Treat someone (or yourself) to a Winter Cocktail experience

By David Farley

Going on a distillery tour is more than just a walk through the process of turning raw material into a drink-worthy spirit. It’s about knowledge, and it’s about enjoyment. Perhaps most important, it’s about learning to become the star of the next cocktail party you attend.

BlackboardEats and Greenbar Distillery are teaming up to help you—or someone you love enough to treat to such an experience—do just that. Through January and February, the Downtown Arts District distillery and BBE are offering an exclusive winter-themed experience which includes a cocktail class, distillery tour, and tastings. Still looking for a holiday gift for the person in your life who loves high-quality cocktails? This is it.

And Greenbar Distillery has got the goods (and cred) to make it happen. The first Los Angeles distillery to open since Prohibition, and creators of one of the largest lines of organic spirits on the planet, Greenbar Distillery is LA in a bottle. It’s a sip of Southern California.
The hands-on experience starts off with a wintery welcome cocktail. Then comes the real fun part: Greenbar Distillery’s in-house cocktail expert leads a seminar on how to make two winter-themed boozy concoctions. Get the inside secrets on how to construct a winning, party-enhancing cocktail using seasonal winter ingredients. Then take the second drink you made and go on a stroll through the distillery, discovering in detail exactly how its lauded spirits are made, from fermentation to the bottle to your glass. You’ll learn about LA’s first whiskey, Slow Hand Six Woods, produced in the distillery, as well as the details of how Greenbar Distillery produces vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and other spirits. And in the end, you’ll leave with a Greenbar Distillery campfire whiskey mug.

This bibulous two-hour tour and class is just what the doctor ordered to add a bit of dazzle and warmth to the winter doldrums. And it just might make one of the best holiday gifts your cocktail-sipping loved one will receive this year, so grab your tickets before they disappear.

Event includes:

One wintery welcome cocktail
Cocktail class demo’d by one of Greenbar Distillery’s tastemakers
Two craft cocktails made (and enjoyed) by each guest
Guided tour of distillery
One Greenbar Distillery campfire whiskey mug to take home

know before you go

When: Wednesday January 10, Thursday Jan 18, Wednesday Jan 24, or Thursday Feb 1, 7 PM–9PM
Where: 2459 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
Must be at least 21 years of age. Please bring photo ID.