Listen up, drink lovers! We’ve got big news. RAW Distillery is delighted to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s TRIBUTE to Craft Spirits Festival. Even bigger news: TRIBUTE kicks off today! First and foremost, here’s what you need to know about the festival:
TRIBUTE to Craft Spirits Festival
This unique festival is the newest addition to Banff’s beloved SnowDays, the two-week-long celebration of snow, ice, winter, and (now) craft spirits. A wonderful addition, if we do say so ourselves. The festivities all take place nestled within the exquisite Canadian Rockies. What better way to celebrate the cold but beautiful winter months than with a specialty cocktail in hand?
TRIBUTE, with the support of Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, will be held in Banff and Lake Louise from January 16th – 27th, 2019 and we could not be more excited to be involved! Cocktails, craft spirits, great food, awesome people, and unbeatable scenery. What more could you ask for? Truly, you do not want to miss this festival.
TRIBUTE Cocktail Menus: January 16th – 27th
So, here’s the deal. The festival begins on the 16th by launching specialty TRIBUTE TO CRAFT cocktail menus in 15 bars and restaurants in Banff and Lake Louise. Each participating establishment’s menu will be home to 5 craft spirits from Alberta and BC for the duration of the festival.
And, you guessed it, RAW’s spirits will be in rotation!
Here’s where you can find us:
- TOQUE – RAW Botanical Gin
- Block Kitchen & Bar – RAW Peppercorn Gin
- Larkspur – RAW Rye Unaged
- Vermillion Room – RAW Peppercorn Gin
- PARK Bar & Restaurant – RAW Botanical Gin
- Balkan Restaurant – RAW Rye Unaged
- Magpie & Stump – RAW Botanical Gin
- Eddie Burger Bar – RAW Peppercorn Gin
- Mount Norquay – RAW Rye Unaged
THE MAIN EVENT: TRIBUTE DISCOVERY EVENT:
JANUARY 26th – 27th
Though the entire festival is exciting, this event is what we’re especially excited about, and you should be too! On January 26th and 27th from 2-9pm, TRIBUTE will be holding a massive outdoor event in the Banff village. The discovery event allows attendees to mingle about and get acquainted with craft distilleries from all over Alberta and BC and bars and restaurants from Banff and Lake Louise.
There will be between 10-15 festival stations where you can taste spirits and hors-d’oeuvres made by a diverse roster of exceptional businesses, all made with local ingredients. Free admission, to taste the amazing cocktails and food on offer, $1 coupons will be available to purchase to enjoy what the makers are whipping up just for you.
If you’re still not sure what to expect, we’ll put it simply: a big outdoor drinking festival with some of the best food and beverage offerings you can find in The Rockies. As you may have guessed, RAW Distillery will be hosting a station at the Discovery Event and we would love nothing more to share our spirits and specialty cocktails with you!