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Cocktail Camp 2012

March 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Spirits Events


Cocktail Camp PDX, Portland’s most drinkable day camp, is back for a third year of spirits tastings, cocktail classes and other cocktail geekery. We’re happy to again be a sponsor of this fun day of education and social gathering.

If you enjoy finely crafted cocktails, or just want to learn more about what goes into them, then this is your event.

Schedule (as of 26 March):

10:30 am   Meet & Greet and Morning Social Hour:   Morning social hour with complimentary low-alcohol cocktails. Come have a morning refresher and meet some of your fellow cocktail enthusiasts before the day gets started. Bar host and menu to be announced.

11:00 am   The Art of Tasting:   House Spirits distiller Colin Howard and Tony Devencenzi from San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch will teach you proper techniques for tasting spirits, which will help you refine your preferences, plan better pairings, and create your own fantastic cocktails.

12:15 pm   Scotch: It’s easier than you think:   Scotch doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whiskey expert Stuart Ramsay and Kask’s Tommy Klus will discuss the varieties of Scotch, the effect region has on their flavors, and why learning about it is not as hard as you might think.

1:15 pm   Luchtime Social Hour:   Break for lunch and socializing, while sampling complimentary cocktails featuring a new, yet-to-be-released rum by New Deal Distillery.

2:30 pm   The Perfect Host:   Last year you learned that yes, you can entertain. Now put that knowledge to use. Cocktail consultant Morgan Schick will teach you the skills of cocktail party menu planning and how to accommodate your guests on any budget.

3:30 pm   Afternoon Social Hour:   Final cocktail and punch social hour. Bar host and menu to be announced.

4:00 pm   Introduction to Aperitifs:   Aperitifs aren’t just for pre-dinner happy hour. Neil Kopplin, creator of Imbue Vermouth, and Patrick Taylor will discuss their history, use, and the variety, and get ideas on how and why to incorporate them into your home bar.

Tickets and more info can be found at Cocktail Camp PDX

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