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Semiannual Whiskey Throwdown & Doughnut Showdown

October 15, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s time for the 4th Semiannual Whiskey Throwdown & Doughnut Showdown! Why is it the Semiannual? Well, our fans are crazy and demanded we do this twice a year from now on!

Come celebrate all things Whiskey + Doughnuts related while supporting an awesome local charity, Minds Matter of Denver! You’ll enjoy the area’s finest doughnuts and far too many locally-distilled spirits with unlimited sampling making for an event you won’t soon forget! New for our fourth edition, we have even more sugary creations with cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, wine, vodka and beer! This gathering has been named by Thrillist as “Event of the Week,” featured in 5280 Magazine, 303 Magazine, Eater Denver, Denver Westword, My Boring Closet and so many more. You do not want to miss this special event!

Molly’s Spirits returns as the Presenting Sponsor, without them, we could not create this event for you. What makes Molly’s Spirits different? A huge selection with over 12,000 beers wines and spirits, a brand new store, a great rewards program and the easiest access from I-70 when heading to the mountains this winter.

Once again, TEN registered ticket holders are going to win Doughnuts for LIFE! Yes, you read that right, DOUGHNUTS FOR LIFE!

Special, Limited-edition sugary creations by our vendors are in the works. Be there to see them first hand!

New for the 4th Edition:
Kegs of Beer!
Ice Cream Competition!
Vodka, Tequila, and other Spirits!
Craft Soda!
What do all of these have in common? Sugar, fermented or not, we love our sugar and so our favorite event now includes even more of our favorite things.

2016 Doughnut partners:
Carbon Beverage Cafe & Habit Doughnuts – Serving Whiskey + Doughnuts all year round and will be frying doughnuts on site once again!
LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee – Back for the 4th time, a local favorite!
Donut Maker – Sponsor of the Doughnuts for Life Cards!
Walton Donuts – back again and bringing ice-cream donut concoctions!
Fractured Prune Denver – Back for the 3rd year in a row
More in the works!! Interested doughnut makers are encouraged to reach out to us!
More to come!

An incredible variety of Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch with a heavy focus on CO craft distilleries will all be available. Consider the VIP package to have more time to sample them all! A vast majority of brands can be bought at Molly’s Spirits where an entire section of the store is devoted to local craft distilleries, wineries and beer!

A sampling of this year’s alcohol vendors:
State-38 Distilling – debuting their latest creation!
Stranahans Distillery Colorado – back for a fourth year!
Breckenridge Distillery – partnering again with Habit!
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery
Mile High Wine and Spirits
10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co.
Blank & Booth Distilling Co.
Laws Whiskey House
Weaver’s Spirits
More in the works, plus a few classics, stay tuned!

There are absolutely no Groupons or LivingSocial deals. The only option for event tickets is pre-purchasing through Eventbrite via the ticketing URL above starting Thursday. Don’t wait, we have a strict limit of attendees given our venue’s capacity and expect this event to sell out and exceed last year’s 800+ attendees! Tickets prices will go up soon!

Other amazing things at the 4th Semi-Annual W+D:
Take Photos at the Presswall!
Food trucks!
Giveaways from rad companies such as Whiskey Barrel Coffee and more!
T-shirts available on-site!

New for 2016:
A very limited selection of gluten free and vegan options!
Each ticket enters you to win one of the “Doughnuts for Life” giveaways. Giveaways happen approximately every hour or so and winners must be present to win!
25 VIP Tickets – Includes engraved glassware, one of our themed t-shirts of your choosing and full early and late access to the finest whiskey bottles for both sessions!

1st General Admission Session – 2:30pm – 5pm
2nd General Admission Session – 5:30pm – 8pm
VIP – 2:15 – 8:15pm
Time Slot Session tickets – Each standard ticket will get you access to the party for two hours and 30 mins but once your time is up you don’t have to go home you just can’t stay here!

@WhiskeyDoughnuts on IG (we release locations for discounted in-person ticket sales only on IG)

Attire: Guests should wear whatever they want and feel comfortable in. Wear your most impressive doughnut themed attire and you’ll be given an additional entry into the Doughnuts for Life Giveaway(we are giving away 10 now)! Some have even described the event as a “Whiskey Prom, Doughnut Formal”, we will let you decide! It’s not formal, come have fun!

This is all made possible by the support of the amazing vendors putting so much effort into making this creative and incredibly fun event what it has become, especially Molly’s Spirits and Minds Matter of Denver!

More info on our charity partner Minds Matter of Denver, the awesome work they do and how you can become involved after your donation can be found here: http://mindsmatterdenver.org/
Minds Matter, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit serving high-achieving, low income students in cities across the United States. Their mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams preparing them for success.The 2016-2017 school year marks the beginning of the thirteenth year for Minds Matter of Denver.” One of the most rewarding experiences you can do for yourself and others is become a mentor to the high school kids that need it most. Please consider being a mentor or making a cash donation directly to Minds Matter of Denver, yes, we promise YOU can make a difference.

Questions, Comments? Email: [email protected]

Never drink and drive! Please drink responsibly. Call a Lyft, Uber or cab if you are drinking at all.

While it is unlimited sampling, guests of the event are expected to maintain composure at all times as there is a “zero tolerance, zero sloppiness” policy. We reserve the right to cut anyone off at anytime.

Cheers! 🙂


October 15, 2016
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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