Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001
Eg. Sampling Event #001

Eg. Sampling Event #001

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Eg. SAMPLING EVENT #001
Saturday, February 25* | 5-8 PM
$100 per person

All-inclusive Program Below.

* New Date!

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5:00 PM: SPIRIT DISTILLER'S MASTERCLASS

Will Drucker, Founder of Split Spirits, will lead guests through the process of distillation and production of his unique collection of spirits. Spirit tastings will include pairings with dark chocolate.
Includes one (1) Split Spirits Cocktail
Bottles will be available for purchase at 7:00 PM.

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6:00 PM: ELLENBOGEN GALLERY TASTING

4 Wines | 4 Conservas | Bitters & Soda Bar | 1 Digestif
Taste four wines and four chef-prepared, ready-to-eat, tinned seafood servings with bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables and hummus. Quench your thirst at the Bitters & Soda Bar and finish it all off with an Underberg, designed by Hubert Underberg in 1846, to be taken After a Good Meal.

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7:00 PM: DISCOUNT PROVISIONS SHOPPING

Save 10% on All Provisions and Gifts
Discount applies to your purchase of anything in our inventory at Ellenbogen Gallery, with the exception of original artwork.

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8:00 PM: RAFFLE DRAWING
1-in-24 Chance to Win a $135 Value Gift Basket!
Your Ticket is Included with your Purchase
Choose your Split Spirit (
New York, Illinois, or Vermont) to accompany your Ellenbogen Gallery Curated Collection of provisions!

Someone you LOVE might LOVE Split Spirits and chocolate almost as much as they LOVE You - so, consider this a "WIN" for a VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT!


Will Drucker Biography:
Split Spirits founder, Will Drucker, grew up in the Midwest and developed a love of flavor working in his family’s garden, cooking and seeking out the unique place-based cuisines in his travels across the globe. After moving to New York City and exploring its burgeoning craft spirits scene, Will became interested in the art of cooperage (barrel making) and its influence on whiskey’s color and flavor. Combining his love for sense of place, sustainability, culinary heritage and whiskey, Will launched Split Spirits in 2019 in collaboration with Appalachian Gap Distillery, based in Middlebury, VT. Split Spirits' three products, Illinois white oak, New York black cherry and Vermont sugar maple, derive their unique and delicious flavors from grain and wood exclusively from each state.

About Split Spirits

Split Spirits set out to create spirits with distinctive local character. Instead of filling traditional white oak barrels, Split Spirits inverts the process by placing wood right in the bottle to capture unique and delicious flavors strictly from one place.

Why? There are thousands of tree species, each with its own flavor, but only one tree (white oak) grown primarily in one place (the Ozarks) is used to make barrels. The reason is simple - white oak is watertight and abundant in Missouri. Since whiskey gets most of its flavor from the barrel, that means we've all been tasting a fraction of one place rather than a world of flavors.

The aim is not only to capture a delicious sense of place, but to do so sustainably. Split Spirits sources (mostly organic and regenerative) grains adapted to each of our three locations. The grains are ground, fermented and distilled at our solar powered facility in Middlebury, VT and spent grains fuel an anaerobic digester. Finally, the process uses 93% less wood (obtained from seconds of harvested trees) required to barrel age the same volume. Pretty cool, right?

Sustainable Spirits with a Sense of Place

Split Spirits has three lines, each with ingredients from a single place:

  • New York: rye + black cherry wood (Prunus serotina)
  • Vermont: barley, corn, rye + sugar maple wood (Acer saccharum)
  • Illinois: corn, rye, barley + white oak (Quercus alba)