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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tomorrow's Indy Spirits Expo Offers a Giddy Trek through the World's Micro Spirits

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:20 PM

click to enlarge Bottle lineup at July's Indy Spirits Expo in New York City. - ANDREW ST. CLAIR/FLICKR
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  • Bottle lineup at July's Indy Spirits Expo in New York City.
Like indy movies, indy booze has so infiltrated restaurant bar walls and home liquor cabinets that it might not fit the profile of obscure, exactly. Still, tomorrow's 2009 Indy Spirits Expo at Mighty (119 Utah at 15th St.) offers the chance to crawl deep into one micro-distilled bottle after another -- bottles you can't just pick up at the corner market. Think Tuthilltown vodka, distilled from Hudson Valley cider, or 44° North vodka, distilled in Idaho from local spuds. Or Choya's umeshu, the Japanese fruit liqueur flavored with ume plums. Interesting, right? Locavore spirit infused with the wonky charm of distillers committed to creating something it'd be sacrilege to drown in Ocean Spray and call a Crantini. The Expo is on from 6p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5). General admission is $50, $75 for VIP (which gets you in an hour early). Buy tix here.

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