Slide BUY TICKETS REPEAL DAY EXPO COMING DECEMBER 5, 2020

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1933!

On December 5, we celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition. And because it's 2020, we will party like it's 1933... in a virtual world. You build an avatar, get your drink in advance and explore a virtual world that sure beats another Zoom call. 

 

WHERE: DEGY WORLD VIRTUAL EXPO
WHEN: DECEMBER 5, 2020

BUY TICKETS

GOLD

$20
  • Music stages
  • Educational Panels
  • Bottle of Jack Daniel's
    + Pending State Shipping Laws. US Only.
  • Beach / Boat Rides
  • Arcade, Liquor Store & Retail Shop
  • Spirits Network Theater
  • Expo Hall Access
  • After Party with DJ Dook

PLATINUM

$50
  • LIMITIED QUANTITY
  • Everything In Gold, Plus:
  • Access To Fred's Lounge
  • Event Poster
  • Access to Interactive Mixology / Tastings
    (limited to 10 per room. First come first serve)

DOUBLE PLATINUM

$149 $


SOLD OUT
  • HIGHLY LIMITED QUANTITY
  • Everything In Both Gold & Platinum Tiers, Plus:
  • 2 Bottles (TBD)
    + Pending State Shipping Laws. US Only.
  • Private Tasting Experience w/ Fred
  • Signed copy of Bourbon Curious By Fred

SPEAKERS / / MUSICIANS

This is who you want to see.

Alan Bishop

Head Distiller, Spirit Of French Lick

Alan Bishop may or may have not made illicit whiskey once upon time. Today, he's truly legit and is changing the game for Indiana spirits at Spirits of French Lick.

Andrea Wilson

Master Of Maturation, Michter's

Andrew Wilson is the godmother of American whiskey barrel aging. She's the master of maturation for Michter's, while also being the first chairwoman for the Kentucky Distillers' Association.

Bill Straub

President, Four Gate Whiskey

Bill Straub is a longtime whiskey writer and now manages one of the great new whiskeys of the decade in Four Gate.

Blake Riber

Bourbonr.com

Blake Riber is the founder of Bourbonr.com and seelbachs.com, an online craft spirits retailer.

Brian Haara

Bourbon Lawyer & Author

Renowned lawyer Brian Haara is the author of Bourbon Justice and founder of Sippin' Corn.

Bruce Corwin

Bourbon Brotherhood

Bruce Corwin is the founder of Bourbon Brotherhood.

Denaya Jones

Owner - Deestilled

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.

DJ Dook

Afterparty DJ

DJ Dook is the resident DJ of Degy World.

Fred Minnick

Founder / Author / critic

Repeal Day Expo founder Fred Minnick wears ascots and drinks bourbon.

Gilbert Marquez

Global Brand Ambasador, Ilegal

Ilegal’s global brand ambassador for Southern California, Gilberto Marquez, is an Anaheim guy and well - known and well - loved bartender in Southern California, as well as steeped in social activism.

Greg Wilson

Bourbon personality

Popular bartender Greg Wilson runs the Downtown Louisville Marriott and makes the city's best Old Fashioned, according to Fred Minnick.

Jamar Mack

Founder of Kentucky’s Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts (KOBBE)

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.

Jay West

founder and writer for t8ke.review

T8ke is the moderator for Reddit.com/r/bourbon and is a rising star in the professional taster's circuit.

Jordan Moskal

co-founder of Breaking Bourbon

Jordan Moskal is a founding member of Breaking Bourbon, the popular bourbon blog.

Kelley Swindall

Musician

Georgia-born, NYC-Based Country/Folk/Blues Cantadora, Kelley Swindall has a new LP out, “You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want”on Velvet Elk Records.

Kenny Coleman

ex. producer and co-host of Bourbon Pursuit

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.

Kristopher Hart

Whiskey Neat

Kris Hart is the founder of Whiskey Neat, an ESPN radio personality and founder of the Houston Whiskey Social.

Lance Winters

Master Sistiller, St. george spirits

Lance Winters is a god in American distilling. He's the leading pioneer for American single malts and is one helluva gin maker.

Lindsay Ell

Musician

“I’ve learned to care a little less about what everybody thinks,” says singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsay Ell. “Following my gut instinct, truly saying what I want to say—that’s the magic, the elements that make you relatable and real. Before, I was worrying about writing for radio, for fans, but now this is what I know, this is my journey. And the more honest I get, the more effective it is.”

Maggie Kimberl

Amercian Whiskey

Maggie Kimberl is the content editor for American Whiskey Magazine and columnist for Whisky Magazine.

Magnolia Bayou

Musician

Forged in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Magnolia Bayou’s sound is appropriately reminiscent of the golden age of Rock N Roll, and it is simultaneously flavored with a heavy, southern swagger that is distinctively theirs.

Moon Tooth

Musician

“Moon Tooth walk that perfect line between metal and hard rock that is truly destructive.”
- Kerrang! (2019)

Natalie Magliarini

Founder - Beautiful Booze

Natalie Migliarini is the rockstar on Instagram known as "Beautiful Booze."

Nick Scarff

Master Blender, New Century Spirits

Fermentation researcher Nick Scarff serves as the master blender and VP of business development at Next Century Spirits and earned two dozen medals in spirits competitions.

Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder - PNSA & The Bourbon Women Assoc.

Peggy Noe Stevens is the founder of Bourbon Women and is in the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

Samara Davis

Black Bourbon Society & Diversity Distilled

Named one of Wine Enthusiasts Top 40 Under 40 and featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Black Enterprise and more, Samara Davis founded the Black Bourbon Society and is is also the Founding Executive Director of Diversity Distilled.

