Florida Craft Spirits Festival at Dark Door
Another day, another great event coming to Tampa-local distillery Dark Door Spirits.
This time, they brought friends.
Dark Door Spirits will be hosting the Sunshine Spirits Festival main event Saturday, October 2. This is an official event hosted by the Florida Craft Spirits Association. This is an organization put together by craft distillers to serve as a voice for the craft community. They help grow the craft community, represent their interests to policymakers, and generally make drinking local whiskey better and easier for us all.
So, while they support the craft community this is our opportunity to show up and support them!
Who is Dark Door Spirits?
Quite simply put, it’s an awesome craft distillery in the heart of Tampa Bay. They produce tried and true classics like whiskey, vodka, and gin. However, they regularly dive into experimenting with extremely unique releases.
For example, they have a blend your own gin experience where they have dozens of different gins to try and blend together to make your own perfect concoction. They also just released a smoked rum that was out of this world. Other unique expressions include re-distilled IPA beers, barrel-aged lavender gin, and their numerous single barrel expressions.
The distillery is also staffed by some of the coolest and most passionate people we’ve met.
Each person working at Dark Door Spirits is there because they love people, they love the product, and they love the industry, and it shows.
This is why they’ve become such a popular venue for parties, festivals, cocktails and hot yoga, crystal meditation, and all other kinds of fun local experiences you likely won’t get anywhere else.
Dark Door really put a lot of effort into two things: cultivating delicious craft spirits and their surrounding community.
So… What’s The Festival?
It’s going to be a tasting extravaganza featuring some of the best distilleries in all of Florida.
There will be food, drinks… more food… more drinks… should we keep going?
But really, there’s going to be awesome industry insiders and influencers there as well. But, that’s just icing on the cake after the food and drinks.
With your admission ticket, you’re going to get to try over thirty Florida distilleries worth of pours (we recommend an Uber). If you are a craft spirits fan, this event is right up your alley!
This, of course, will be held at Dark Door Spirits’ venue. It has plenty of space, open air circulation, and plenty of delicious craft cocktails made by Dark Door’s own master mixologist, Shane Neukam.
Tickets are on sale now, and you can find them by clicking here. You’re not going to want to miss out so make sure you get the tickets as soon as possible!
We love the atmosphere at Dark Door, and have been to a number of events there (and hosted a few ourselves)! It’s going to definitely be a night to remember… or not…
Either way, we highly recommend that you come join us if you’re in the area! It’s sure to be a great time filled with fun, laughs, and great memories!
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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.