We’ve raved about our love of The Shanty, their killer cocktails and unbeatable (at least from a cocktail lover’s point of view) happy hour before. Now you have a chance to tour New York Distilling, the distillery next to The Shanty, with the booze experts from Vine Wine. And you’ll even get to bring home a bottle. On Thursday, June 12 meet at Vine at 6:30pm to walk over to the distillery and learn the fundamentals of distilling, the secrets of gin and why Dorothy Parker and Perry’s Tot, the two styles that New York Distilling produces, are so different from one another, and so delicious. You may even get to taste some gin fresh from the still, and sneak a peek at their barrels of rye made with New York State grains and headed out of the barrel and into stores for the first time sometime in the next year. Afterward, choose a bottle of gin, have a cocktail at The Shanty and get started on your weekend drinking in style. Your $45 ticket includes the tour and a bottle of gin. We also have two tickets to give away, email us with the subject line, “gin season” and we’ll pick a winner at 5pm today.