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Thursday, July 21 • 10:00am - 11:30am
It's Bond: Bottled-in-Bond

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You remember that one time you bought a jug of whiskey, only to learn half of it was tobacco juice? In the 1800s, that scenario happened to millions of thirsty whiskey drinkers. Unsavory rectifiers and wholesalers purchased barrels of whiskey from the distiller and cut it with other liquids to make the whiskey appear darker and the barrel’s volume last longer. The issue was so vast and troublesome that Congress convened to pass the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, a law that still gave consumers absolute assurance that the spirit was not cut with junk. Unfortunately, Bottled-in-Bond lost appeal in the 1960s and fell to the bottom shelf, where it became damn near extinct. But the regulation stood strong and the once forgotten category has grown from just a handful to more than 20 on liquor shelves. It’s Bond: Bottled-in-Bond is the seminar for history buffs, value seekers and those looking to find the next big trend in American spirit. In aged spirits, consumers face constant uncertainty. Where does it come from? How old is it? Just like in 1897, Bottled-in-Bond tells you all you need to know.

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Fred Minnick

Ascot-wearing Fred Minnick wrote the award-winning Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey, the critically acclaimed Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker and the upcoming Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. Minnick writes for Whisky Advocate and Whisky Magazine. Minnick lives in Louisville, Ky., where he teaches bourbon classes for the Kentucky... Read More →

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Erik Ettner

Brandymaker / Winemaker, O'Neill Vintners & Distillers
Erik Ettner is a Central California native who embodies the hard working and innovative nature of those who inhabit the area.  Before his career in distillation he studied wine making at Fresno State University while working in a viticulture research laboratory.  His roots in winemaking have strengthened his sensory and creative skills while a firm grasp of science has allowed him to take a more nuanced approach to distilling. ... Read More →
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Allen Katz

Co-Founder, New York Distilling Company
Allen Katz is the co-founder of the New York Distilling Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he produces Dorothy Parker – American Gin, Perry’s Tot – Navy-Strength Gin, Chief Gowanus – New-Netherland Gin, Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye…and Ragtime Rye. He is also the Director of Mixology & Spirits Education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York. | In addition to presenting food and beverage... Read More →
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Bernie Lubbers

Global Whiskey Ambassador, Heaven Hill Brands
Host of WhiskeyProf.com | Author of Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit | Writer/Performer of Bourbon Thru Bluegrass

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Edward Don

Owned and operated by the Don family since 1921, Edward Don & Company is the world's leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. Our knowledgeable sales representatives, unmatched product selection, nationwide distribution centers, and integration of new technology make us the chosen supplier to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs... Read More →
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Heaven Hill

America's largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, Heaven Hill Brands has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country's seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of well-known, innovative and relevant products. In addition, Heaven Hill has seen its export business grow significantly with products now shipped to over 60 countries worldwide... Read More →

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