2018 An Evening with the Spirits

The Blackstone Library’s 2018 fall fundraiser, An Evening with the Spirits, featured 8 beer, wine and spirits distributors pouring over 20 different tasting options, PLUS 6 psychics were on hand to give one-on-one and group readings! 

The fun took place on Saturday, October 13, with over 160 tickets sold and over 50 silent auction and prize drawing items available. The event generated net proceeds of over $8,900 dollars — exceeding our fall fundraiser goal — which will support the programs and services offered to the community by the Blackstone Library. 


Thank you to everyone who contributed to An Evening with the Spirits — we could not have done it without you!


Event Sponsors

Branford Wine & Liquor

Branhaven Plaza, 1043 W Main St, Branford, CT

Event Volunteers
Sandra Baldwin
Keira Cervoni
Pilar Ciravolo
Jan Day
Michelle Denisoff
Cindy Dorwin
Heather Falzano
Polly Fitz
James & Laura Kaiser
Anne Killheffer
Beth & Mark Law
Rick Mahoney
Emily McDowell
Jonathan McNicol
Erin Nichols
Pat Sanders
Amy Tisdale
Event Distributors 
Thimble Island Brewing Company with Ghost Island IPA

Best Valley featuring Michel Couvreur Scotch lineup, including Overaged, Pale Single, and Blossoming Auld Sherried Single Malt Whisky

Opici with Pinhook Bourbon and Pinhook Rye, James E. Pepper Bourbon, and Kirk & Sweeney 12-year Rum

Hartley & Parker featuring Espolon Tequilas, including Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo

Slocum & Sons with spirits from Litchfield Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Glendalough Whiskey, and Four Roses Bourbon

Brescome & Barton featuring Redemption Bourbons, Jim Beam and Suntory Whiskies

CDI with Dalmore and John Barr Scotches

Murphy Distributors featuring Insomnia wines

Eder Bros with Old Forester Bourbon and Jack Daniels lineup

Latitude Beverage featuring a selection of wines

In-Kind Donors
Avant Garde
Big Y
Bishop’s Orchards
Blackstone Board of Trustees
Café Fiore
Chapter One
Elements Massage
Eli’s On the Hill
Elm City Social
Four Seasons Market
Friends & Company
Ghosts of New Haven
Guilford Mooring
Hartford Yard Goats
High Rollers Bowling Lanes, Foxwoods
Karen Jensen
Local Kitchen & Beer Bar
Maritime Grille
Martha Clark
Midpoint Istanbul
Mohawk Mountain
Mohegan Sun
Oasis Nails & Spa
Out of Print Clothing
Physical Fitness
Pine Orchard Country Club
Pinky Nail & Spa
Quassy Amusement Park
Rib House
Robin Bruce Sandler
Shoreline Trolley Museum
Shubert Theater
Temple Grill
Van Wilgen’s Garden Center
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Winding Trails, Farmington
Additional Contributions
Alpha Coiro
Dr. Shirley Girouard
Dr. Christin Knowlton
Samuel Pagano
Cheryl Santamaria