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February 2016 Tacoma NACE Meeting
From Field to Flask: An Evening and Dinner with Heritage Distilling Company
February 16, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The INN at Gig Harbor
3211 56th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 05:00 pm February 12

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 05:00 pm February 12

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 05:00 pm February 12

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 05:00 pm February 12

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 05:00 pm February 12

$1.00 Raffle Ticket

$25.00 Member Vendor/Sponsor


Join Tacoma/South Puget Sound NACE at The INN at Gig Harbor, as we hear from Heritage Distilling Company about the microdistillation process "From Field to Flask."  The INN's plated dinner will be paired with HDC's spirits, creating a neighborhood pairing of the truest sense.


Our Venue and Caterer: The INN at Gig Harbor

Located in Gig Harbor, "The Maritime City", The INN at Gig Harbor is the area's premier hotel and conference center.  Featuring over 4,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space and 64 boutique hotel rooms (including fireplace and Jacuzzi suites), The INN offers services for corporate and social events of 2-220.  The Heritage Restaurant features breakfast and lunch daily.  Overnight accomodations include complimentary breakfast, in-room coffee with Keurig machines, refridgerators and microwaves.

A special overnight room rate is being offered to attendees of this meeting - "Take the Elevator Home!".  Please call 253-530-7407 for more information.  Please be safe and don't drink and drive.

Free parking!



Passed Appetizers

Salad Course:

Fresh Spring Greens with Candied Walnuts, Chevre, and The INN's own Orange Vinaigrette


Rosemary Lamb Chop with Potato Gratin and Asparagus


Creamy Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis

Appetizers and salad are paired with one of two Heritage Distilling Cocktail samplers. Entree and Dessert will be paired with their own complementary cocktail sampler.


Our Speaker: Heritage Distilling Company

Located next door to The INN at Gig Harbor. In their own words:

"Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC) is a craft distillery based in Gig Harbor, Washington. HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North American by the American Distilling Institute 2 years in a row (2014 and 2015).  Each of the Heritage Distilling Co. product lines and services were developed with a particular story in mind, because “Every Spirit has a Story”™.

Some are rooted in the history and heritage of our company founders, while others are centered on the collective heritage and history we all long to create and share. Whether you are getting ready to enjoy our premium spirits, or you are joining us at the distillery for our exclusive and customized “Your Whiskey, Your Way™” programs (Cask Club™* and My Batch™*) we are confident you will find the story behind your spirit.

We are majority owned by women and family operated. As a Craft Distillery we manage the entire process of making our spirits by hand – from identifying and working directly with the farmers growing our grains, to ensuring the purity of our water source, to milling the grain, making our own mash and wort and running our own custom made stills – we strive to maintain the best of the “Field to Flask”™ ethos.

In this way you can be assured the hand-crafted, small batch spirits we produce meet the highest standards. We pour a little of our heart into every hand crafted, small batch of spirits we make.

HDC currently has two distillery locations in Gig Harbor, Washington (HDC Flagship and HDC Waterfront)."


Our Photographer: Rachelle Erickson Photography


Our DJ and Lighting Professional: Leanna Mason, Entertainment Masters


More information to follow!



Pictures from our November meeting @ Gallucci's were provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events.