Event Location & Information

Sip Idaho Boise

Saturday, July 8th, 2023
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 3 classes that begin prior to the main tasting event.

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

cooking with whiskey w/ chef Pedro

11:30 am – $70.00

Join us with local Chef Pedro, and learn how to cook with whiskey, while you create along with him!

  • Learn the creative process behind crafting whiskey-inspired food!
  • Refine your personal cooking skills as you follow along, making some tasty food with him!
  • Enjoy savoring the food you make!
  • Take your whiskey-cooking recipes home, so you can continue the fun!

whiskies of the world w/ scott kelch

1 pm – $70.00

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

High End Tequila class w/ Chris Q.

2:30pm – $70.00

Join us for a special session with Azul Imports (Azulejos & Skelly Tequilas), brand Owner & CEO, Chris Quintanilla!

  • Learn the creative process behind producing high quality tequila
  • Taste through a flight of 3 exquisite tequilas, as you follow along, learning more about the tequila-making process!
  • Network with the brand owner, while you learn and taste these high-quality tequilas
  • Enjoy speciality paired chocolate with each pour

ticket sales begin on Friday, March 31st, 2023!

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

Did you know that July is Idaho Spirits Month?!

Our Boise event is held the weekend following the 4th of July weekend each year, a celebration of Idaho Spirits, and all things liquor!

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

  • Berentzen Pear Liqueur


  • Square One Organic Spirits


  • Dry Fly Distilling

    Spokane, Washington

  • Amaro Dell’Etna

    Sicily, Italy

  • Koenig Distillery

    Caldwell, Idaho

  • Party Animal Vodka

    Boise, Idaho

  • Naud Cognac

    Cognac, France

  • Mocambo Premium Rum
  • Edge Spirits Company

    Boise, Idaho

  • Atomic Brands

    Miami, Florida

  • Kaiyo Whisky

    Osaka, Japan

  • Grand Mayan Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Black Feather Whiskey

    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Coconut Cartel Rum


  • James E. Pepper

    Lexington, Kentucky

  • Headframe Spirits

    Butte, Montana

  • Temple Distilling

    Lynnwood, Washington

  • Up North Distillery

    Post Falls, Idaho

  • Allen’s Coffee Brandy

    Norwood, Massachusetts

  • Wild roots spirits

    Portland, Oregon

  • Beach Whiskey

    Rigby, Idaho

  • American Harvest Vodka

    Rigby, Idaho

  • 44 North Vodka

    Shelley, Idaho

  • Ogden’s Own Distillery

    Ogden, Utah

  • Warn Reserve Bitters

    Boise, Idaho

  • Monaco Cocktails

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Bluebird Confections

    Caldwell, Idaho

  • Azulejos

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Batanga Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Chula Vista Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Easy Rider Bourbon

    Hood River, Oregon

  • Five Trail Whiskey

    Golden, Colorado

  • Freeland Spirits

    Portland, Oregon

  • Ha’Penny Irish Whiskey

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Keeper’s Heart

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Killepitsch


  • Liqueur de Damiana
  • Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal

    Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Puncher’s Chance

    Portland, Oregon

  • Rogue Spirits

    Newport, Oregon

  • Sinfire Whiskey

    Hood River, Oregon

  • Snake River Stampede

    Portland, Oregon

  • St. Elder Artisanal Liqueur

    Norwood, Massachusetts

  • Timberline Vodka

    Hood River, Oregon

  • Trail’s End Whiskey

    Hood River, Oregon

  • Vecchio Amaro del Capo


  • Volans Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Water Proof Scotch


  • Western Son Vodka

    Pilot Point, Texas

  • Darco Spirits

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Truffles, Etc.

    Meridian, Idaho

  • Amaro Santa Croce Liqueur


  • Wyoming Whiskey

    Kirby, Wyoming

  • 3 Bar Bloody Mary Secret Mix

    Meridian, Idaho

  • Dona Celia Tequila

    Jalisco, Mexico

  • Oregon Spirit Distillers

    Bend, Oregon

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 $193 per night Friday-Sunday, July 7th-9th, 2023. (The going rate is currently $222+.) 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 June 8th, 2023, so we encourage you to reserve your hotel room right away, before the discounted rooms are gone.