Francisco November 19th.

Taste great boutique spirits and support good causes

They dance to the beat of their own drum.  They seek out quality where others make do with corporate mediocrity; they are independent importers and distillers of premium spirits brands.  In an industry full of mega corporations they are the Davids to the industry Goliaths. 

The Indy Spirits Expo will be held in San Francisco on November 19 th 2009.  This is the first time the event will be held in San Fran.  There has been an expo the last three years in New York.  The Indy Spirits Expo is a grassroots created event that features distiller, brand owners, importers and other key players in the independent sprits world.   Consumers have the opportunity to taste an array of small batch, boutique, artisanal and just plain interesting spirits.  They will also have the opportunity to interact with the individuals whose passion and commitment to quality bring these great spirits to the marketplace.

The Indy Spirits expo started when three brand owners got together and realized they needed to find more ways to introduce their spirits to the public that was used to the status quo of corporate booze brands wherever they shopped and drank.  The first event  with just the three initial brands has grown to the point where there were over 30 exhibitors and over 40 different brands at the most recent event in New York City.  Attendees were able to taste the spirits straight as well as mixed with cocktails that highlighted the particular spirits.

Among the brand at the New York event this year:  Templeton Rye,  LIV, Luna Sueno Tequila, Regatta Ginger Beer,  Castries Peanut Rum Cream,  Tuthilltown Whiskies,  Port Charlotte Single Malt Whiskey,  Orange V Vodka, Scorpion Mezcal, Machhu Pisco, 44° North Vodka, Renegade Rums,  Octomore Scotch Whiskey,  Loft Organic Liquers, American Fruits, Doublecross Vodka,  Cold River Vodka,  G’Vine Gin,  Deaths Door Spirits,  DIMMI Liquore di Milano,  Averna Liquor, Suprema Grappa,  Castarede Armagnac,  Rhum J.M., Stranahan’s Whiskey,  Core Vodka, Combier, Oval Vodka,  Mata Hari Absinthe, Brinley Gold Rum, Russian Diamond Vodka, Tanteo Tequila, Vieux Carre Absinthe, Bluecoat Gin

Expect to see the same diversity and many of the same brands in San Francisco as well as some great small brands from the West Coast

Hours for the event will be 6PM-9PM.  From 5-6, the Expo will host the trade and press as well as VIP ticket holders.  Tickets will go on sale October 19; they can be purchased online at

The Venue for the event will be Mighty at 119 Utah Street in the emerging SOMISSPO district of San Francisco.

A portion of proceed from the event were donated to several NY charities.  A tradition that will extend to the new event in San Francisco.

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For more information contact Dave Schmier   203-226-4181;

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