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Support Pacific Northwest's craft distilling industry. We are hosting the first Ginvitational, an opportunity to try excellent PNW gin.

The Seattle Gin Society will host a judged gin-tasting at their first annual Ginvitational to allow Pacific Northwest, national, and international distillers to present their gins to a discerning group of gin aficionados. Entries will be in three categories—Pacific Northwest Craft , National Craft, and National/International. Pacific Northwest entries will come from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. Best of Show gins in each category will be given based on the greatest number of combined points given by Gin Society members and a select panel of judges.

With the rise in popularity of craft distilling, Gene Shook, Executive Director of the Seattle Gin Society, said, “It’s time to recognize the excellent gin that is being crafted and distilled across the region and the country. Anyone with a notion and a bathtub can make a gin, but what is happening in the world of gin, and spirits in general, is rather remarkable. The Gin Society wants to reward those who are doing excellent work.”

Panel judging will take place on Friday April 20th, with the members-only judging taking place from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday April 21st at the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House on Capitol Hill. Members of the media are encouraged to attend both.


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    Receive a shot glass with the first Ginvitational logo on it.

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    Full entrace to the Seattle Ginvitational on April 21st and entrace to two more events sponsored by the Seattle Gin Society over the next year. Try all of the gins entered, so far more than ten are available, and the number is growing all the time.

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    Full entrance to taste the Gins at Ginvitational and a T-shirt with the Ginvitational 2012 logo.

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    Full entrance to the Seattle Ginvitational and 2 more events, plus a shot glass with the 2012 Ginvitational Logo on it.

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    A guided tour of the Seattle area distilleries, a private tasting of Seattle area gins, full entrance to the Seattle Ginvitaional for two people. Two Ginvitational branded shot glasses.

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    You may declare the 2012 Seattle Ginvitational Juniper Queen who will rule over the Seattle Gin Society for the next year (the queen doesn't need to be female...or even a person).

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