Event Location & Information

Sip Idaho Boise

Saturday September 21st, 2024 
Boozy Daytime Classes – TBA
Whiskey Dinner 6pm

Sunday September 22nd, 2024
Grand Tasting Event 3:00-5:30PM

Location: Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd
Garden City, ID 83714

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Perfect your skills with unique classes

This year, we are excited to bring you Saturday daytime classes to help you learn, grow your skills, and enjoy liquor in a completely unique setting!

There are 2 classes this year on Saturday, September 21, 2024.

Classes and are held in the Liberty + NorthStar classrooms, upstairs at the Riverside Hotel.

cocktailing at home w/ Austin Szwec

1:30 pm – $55.00

Join us with local mixologist, Austin Szwec, owner of Libation Education, and learn how to properly shake, stir and mix cocktails, while you create along with him!

  • Learn the creative process behind crafting beautiful cocktails!
  • Refine your personal cocktailing skills as you follow along, making some tasty drinks with him!
  • Enjoy imbibing on the cocktails you make!
  • Take your cocktail recipes home, so you can continue the fun and impress guests at your next dinner party!

whiskies of the world w/ scott kelch

3 pm – $55.00

Join us for a special afternoon class with Idaho resident whiskey expert, Scott Kelch, of NorthStar Spirits!

  • Take a trip around the world and learn the difference between several different world whiskies
  • Learn about the unique mash bills, distillation, and barrel-aging processes, and what makes them unique to their region and country
  • Taste through a flight of delicious world whiskies!
  • Enjoy a small charcuterie platter

Take both classes

& save!

1:30 & 3pm – $100.00

Join us for both of our Saturday daytime classes at 1:30pm and 3pm, and enjoy a discount!

  • Mixology Class at 1:30pm, lead by Austin Szwec of Libation Education
  • 3pm Class – Details coming soon!
  • Network with fellow liquor enthusiasts and make new friends
  • Enjoy a boozy fun-filled afternoon!

Whiskey Dinner

Saturday, September 21st, 2024 @ 6pm

ticket sales coming soon – Summer 2024!

Probably the toughest (but best) choice you’ll make all season. Choose wisely!

VIP Experience


The ultimate ticket! Get special access to meet the vendors and distillers in a more intimate setting. Enjoy a a head start on the evening and a more exclusive experience.

  • 1-hour exclusive pre-entry (4:00-5:00)
  • Grand Teton Distillery branded sipping glass for you to take home
  • Special swag goodies, only available to VIP’s, while supplies last! (These are not guaranteed, if you show up late.)
  • Everything in General Admission

General Admission


General ticket for access to the event. You’ll get to taste from every vendor, sample products, purchase merchandise, and enjoy some tasty cocktail-hour food!

  • 5:00-7:30PM general event access
  • Access to all vendors, to sample to your heart’s content (Please drink responsibly!)
  • Catered appetizers
  • Live music by Ashley Rose Music
  • Some vendors will be offering non-alcoholic items for sale

Ultimate Experience


Enjoy the most exclusive all day liquor experience, and purchase our ultimate all day boozy package, which includes one VIP Ticket to the Grand Tasting Event, PLUS all three of our classes!

  • 11:30AM – Cooking with Whiskey Class
  • 1PM – Whiskies of the World Class
  • 2:30PM – Tequila Class
  • Early VIP entrance to the main tasting event at 4pm
  • This is the ultimate boozy experience package!


The distilleries you’ve always wanted to tour, the people you’ve always wanted to meet, and the spirits your heart has always craved, all in one place. This is our current list of vendors registered for the event. They come from all over the world, to bring you their finest spirits.

  • Grand Teton Distillery

    Driggs, Idaho

  • Dry Fly Distilling

    Spokane, Washington

  • Amaro Dell’Etna

    Sicily, Italy

  • Koenig Distillery

    Caldwell, Idaho

  • Naud Cognac

    Cognac, France

  • Grand Mayan Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Coconut Cartel Rum


  • James E. Pepper Distillery

    Lexington, Kentucky

  • Allen’s Coffee Brandy

    Norwood, Massachusetts

  • Wild roots spirits

    Portland, Oregon

  • Beach Whiskey

    Houston, Texas

  • American Harvest Vodka

    Rigby, Idaho

  • Ogden’s Own Distillery

    Ogden, Utah

  • Warn Reserve Bitters

    Boise, Idaho

  • Bluebird Confections

    Caldwell, Idaho

  • Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal

    Oaxaca, Mexico

  • St. Elder Artisanal Liqueur

    Norwood, Massachusetts

  • Water Proof Scotch


  • Amaro Santa Croce Liqueur


  • Heads & Tails Distillery

    Idaho Falls, Idaho

  • Firewater Distillery

    Worley, Idaho

  • Triple Dog Irish Whiskey

    Dundalk, Ireland

  • Old Elk

    Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Clear Water Distilling Co.

    Pleasant Grove, Utah

Want to register as a vendor?
Here are a few reasons you should.

  • Reach a totally new market of restaurant owners, bartenders, and regular drinkin’ folk.
  • Network with people just as passionate as you are about their drinks.
  • 300+ attendees
  • Don’t get lost in a sea of other distillers at a huge event like Vegas.
  • Registration is only $250.
  • Because it’s Idaho. We are nice, and love good drinks!

Sip + Stay

The Riverside Hotel has a limited number of rooms available to our guests at the discounted rate of $189 per night for standard rooms, or $199 for view rooms. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Riverside Hotel at (208) 343-1871 and ask for the “Sip Idaho” discount. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, and the room block closes on August 28th, 2024, so we encourage you to reserve your hotel room right away, before the discounted rooms are gone.