The Chilled 100 Ambassadors hung out family-style at the upscale modern Mexico City-inspired Zocálo.

Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, the 60 foot long copper patina bar features more than 100 tequilas and mezcals! This group of outstanding bartenders was brought together by Palm Bay International and Chilled magazine’s marketing manager and Chilled 100 national director, Max Ferro.

“This Seattle group is one of a kind, as they bring a type of energy to the room that makes you feel at home. They are the definition of what hospitality should always be.”
– Max Ferro, Chilled Magazine Marketing Manager and Chilled 100 National Director

Leading the tastings during The Emerald City event was Diana Novak, National Director Craft Spirits Education and Development for Palm Bay International, who was assisted by Patricia Zanatta, PNW regional manager and Matt Beach, field sales manager. The night included sharing educational information and tastings of Palm Bay portfolio brands including:

Wemyss The Hive 8 Year Old and 12 Year Old, Bastille Whisky, Los Amantes Mezcal Joven and Reposado Mezcal, Tequila Chamucos Reposado, Bribon Tequila Blanco, Ravo Vodka, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Darnley’s View Gin, Dos Maderas 5 year and 3 year, Bauchant, Chase Elderflower Liquer, Boulard Calvados VSOP, Don Zoilo Manzanilla and Oloroso sherries. Guests enjoyed three signature cocktails: one made with Bribon Tequila, another with Dos Maderas Rum, and the last with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

The Chilled 100 bartenders in attendance included Will Holland, Joshua Batway, Tom Johnson, Silas Manlove, Jabriel Donohue, Sarah Jewell, Brandon Paul Weaver, Tressa Points, and Katie Manlove.

“It was a pleasure breaking bread with some of Seattle’s best and brightest bartenders. They make great drinks and even better company. The speech from Palm Bay International’s Diana Novak was eloquent and informative, and from this particular warm gin lover, I’m happy to have discover the gunpowder gin.”
– Chilled 100 Ambassador, Tom Johnson of Foreign National, Seattle

“Big ups to Max and Chilled magazine for the amazing evening of great learning, spirits, and food. Chilled 100, you are great company to keep for sure.”
– Silas Manlove of The Nest/Thompson, Seattle

Photos by Meagan Romney