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DISTILLED: A Spirits and Speaker Series – “Backcountry and Bourbon”

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $18

Small Batch Bourbon Tasting and Avalanche Awareness presentation with Friends of the CAIC Presenter Jason Konigsberg and whiskey expert Chris Galante from Jim Beam

A portion of proceeds will benefit Friends of the CAIC. Raffle ticket included with ticket.

Join us for the second annual Distilled Speaker and Spirits Series on Saturday, January 27th!  Distilled shakes, blends, and introduces educational topics of interest to our mountain community from experts in the industry.  We kick off the Warren Station Distilled Series with Backcountry and Bourbon. Friends of the CAIC will enlighten the audience on backcountry safety and travel/avalanche awareness. Additionally, whiskey expert Chris Galante (Jim Beam) will lead a presentation and tasting of a series of small batch bourbons including: Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Black, Makers Mark 46, Knob Creek Rye, and Booker’s Bourbon.  Explore the delicate balance of backcountry safety along with the history, aging process and recipes of these unique small batch bourbons. Keystone Ski Patrol will also have a short presentation on their avalanche dog program.

Tickets include samples of all the bourbons and start at just $15 in advance at  In addition, there will be swag giveaways from some of the industry’s premier backcountry companies. We’ll be raffling off merch from Phunkshun, Rahmen + Co, Christy Sports, Kari Traa, Meier Skis, Ortovox, Sierra Designs, Tall T Productions, Zeal Optics and more! There will even be a snowboard from Weston Snowboards available to win that you definitely won’t want to miss. Come out for a night of spirited education and help us kick off Distilled at Warren Station on Saturday, January 27th.

Jason Konigsberg (Know Before You Go Instructor)- Jason made the pilgrimage from the east coast to the Rockies in 1999. The journey started in Steamboat Springs, where the routine of skiing all day and working all night began to take its toll so Jason sought out a career that would allow him to work and ski simultaneously. Jason joined the ski patrol team at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah in 2005. There his passion for snow safety work and avalanche forecasting developed and he joined the resort’s snow safety team. The need for more winter led Jason to spend summers in New Zealand as the snow safety officer at Craigieburn Valley ski area and the public forecaster for the Craigieburn Range. Now adjusting to life with only one winter per year, Jason spends his summers working for the US Forest Service and mountain biking as much as possible.

Chris Galante has been with Jim Beam for 8 years and spent quite some time at the distillery learning from the Master himself, Mr. Fred Noe – 7th generation Beam. Chris’ passion for Whiskey and sharing with friend’s stories and tales, makes for an adventurous evening. His ability to connect with the audience makes for a warm, fun and educational evening.

Joe Larson is in his 9th season with Keystone Ski Patrol with previous experience in New Zealand and 4 years as volunteer patroller in Minnesota. He is a Colorado Avalanche Deployment certified dog handler and avalanche technician, an avalanche route leader, and Avalanche 2 certified.

Times: Doors: 6:30pm

Speaker and Tasting: 7:00pm

Costs:  “Backcountry and Bourbon” General Admission Ticket – $15 In Advance, $18 Day Of Event

“Designated Driver” General Admission Ticket – $5 In Advance, $8 Day Of Event


January 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $18
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The Keystone Neighbourhood Company


Warren Station Center for the Arts
164 Ida Belle Dr
Keystone, CO 80435 United States
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