That's the Spirit!

That's the Spirit!
A Pre-Prohibition Era Talk & Tasting with West Bottoms Whiskey Co
Friday, November 8, 2024
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a very “spirited” night of talking and tasting Kansas City history! When master distiller Alex Lindsey founded the West Bottoms Whiskey Co. in 2021, he embraced the West Bottoms’ legacy of industrialization and entrepreneurism by bringing a whiskey spirit and culture back to the area. He aims to ignite a passion for innovating whiskeys thru the appreciation and embodiment of a truly optimistic era in the United States.

From its earliest days as a settlement of French trappers and traders, Kansas City’s West Bottoms grew more than a century ago into a bustling railroad hub and agricultural and livestock center. Ingrained in that rich history is the distillation, distribution, and consumption of liquor. Prior to Prohibition, dozens of West Bottoms saloons served locally produced spirits to a thirsty clientele of workers from nearby stockyards and packinghouses, including residents of Shawnee!

This special presentation and tasting night, hosted by the West Bottoms Whiskey Co, will highlight the unique spirit and history of the area and encourage participants to explore the people and places in Kansas City that are doing the same. Please click here to sign up! Tickets are $35/person and include one featured cocktail as well as featured samples in Shawnee Town 1929’s Town Hall space (located at 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee). Pre-registration required by purchasing online or call (913) 248-2360.