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DSTILL showcase tonight, Apres Ski Cocktail Classic slides into Aspen

It's all about cocktails today. Cocktails, and the spirits in them. DSTILL will hold its second annual showcase tonight at the McNichols Building in Civic Center; meanwhile, the second annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic will be putting a little sauce on the slopes starting today at Aspen Snowmass.

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DSTILL made its debut in Denver last year, and now the joint partnership between the Colorado Distillers Guild, Something Independent, the Colorado Bartenders Guild and the American Craft Distillers Association is back for round two, culminating with tonight's signature Showcase, which will feature almost fifty American craft-spirit producers from across the country pouring at the McNichols Building from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets (if any are still available) are $50 in advance at and $60 at the door.

Last year the Apres Ski Cocktail Classic won a Fodor's award for being one of the best cocktail festivals in America. The spirited mountain-top celebration brings together bartenders, brand ambassadors, mixologists, chefs and spirit aficionados for a four-day celebration complete with seminars, fireside chats, parties and the first Great Apres-ski pub crawl.

You can purchase all-access VIP passes for $375; single event tickets range from $25 to $100. For more information, visit the Apres Ski Cocktail Classic website.

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Ben Landreth