Announcement: Holiday Spirits Is Back, Here’s How to Score Presale Tickets


Our inaugural Holiday Spirits event hit town in 2013, bringing together more than 25 distilleries, many of them local, for a festive cocktail party. We’re getting ready to do it again: Holiday Spirits returns to New York City on Thursday, November 20, and this year, it includes a harbor cruise.

The party takes place aboard the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship, which will set sail from Pier 40 at West Houston Street. You can choose from two tiers of ticket options – general admission tickets ($50) and VIP tickets ($70). Both include unlimited sampling from more than 25 distilleries, a souvenir tasting glass, live music, complimentary hors d’ouevres, and the cruise; the VIP ticket gets you access to the Captain’s Lounge, a private VIP deck located on the top level of the ship, which will include a private bar. You’ll also take home a VIP gift bag.

Each level of the ship will feature live entertainment rom the jazz quartet The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and local New York City DJ Tim Martell.

And we’ve already confirmed a few distilleries. Here’s who’s planning to pour: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liquer, Brooklyn Winery, Mount Gay Rum, Sorel Artisanal Liquer, Van Brunt Stillhouse, and Widow Jane.

Tickets officially go on sale Tuesday, October 7, at noon, but use our special code — VVHSED — and you can snag your admission beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Head to the website to buy.

The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. — we’ll see you there.