Sip Idaho is Idaho's only public all-liquor tasting event. Every summer, during Idaho Spirits Month, we gather the best distilleries from Idaho and across the globe, to come to our great state and represent their brands, showing you all about their newest products!

All evening from 5:00-7:30PM, Sip Idaho will be open to the public for you to taste and enjoy. Appetizers are included with your ticket cost. Learn some cool new mixology tricks, try out some fancy and ambitious cocktails, all while enjoying a classic Idaho summer.

Join us and other fellow liquor enthusiasts for a night of tasting, fun merchandise, swag, live music, and just having a blast with the minds and geniuses behind your favorite spirits.

Saturday, July 8th 2023


Location: Riverside hotel

Perfect your skills with unique classes

This year, we are excited to introduce Saturday daytime classes to help you learn, grow your skills, and enjoy liquor in a completely unique setting!

There are 2 classes in the afternoon that begin prior to the main tasting event.

Classes and are held in the Aspen + NorthStar classrooms at the Riverside Hotel.

cocktailing at home w/ Ricky Lyn from Las vegas

1 pm - $40.00

Join us for an afternoon with Master Mixologist, Ricky Lyn, from Las Vegas!
  • Learn the creative process behind creating craft cocktails!
  • Refine your personal bartending skills as you follow along, making a classic cocktail!
  • Enjoy sipping on the cocktail you make!
  • Take your cocktail shaker home, so you can continue the fun!
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Gin is not a four letter word w/ AJ Temple

2:30 pm - $40.00

Join us for a special afternoon class with gin distiller and author, AJ Temple!
  • Learn the difference between Gin and Vodka
  • Taste through a mini-flight of some delicious gins!
  • Enjoy a small charcuterie platter
  • Take home a copy of AJ Temple's "So, Why Gin?" book, so you can continue to learn more later!
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Take both classes - the FULL Learning experience!

BOTH - $70.00

Enjoy the ultimate class experience, and take both afternoon classes!
  • 1pm - Mixology Class
  • 2:30pm - Gin Class
  • Learn everything you can about booze by attending both of these fun classes!
  • Stack your savings - Your wallet will thank you!
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ticket sales begin on Friday - March 31st, 2023

Probably the toughest (but best) choice you'll make all summer. Choose wisely.

Did you know that July is Idaho Spirits Month?!
Our event is held the weekend following the 4th of July weekend each year,
a celebration of Idaho Spirits, and all things liquor!

VIP Experience


The ultimate ticket! Get special access to meet the vendors and distillers in a more intimate setting. Enjoy a a head start on the evening and a more exclusive experience.
  • 1-hour exclusive pre-entry (4:00-5:00)
  • Grand Teton Distillery branded sipping glass for you to take home
  • Special swag goodies, only available to VIP's, while supplies last! (These are not guaranteed, if you show up late.)
  • Everything in General Admission
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General Admission


General ticket for access to the event. You'll get to taste from every vendor, sample products, purchase merchandise, enjoy some tasty cocktail-hour food, and more.
  • 5:00-7:30pm general event access
  • Access to all vendors, to sample to your heart's content
  • Catered appetizers
  • Live music by Ashley Rose Music
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Ultimate experience package!


Enjoy the most exclusive all day liquor experience, and purchase our ultimate VIP package, which includes one VIP Ticket to the Grand Tasting Event, PLUS both of our afternoon classes!
  • 1pm - Cocktailing at Home Class
  • 2:30 PM - Gin Class
  • Early VIP entrance to the main tasting event at 4pm
  • The full all-day liquor tasting ultimate experience, never offered before in Idaho, until now!
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The distilleries you've always wanted to tour, the people you've always wanted to meet, and the spirits your heart has always craved, all in one place. This is our current list of vendors registered for the event. They come from all over the world, to bring you their finest spirits.

Town Branch Bourbon
Lexington, Kentucky
Rocks Water
Boise, Idaho
Koenig Distillery
Caldwell, Idaho
Rogue Spirits
Newport, Oregon
Singani 63
Jackson Hole Still Works
Jackson, Wyoming
Monaco Cocktails
Chicago, Illinois
Party Animal Vodka
Hailey, Idaho
Headframe Spirits
Butte, Montana
Up North Distillery
Post Falls, Idaho
Bluebird Confections
(Boozy Chocolates + Caramels!) Caldwell, Idaho
James E. Pepper
Lexington, Kentucky
44 North Vodka®
Shelley, Idaho
Wild Roots Spirits
Portland, Oregon
Temple Distilling
Lynnwood, Washington
Dry Fly Distilling
Spokane, Washington
Allen's Coffee Brandy
Somerville, Massachusetts
St. Elder Liqueur
Somerville, Massachusetts
Black Feather Whiskey
Salt Lake City, Utah
Willie's Distillery
Ennis, Montana
The Chocolat Bar
Boise, Idaho

Want to register as a vendor?
Here are a few reasons you should.

  • Reach a totally new market of restaurant owners, bartenders, and regular drinkin' folk.
  • Network with people just as passionate as you are about their drinks.
  • 300+ attendees
  • Don't get lost in a sea of other distillers at a huge event like Vegas.
  • Registration is only $250.
  • Because it's Idaho. We are nice, and love good drinks!

Things you should know!

It's a public event, can I bring my kids?

Unfortunately, no kids are allowed. Not even babies. Here in Idaho, we take liquor laws very seriously and nobody under 21 will be given entry, so please be prepared to show your i.d.

Let's be honest, this is your chance for a date night out without the kiddos. Get a babysitter and enjoy a fun time out in the great state of Idaho!

Where should I park?

The hotel has plenty of parking available for our event guests. Feel free to park in the front -or- back of the hotel.

Please drink responsibly! Ride-sharing and taxis are widely available in town. If you are questioning whether or not you should drive, make the wiser decision and get a cab.

The hotel is also offering our event guests a special block of rooms at a discounted price, so get a room at the Riverside Hotel and enjoy our Sip + Stay package!

What if my schedule changes, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no refunds are available. Tickets are transferable, however! So if for some reason you've purchased a ticket and can't make it, tickets also make great birthday gifts!

What About the Doggos?

Sip Idaho is held exclusively indoors this year, to keep you out of the heat, and the venue does not allow our furry friends at the event, due to health and food regulations. As much as we love them, please leave them at home, where they are safe!

Will there be food available?

Appetizers will be available inside the event venue and are included in your ticket cost. The hotel is catering the event to help us all stay in tip-top shape throughout the evening.

Can I stay at the hotel after the event?

Yes! Sip + Stay! The hotel is blocking off a series of discounted rooms for our guests and vendors if you wish to stay the night. So have a great time, make a date night out of it, and enjoy a nice brunch in the morning. You can book directly with the Riverside Hotel by calling and asking for the "Sip Idaho" discount at 208-343-1871. Please note: Discounted rooms have SOLD OUT for Sip Idaho 2022. We recommend making earlier reservations next year, in order to take advantage of the discount.

Is the ticket for one person only?

Yes. Tickets are per person only. So, as much as you refer to your partner as your "other half", you are two complete humans according to us. You get to buy two complete tickets. See you there! Cheers!!

Volunteer & Work Opportunities

With so many distillers and vendors coming in for the event, we have a few opportunities for volunteer staff and paid bartenders.
For all applicants that would like to help pour, we require that you are TIPS (or similarly) certified.

If you would like to inquire about opportunities, please send us a message below!

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Have further questions?

Please contact our event organizer!
Rachelle Kelch
(208) 350-9589