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Shake Up Asheville Cocktail Week This Year 🍸

Bar Takeover event at Rhubarb from Asheville Cocktail Week 2018

Asheville Cocktail Week, which launched in May 2016, became the first full week-long cocktail event in the Southeast located right here in Asheville. There are a variety of events put on each year, including trainings, seminars, pairing dinners, spirit tastings, cocktail parties and mixology competitions.
If you’re unfamiliar with the upcoming events happening next week, we’re here to help by picking one of our favorites for every day of week so you don’t have to.

Read below for our favorite Scoops for this year's Asheville Cocktail Week.
Monday, April 29
"Second In Command" Dinner
at The Waterbird
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The 3rd annual "Second in Command" Pairing Dinner is an Asian-fusion themed 5-course dinner prepared by area sous chefs paired with tasty cocktails. There will be limited seatings, so make sure to reserve yours now. Grab tickets.

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Tuesday, April 30
Meet the Distiller: Nicole Austin
at The Monk's Flask
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Learn from Master Distiller Nicole Austin of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. at this public event. Share cocktails and bites while learning more about how Austin is preserving the history of the distillery and planning what is coming next.

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Wednesday, May 1
Opinions Welcome: Peat and Tobacco Sensory Experience
at Casablanca Cigar Bar
7:30 p.m.

Simon Brooking will walk you through a sensory experience comparing scotch in the Laphroaig, Bowmore and Auchentoshan families to the variety of flavors in tobacco. Grab tickets, which include drinks and a cigar.

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Thursday, May 2
ELIXIR Craft Cocktail Competition from Asheville Cocktail Week 2018
ELIXIR Craft Cocktail Competition
at Historic Grove Arcade
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Now in its 7th year, ELIXIR promises to bring another exciting evening of collaboration between mixologists and spirit specialists to the Historic Grove Arcade. Grab tickets, which include tastings from distilleries, industry relevant vendors and mixologists from bars and restaurants around Asheville. 

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Friday, May 3
Knob Creek Barrel Celebration
at The Montford Rooftop Bar
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The team at The Montford traveled to Knob Creek Distillery to hand-select a barrel that will be only sold at the Montford Rooftop Bar right here in Asheville. Come taste what they've selected at this public event.

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Saturday, May 4
Maker's Mark Mint Julep from Post 70 Indulgence Bar
Kentucky Derby Party Sponsored by Beam Suntory
at Post 70 Indulgence Bar
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Showing full Southern roots, Post 70 will be going “Derby-style” with mint juleps, front row derby viewing and music by Moonfish 2. Big hats and dapper attire encouraged at this public event.

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Sunday, May 5
El Tesoro Brunch
at Mountain Madre
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Celebrate the El Tesoro tequila barrel that will be coming to Mountain Madre later in the month. Grab tickets, with brunch and drinks included.

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For all of this week’s Scoops and more, visit DigLocal.com or download the Dig Local App. Keep digging local!