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Friday, July 22 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Juniper Ascending! The Epic Tale of Gin: Part 3

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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 3- The Fall and Rise of "Flavored Vodka" When Michel Roux took gin to Code Blue, it ushered in a revolution of contemporary gins and gin styles. Discover the wild world of everyone who followed.



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

Moderators
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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!

Speakers
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Simon Ford

Co-founder, The 86 Co
Simon is a leading voice of the global cocktail and bar industry with over 20 years experience in bartending, educating on cocktails & spirits and marketing some of the biggest spirits brands on the planet. He is regularly invited to lead education sessions, judge global competitions, and deliver seminars at international conferences such as the NY Food & Wine Festival, Sydney Bar Show, London Cocktail week, The CIA’s... Read More →
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Alexandre Gabriel

President and Owner, Maison Ferrand
Alexandre Gabriel was born and raised in France, on a farm in southern Burgundy near the medieval town of Cluny, where his grandfather taught him how to make wine and distill spirits. Twenty-five years ago Alexandre Gabriel came upon an ancient Cognac house and built it into what is known today as Maison Ferrand, in the heart of the Grande Champagne district of Cognac.  Through his passion and vision, Alexandre turned the small Cognac... Read More →
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Arne Hillesland

Ginerator, Distillery No. 209
Arne Hillesland is a Bay area native who embodies the Renaissance nature of many of those who inhabit this unique city. Prior to morphing into a world-class master distiller, a.k.a. Ginerator, this amateur chef and saxophonist took a twenty-year journey through Silicon Valley and a career in high technology manufacturing and engineering, followed by a detour into internet start-ups and artificial intelligence. Since his teenaged forays into the... Read More →
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Christian Krogstad

Founder and Master Distiller, Aviation American Gin
As founder and master distiller of independently owned and operated House Spirits Distillery, Christian Krogstad is one of the visionaries behind America’s craft distilling resurgence. Krogstad established House Spirits Distillery in 2004, bringing together his experience as a brewer and winemaker and tapping his passion for outstanding cocktails and food. House Spirits Distillery crafts all of its award-winning products exclusively... Read More →

Sponsors
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Aviation American Gin

Aviation American Gin is an invitation to explore America’s world-renowned cocktail culture. Inspired by the golden era of the American cocktail, pot distilled in small batches from gluten free American grain and natural botanicals from around the globe, Aviation shines in both vintage and contemporary cocktails.
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Citadelle Gin

Alexandre Gabriel, president of Maison Ferrand, guided by his interminable quest to create fine spirits, set out in 1997 to create one the world’s finest Gins – and he truly means to give Gin a capital G. At the time, gin had largely become an industrial, mass-produced trendy spirit, lacking distinction and genuine taste. Alexandre was determined to bring back “true gin” – a spirit with a great mouth-feel, a thirst-quenching taste of... Read More →
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Distillery No. 209

Registered Distillery No. 209 was established in St. Helena, California in 1882. It was the 209th distillery permitted in the United States, hence our name. Recreated in 2005, this artisanal, modern-styled gin is created from start to finish by one person, with a distinctive aromatic nose of predominantly floral and citrus notes with just a whisper of juniper using all natural botanicals sourced from four continents. No. 209 Gins are now... Read More →




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