When: Thu., Dec. 17, 7 p.m. 2015
People have been distilling agricultural products into alcoholic beverages for centuries, but we're just now getting to the golden years. America's current fascination with traditional methods and craft products has inspired a new wave of old beverages. The Riverfront Times' Holiday Spirits party allows you to sample a variety of them from Jim Beam, Grand River Spirits, Pinckney Bend and Wood Hat Spirits. A $20 ticket gets you a commemorative glass for your unlimited craft-cocktail tastings, as well as hors d'oeuvres, from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard; www.stlouisholidayspirits.com). The $35 VIP option gets you in at 6 p.m. and also comes with an exclusive welcome cocktail and a gift bag.