Saint Lawrence Spirits captured many awards at the Great American International Spirits Competition this past May, earning the title of “Distillery of the Year” with the New York State Distiller’s Guild. To celebrate this great honor Saint Lawrence Spirits hosted a Distillery of the Year Celebration on July 31st at The Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillery & Château.
The night kicked off with complementary SLS tastings and appetizers by Château’s Executive Chef Christian Ives. Tastings included a gin/vodka booth and a whiskey/bourbon booth where guests were able to learn about our unique spirits and how they are made as they sipped craft cocktails.
Travis Rocco sang his way into our hearts while guests were able to freely roam between the Château bar and terrace, as well as the SLS seasonal tasting tent and patio. Guests were able to make new connections as well as rekindle with friends as the end of the Thousand Islands summer approaches.
Throughout the night, tours of the distillery were given by Owner Jody Garrett, Head Distiller Bill Garrett, and Distiller’s Hand Ben Vantassel and Elizabeth Carbajal. The distillery also received a special visit from NYS Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, who awarded Saint Lawrence Spirits with a Certificate of Merit for earning the title of Distillery of the Year.
Guests received a 10% discount on all spirits for the night, the perfect excuse to stock up on their favorites! When guests purchased a bottle they were entered into our amazing door prize that was filled with tons of SLS swag including two bottles of SLS spirits!
The event ended with an amazing sunset over the river and a very happy door prize winner, Clayton local, Mike Hazelwood.
Saint Lawrence Spirits would like to thank all of our supporters who came out to help celebrate this incredible honor! Looking forward to another reason to celebrate in 2020!