Friday, July 22 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Juniper Ascending! The Epic Tale of Gin: Part 1

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Led by Keli Rivers, Ginnoisseur at Whitechapel San Francisco, this three part seminar experience of war, conquest, and adventure will go over everything you know and thought you knew about Genever, Gin, and then some. At the end of these three seminars you'll receive a Certificate of Membership to the Mother's Ruin Reform Society along with our official secret hand shake! PART 1- What Pliny the Elder Knew and Daniel Defoe Wanted You to Forget. From the earliest days of medicinal juniper wines to the globetrotting adventures of the Dutch East Indies Company see how gin began it's inexorable rise to prominence.

Juniper Ascending! The Epic Tale of Gin is a 3 part series, and is sold as one package.  

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Keli Rivers

Ginnoisseur, Whitechapel
GIN! All of the gin! New gin, old gin, gin from far and wide. Gin I need in my life, gin I need in my mouth right now!

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Philip Duff

Director, Old Duff Genever
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.
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Myriam Hendrickx

Master Distiller, Rutte Distillateurs sinds 1872
Since 2003 I’m with Rutte; for me the opportunity of a life time as I could put all this knowledge and fascination into action. The Rutte name stood for exceptional quality, while in the distillery time had truly stood still. I was lucky enough to spend time with the last generation... Read More →
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Tess Posthumus

Tess Posthumus is a freelance hospitality professional, bartender at Door 74 & the occasional cocktail blogger. She writes about her genever research for different media and coming June her book 'Cocktails with Tess' will be in stores across the Netherlands.
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Anthony Pullen

Trade Advocacy Manager, Bulldog Gin
Anthony has been involved with the world of juniper for over 10 years. His career starting with the Lucas Bols company in Amsterdam and was involved in the (re)launch of Bols Genever globally. In 2010 he moved to the US and became the national brand ambassador for the Lucas Bols... Read More →


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