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Ben Lyon

Lyon Distilling Co.
Distiller // Co-Owner // Plumber-in-Chief
St. Michaels, MD
Ben is the co-owner and distiller at the Lyon Distilling Company, and in December of 2014, proudly released the first batch of rye whiskey distilled in Maryland in over 40 years.

In addition to reviving Maryland's illustrious history in rye, Ben also makes a signature line of rums and a corn whiskey which is, as he would put it, "not for sissies".

His story in all things booze began at the age of 18, when his godmother taught him how to make the perfect Manhattan. In college he started brewing his own beer. It was after a post-graduation stint at a small New England distillery that he realized exactly what he needed to do. Fast forward 8 years to when Ben left his "real job" in Manhattan, and the Lyon Distilling Company was founded in Saint Michaels, Maryland - a lovely spot on the Chesapeake Bay best described as "a drinking town with a sailing problem".

Fun facts: Ben likes polished copper, strong drinks, hard work, and sailboats. For bonus points, ask him about his vintage truck, "The Whomper".
Wednesday, July 20
 

10:30am CDT

O Canada presented by Crown Royal Orleans Room at the Hotel MonteleoneEwan Morgan • Lauren Mote • Todd Richman • Stephen Wilson • Crown Royal

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Thursday, July 21
 

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5:30pm CDT

Meet the Distillers Happy Hour Sheraton New OrleansArvero • Balsam • Brenne • CH-Dogma • Laird's • Maraska • Polugar • Sibona • Distillery No. 209 • A. Smith Bowman • Topo Chico • Rhum Clément • Graton Distilling Co. • Lyon Distilling Co. • Lasserre Honey Cognac • US Medallions Custom Coins • The Walter Collective • Copper & Kings American Brandy Company • Rhum Damoiseau • New Columbia Distillers • Black Dirt Distillery • Cathead Distillery • Corsair Distillery • De Borgen Distillery • Michter's Distillery • Prohibition Distillery • Rebecca Creek Distillery • Prichards Distillery, Inc. • Cardrona Distillery, Ltd • Balcones Distilling • Catoctin Creek Distilling • Coppersea Distilling • HPS Epicurean • Don Ciccio & Figli • Tropical Foods • Beefeater Gin • Four Pillars Gin • Master's Selection Gin • Plymouth Gin • Whitley Neill Gin • Greenhook Ginsmiths • Paris Gourmet • Preiss Imports • Mezcal Viejo Indecente • Rhum JM • Douglas Laing • Vias Imports Ltd. • Mezcal Marca Negra • Sandeman Port • BATCH, Hyatt French Quarter • El Dorado Rum • Gosling's Rum • Old New Orleans Rum • Papa's Pilar Rum • Plantation Rum • Pusser's Rum • Mizu Shochu • New Holland Artisan Spirits • Tuthilltown Spirits • Two James Spirits • Vision Wine and Spirits • Glencairn Crystal Studios • Château du Tariquet • Azunia Tequila • Ledger's Tonic • Bitter Truth • Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka • California Walnuts • Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky • J.P. Wiser's • Gooderham and Worts

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