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Curated panel discussions byparticipating brands and Fred Minnick
Blake Riber is the founder of Bourbonr.com and seelbachs.com, an online craft spirits retailer.
Renowned lawyer Brian Haara is the author of Bourbon Justice and founder of Sippin' Corn.
Chad is half of the spirits duo on YouTube, ‘It’s Bourbon Night’. Chad shares the channel with his co-host and now wife Sara Ahlgrim to educate viewership.
Chuck Cowdery is the author of several books about American whiskey and is a regular contributor to Whisky Advocate magazine. He is a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Clay Busch, founder of 618 Media, is a longtime music executive and an architect behind multiple musician whiskey collaborations.
Based in Washington, D.C., Denaya Jones is the owner of Deestilled: a mobile boutique-style company, specializing in bringing the craft cocktail & tasting room experience to people’s homes.
Nick Wayne is a singer-songwriter that was named one of CMT’s 2019 ‘Listen Up’ Artists in addition to Rolling Stone Country touting Nick as their November 2019 ‘Artist You Need To Know.’
Repeal Day Expo founder Fred Minnick wears ascots and drinks bourbon.
Gabrielle Nicole Pharms is an award-nominated Austin-based journalist covering the world of travel and spirits. She has bylines in/on Travel + Leisure, Imbibe, Bourbon Plus, UPROXX, VinePair, and more. She prefers her whiskey neat, and her electronic music loud.
Popular bartender Greg Wilson runs the Downtown Louisville Marriott and makes the city's best Old Fashioned, according to Fred Minnick.
Millennial entrepreneur, WSET ii Spirits expert, and content creative Toyi “Jack” Beguedou is building community through his spirited digital platform, the Hood Sommelier.
Jamar Mack founded Kentucky’s Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts (KOBBE) and is a member of several industry boards, but, most importantly, he's opinionated bourbon geek.
Jason C. is a drummer and whiskey enthusiast from his tasting room in Columbus, Ohio.
T8ke is the moderator for Reddit.com/r/bourbon and is a rising star in the professional taster's circuit.
Jordan Moskal is a founding member of Breaking Bourbon, the popular bourbon blog.
Kenny Coleman is the co-founder and co-host of the No. 1-bourbon podcast Bourbon Pursuit, but he's known more so for viral TikTok video about an $800 ice cube. Yeah, that was him.
Lew Bryson knows how to drink. He's been a journalist on whiskey and beer for over three decades. He has written several state brewery guidebooks and a paperback called Tasting Whiskey. Bryson's byline has appeared in publications like The Daily Beast, Whisky Magazine, All About Beer Magazine and Whisky Advocate.
Maggie Kimberl is the content editor for American Whiskey Magazine and columnist for Whisky Magazine.
Marrianne is Kentucky’s First Female Bourbon Master Distiller since Prohibition
2020 WORLD'S TOP WHISKEY TASTER
Peggy Noe Stevens is the founder of Bourbon Women and is in the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Sara is half of the spirits duo on YouTube, ‘It’s Bourbon Night’. Sara shares the channel with his co-host and now husband Chad Perkins to educate viewership.
Susan Reigler is an Award-winning writer. She is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide and co-author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book and The Bourbon Tasting Notebook.