We are excited to have Breakthru back as they present our 2022 United States Powerboat Show Tasting Tent. Breakthru Beverage Maryland, a family-owned business, is the largest wine and spirits distributor in the state, with a diverse portfolio of 6,000-plus wine, spirits, and beer brands — plus fine wine, non-alcoholics, and emerging spirits.
This year Breakthru will deck out the tent with seating and bars set up to present their beverage offerings. Guests (21+ only) are invited to visit the tent to learn more about the beverages and enjoy complimentary tastings.
2022 Tasting Tent Selection of Beverages
Gray Whale Gin
This ultra clean, 6-times distilled, gluten-free corn base spirit provides the perfect blank canvas to allow our wonderful Californian botanicals to truly shine. The carefully selected botanicals are sourced from sustainable farms, or wild foraged. First, all our sun-dried botanicals are weighed, inspected and poured directly into the pot still. Then the fresh hand-zested citrus and fir-tree needles are placed into a vapor extraction bag. This wonderfully fragrant giant tea bag is carefully tied inside our copper pot still helmet, directly above the base spirit. The most important and final step is the botanical distillation. During distillation, the alcohol vapors rise up to the extraction basket and delicately heat the fresh citrus & fir, releasing all their wonderful flavors. These rich vapors continue across the line-arm and are cooled and condensed. The Gray Whale Gin then rests for 48 hours until we bottle.
Every bottle of Gray Whale Gin is made with sustainably sourced ingredients, from local farmers we know; thoughtfully designed with organic paint and a biodegradable cork.
We support the conservation of our oceans and the incredible creature that inspired it, through Oceana | Protecting the World’s Oceans & 1% for the Planet | One percent of all sales go to environmental causes.
Launched on Memorial Day weekend 2014 by Bronya Shillo, Fishers Island Lemonade is one of the first craft cocktails in a can and a pioneer in the ready-to-drink category. The recipe for the original Fishers Island Lemonade was inspired by the signature house cocktail at The Pequot Inn, which Bronya’s family owned and operated on Fishers Island, New York. Premium vodka, barrel-aged whiskey, lemon and honey are the ingredients for the original Fishers Island Lemonade.
Fleurs de Prairie’s crisp light style is classically Provencal, conveying its understated charm and elegance. Fleurs de Prairie is sourced from vines planted in clay-limestone soil throughout some of the best winegrowing areas in Provence, Var, Bouches de Rhône and Alpes Maritime.
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant and fresh wine, with tropical fruit flavors and hints of citrus. The palate is filled with pure fruit flavors, nicely balanced with a crisp mineral finish. Sustainably grown in the premium sub-region of the Awatere Valley.
In 2021, Josh Cellars named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. They feature 10 varietals and a premium Reserve collection of wines including Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, Prosecco and Reserves.
Reyka is distilled with glacial water from Iceland that runs through a 4,000 year old lava field. It’s some of the purest water in the world. It is distilled in one of the few Carter-Head stills in the world. Its high copper level gives Reyka unparalleded smoothness from a single distillation. Iceland is full of lava rocks. Reyka uses them to filter the vodka, giving it a crisp, clean taste.