Michigan Spirits Association

MSA 1st “Pure Spirits” Consumer Tasting Event 2018

Pure Spirits Tasting

Cocktail culture is flourishing and Pure Spirits allowed people the chance to sample modern twists on classic drinks, plus all new creations. This year’s theme, Cocktail Night at the Museum, brought innovative cocktail iterations to the Detroit Historical Museum on Friday, October 19th for an evening of exciting tastings and engaging exhibits detailing the Motor City’s vibrant history.

Pure Spirits Tasting

The Museum’s atmosphere paired perfectly with the cocktails. Presented by the Michigan Spirits Association, Pure Spirits featured dozens of brands of tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, gin, cognac, brandy, cordials, and liqueurs. Bartenders and mixologists mixed, muddled, blended, shook, and stirred to produce craft libations that tantalized and delighted. No matter your drink preference, Pure Spirits had something for everyone!

Pure Spirits Tasting

At Pure Spirits, guests enjoyed cocktail and spirits sampling while strolling exhibitions retelling the dynamic history of Detroit to the music of DJ Thornstryker, the official DJ of the Detroit Pistons. Over 1,000 people filled the museum that night, making it a huge success. There were 21 tables and approximately 60 brands of liquor available for tasting. Some of the amazing drink concoctions were The Commissioners Margarita, Jamoca Delight, Anejo Manhattan, Pineapple Upside Down, and Harvest Sangria.

Pure Spirits Tasting

There were two ticket types available -- General Admission included 10 drink tickets, a commemorative glass, and a keepsake photo. VIP ticket holders received five extra drink tickets and entry into the event an hour early for an exclusive VIP cocktail tasting, as well as a commemorative glass and keepsake photo. Visit the Pure Spirits website for more details on this year's event. For more images from this year's event, Click Here, or check out the Pure Spirits Facebook page.