Distiller’s Week 2019

With popular demand for seminars, tastings, and celebrity panels growing far beyond what one renowned showcase can provide, we are proud to announce the expansion of our annual celebration of premium spirits and guest distillers to Distiller’s Week – a full week of events around southern New Hampshire! This year there are two events which we are particularly excited about, our Seventh Annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits and an exclusive seminar featuring the Women of Whiskey & Spirits. Both of these events are expected to sell out, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

Read below for further details about Distiller’s Week and these two exciting events.


Women of Whiskey & Spirits

As part of Distiller’s Week, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, and Pine State Beverage will host an exclusive seminar featuring Women of Whiskey & Spirits on November 6th, 2019, at the Manchester Country Club. Five leading Whiskey and Spirit experts will present their whiskies and spirits in a seminar-style tasting. Each presenter will present three products; a signature cocktail sample offered during the reception, with the remaining products being presented during the seminar. The reception begins at 5:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres, and signature cocktail sampling, with the seminar beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. At the conclusion of the seminar, light refreshments will be offered, in addition to the opportunity to purchase the products being presented on-premise.

Moderator: Susannah Skiver Barton – Senior Whisky Specialist & Digital Editor, Whisky Advocate

Featured Presenters:

Joanna Scandella, Master Blender for Crown Royal

Graciela Gonzalez Cortes, Master Distiller for El Mayor

Susannah Hubler, Barrel Select Associate for Buffalo Trace

Jane Bowie, Master Maturation for Maker’s Mark

Jill Boyd, Master Blender for Compass Box



The Seventh Annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits

Distiller’s Week culminates in our signature gathering, The Seventh Annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits to benefit the Animal Rescue League of NH on Thursday, Nov. 7th at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.


Featuring more than 130 tables of premium and ultra-premium spirits for sampling, the Distiller’s Showcase will take place on Thursday, November 7th, from 6:00 to 8:30PM, at the DoubleTree Manchester Hotel. The event provides the opportunity for guests to meet distillers from around the world while sampling food from New Hampshire’s top restaurants.


Last year’s event was a huge success, and this year’s event will be even better, with more of the world’s top brands, the addition of exclusive suites, and an expanded list of restaurants from around the state presenting their signature dishes.


For the Sip & Stay Package please contact the DoubleTree Manchester Hotel soon to be Doubletree by Hilton for reservations. The hotel can be reached at 603.625.1000. This package is available until October 17th.


As with previous years, the proceeds from our Distiller’s Showcase will benefit The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. The ARLNH is so much more than a shelter, it also employs one of only three shelter-based Animal Cruelty Investigators in the state. To help people who love their pets, but are currently struggling to care for them, the ARLNH offers community outreach programs, such as a Pet Food Pantry and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.


For more information about these events and others, visit the Distiller’s Week website.