Craft distilleries in Canada are on the rise, as are locally-owned spots for us to try them in. We’re pleased to bring you this special event in conjunction with Downtown Libations, the new monthly happy hour hosted by Downtown Calgary. Local cocktail maker and mixographer Wendy Peters will take you through a tasting of 5 of Canada’s leading craft gins at The Derrick Gin Mil & Kitchen!
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Price: $45.00 (includes all taxes and processing fees)
What you get: A small, intimate group setting for a tasting of 5 Canadian craft gins including: Eau Claire Parlour, Dillon’s Unfiltered, Wallflower, Victoria Gin and Ungava as well as charcuterie and canapé and 1 Equinox Spritzer Cocktail.
Tastings: 430pm, 5pm, 530pm and 6pm. Only 8 places available per tasting.
Join in with a single or pair of tickets, or rally your friends and coworkers and take over one of the available tastings! This is your chance to try out some of the best gins in the country and impress your friends with your new Canadian gin know-how.
About Wendy Peters
Wendy’s love of a well mixed cocktail began 5 years ago in her role as the Yelp Calgary’s first Community Manager. She has worked with dozens of Calgary restaurants and bars to engage and delight Calgarians with the budding food and cocktail scene in the city.
In 2014, Wendy took an 18-month sabbatical to explore food, drinks and culture around the world, travelling through 18 countries across 5 continents. Her curiosity and previous foray into cocktails and events sparked a desire for more formal training, and she completed a 4-week intensive bartending course at the world-renowned European Bartending School in Amsterdam and a 2-week advanced mixology course at it’s London campus.
Wendy’s passion and reputation for creating out-of-the-box, engaging experiences continue as the Creator & Mixographer at Spirit of the Wench.
About The Derrick Gin Mil + Kitchen
The Derrick is an affordable, locally sourced restaurant that features a food menu comprised of traditional classics, seductively smoked meats and a spirit menu with an emphasis on GIN, all paired within a cozy atmosphere that should make you feel right at home. Our entertainment will range blues-rock, old-school hip-hop, rhythm and blues with occasional live music performances from local artists. The Derrick will be open early for breakfast, corporate lunch, a lively happy hour headlining the areas leading drink specials, dinner and Cocktails 6 nights a week. So, put your feet up or join the party, welcome to The Derrick!
About Downtown Calgary
The Calgary Downtown Association (CDA) is a Business Revitalization Zone established under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act and represents over 3,000 businesses in a 120 block area in the city centre.
This area comprises over 50 million square feet of office, hotel, retail, restaurant, entertainment, attractions, cultural and government buildings.
The Association was formed as a result of a petition by Downtown businesses in November 1988. It is funded primarily by a levy on the business taxes paid by Downtown businesses. (The CDA’s levy is the lowest in Calgary.)
The Association provides leadership and management for Downtown in the following key result areas:
The CDA is governed by a board of 12 elected directors.
Downtown is the premier place in Calgary for people to work, live and play.
To champion a vital, prosperous, attractive and liveable downtown community.