Ballard liquor store offers free tastings

The state-run liquor store in Ballard (2840 NW Market St) is one of 30 stores selected for a spirit tasting pilot project. Starting today, and for the next year, distillers’ representatives will be able to come in and give 1/4 ounce samples of their liquor. Only those selling premium category and above will be allowed to offer tastings.

“We are excited to have this opportunity for our customers to taste new and interesting products in our stores,” said Washington State Liquor Control Board Chair Sharon Foster. “With more than 1,100 spirits products available in state stores, customers can now enhance their product knowledge by trying something they may never have considered before and learn first-hand about the products from distillers’ representatives. ”

Here is a look at the upcoming tastings in Ballard:

  • September 03: 360 Vodka; 360 Double Chocolate Vodka; 360 Mandarin Orange Vodka; Tequila Rose Liqueur
  • September 10: Hpnotiq Liqueur; Hpnotiq Harmonie Liqueur; Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • September 17: Appleton Estate VX RumVikingfjord Vodka
  • September 24: Hennessy Black CognacBelvedere Citrus VodkaBelvedere Bloody Mary Vodka10 Cane Rum
  • All tastings are from 4 to 6 p.m. Other tasting locations can be found here.

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