Tampa Bay in sunny Florida has risen recently in popularity amongst craft brewing destination spots, with a myriad of unique and tasty brewpubs popping up every month. But, what people don’t know, is that Tampa is quickly becoming a destination for whiskey enthusiasts as well.
More than a dozen whiskey distilleries can be found within an hour’s drive of the lighting capital of the world, and each of them bring a unique story and flavor, both literally and figuratively.
However, after a challenging year for the spirits industry, one Tampa distillery is looking to kick-off 2021 with a bang, featuring collaborations with various artists and comedians in a socially distant return to live entertainment.
It’s incredible to see how distillers are working with a variety of artists and their communities to still produce the whiskey and entertainment we all crave. Especially after the toll that 2020 took on craft distilleries and creative minds worldwide.
Both events are limited attendance to promote public safety, so make sure to grab a ticket before they’re sold out. We hope to see you all there!
The Dark Art Show – Jan 16th @ 4pm & 6pm
The Dark Art Show will feature a number of local artists and is a collaboration between Dark Door Spirits, a whiskey brand that pushes the boundaries of conventional whiskey, and Tyler of the TT Art Collective.
Multiple artists will be featuring their work for attendees to enjoy over a sampling of craft cocktails made by Dark Door’s own resident Mixologist, Shane Neukam.
Time slots will be limited to 2-hour time blocks at 4pm & 6pm to help promote social distancing. The tickets are $25 each and can be found by clicking here. Tickets include two hours at the distillery, the art show, and two craft cocktails.
There are only 100 tickets available.
You can check the curator and artists out on Instagram:
- Tyler @tylerintampa
- Jon David Ray- @jayray_visual
- Graffiti Egypt- @graffitiegypt
- Bujikimo- @bujikimo
- Thinggys- @thinggys_
- Nicholas Lucius- @nicholasluciusart
- Damien Stuck- @artby_stuck
- Trent Alyse- @kittybombcurios
The Comedy Show – Jan 30th @ 7:30pm
The Comedy Show is in collaboration with The North American Comedy Brewery Tour featuring the comedian Kenny Garcia and friends.
You can learn more about Kenny by clicking here or by checking him out on instagram @iamkennygarcia
The tickets are going to be $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can purchase them by clicking here.
Tickets are EXTREMELY limited (30 total), so get them quick!
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.