Shawn James

Musician

Take one listen to Shawn James’ music and you can hear his roots in the Mississippi delta by way of growing up on the fabled South Side of Chicago, his authentic, gutbucket blend of blues, folk, and soul music running the gamut of ecstatic joy and painful anguish.

The Steel Wheels

Musician

The Steel Wheels are an Americana roots band from Harrisonburg, Virginia. Trent Wagler is lead vocalist, mountain banjo player, guitarist and the band's primary songwriter.

Tyler Boone

Musician

Tyler Boone, singer songwriter and founder of Boone’s Bourbon.

Wright Thompson

Author - The Cost Of These Dreams

Wright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN and author of Pappyland.

SCHEDULE / / PANELS, PERFOMANCES & MORE

Get to know whats happening and when!

  • STAGE | The Oasis
  • AUDITORIUM | Harmony
  • BALLROOM | Manhattan Ballroom
  • MORE TO SEE

// MUSIC PERFOMANCES //

[OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS]

 
1:00 PM et
Tyler Boone
 
3:30 PM et
Magnolia Bayou
 
5:00 PM et
Moon Tooth
 
6:00 PM et
The Steel Wheels
 
6:30 pM et
Kelley Swindall
 
9:00 pM et
Shawn James
 
9:30 pM et
Lindsay Ell
 
MORE TO COME!
***schedule and times subject to change***

// Panels //

[OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS]

3:00 pM et
Wright Thompson: Sports + Bourbon
 
3:30 pM et
Why Barrel Finishing Matters
 
4:00 pM et
Jordan Moskal / Breaking Bourbon: What is trending in American Whiskey?
 
4:30 pM et
Brian Haara / Bourbon Justice: Legal History of Prohibition
 
5:00 pM et
Blake Riber / Bourbonr: Why Craft is Getting Better
 
5:30 pM et
Maggie Kimberl: Cigar and Spirits Pairings
 
6:00 pM et
Kenny Coleman / Bourbon Pursuit: Quit Chasing Hype
 
7:00 pM et
Jamar Mack / KOBBE: All Bourbon is Basically $40
 
8:30 pM et
Kris Hart / Whiskey Neat: Why Texas Spirits Are On The Rise
 
MORE TO COME!
***schedule and times subject to change***

//PANELS: Mixology + Tastings + Demos//

[OPEN TO PLATINUM + DOUBLE PLATINUM TICKET HOLDERS]

 
2:30 PM et
St George Spirits: Gin 101
 
3:00 PM et
Beautiful Booze: Whiskey Mixing Tips
 
3:30 PM et
Dee Jones: Rum + Tiki Drinks
 
4:30 PM et
Fred Minnick: Vodka
 
5:30 pM et
Sarama Davis / BBS: Cookies + Bourbon Pairing
 
6:30 pM et
T8ke: Mezcal + Tequila
 
7:30 pM et
Peggy Noe Stevens: Spirits Entertaining
 
8:00 pM et
Art of Blending
 
MORE TO COME!
***schedule and times subject to change***

// VIP SUITE | The Hideaway //

[OPEN TO PLATINUM + DOUBLE PLATINUM TICKET HOLDERS]

TIMES TBD
Private Tastings [Fred + Brands]
 

 

// RMN Memorial //

[OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS]

2:00 PM ET
Why Repeal Day Matters?

 

 

// SOS Performance Hall //

[OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS]

10:00 PM ET
Afterparty with DJ Dook
 
10:30 PM ET
Fred Minnick: Closing Remarks
 
 
MORE TO COME!
***schedule and times subject to change***

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About Fred Minnick:
World’s Leading Bourbon Authority

Since returning home from Iraq in 2005, Fred Minnick has become one of the most dynamic media personalities in the United States, sharing his expertise on spirits with mainstream audiences. 

The Iraq war veteran has authored seven books and become a specialized celebrity, appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef, Discovery’s Moonshiners, hosting of Amazon Prime’s Bourbon Up and hosting the Spirits Network’s Frontier Filmmakers. He’s the co-creator and curator of the Bourbon & Beyond Music festival (91,000 attendees in 2019), which has featured Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Robert Plant and many other great musical acts. 

In addition, he’s appeared in The Atlantic, CBS This Morning, Celebrity Access, Fox and Friends, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Today, and on BBC, NPR and The Travel Channel and many others. Over a decade, Minnick’s appeared in the media more than 1,000 times. 

More than just a well-polished presenter and personality in an ascot, Minnick’s a storyteller, with game-changing books Whiskey Women (Potomac Books, 2013), winner of the ForeWord INDIES’ Gold medal and optioned by Paramour Films, and Bourbon (Quarto, 2016), winner of the Spirited Awards’ World’s Best Spirits Book in 2017 and named top “food book” by Smithsonian Magazine. He’s also written Camera Boy (Hellgate Press, 2009), a Wall Street Journal-bestselling eBook; Bourbon Curious (Quarto, 1st Ed., 2015. 2nd ed., 2019); Rum Curious (Quarto, 2017) and MEAD (Running Press, 2018). 

Minnick is the Forbes senior contributor on spirits, editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ Magazine, and has thousands of followers on social media. He’s written for Parade Magazine, The New York Times, Scientific American, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and is the former lead American Whiskey critic for Whisky Advocate. 

The categorical leader in American whiskey and spirits, Minnick’s ready to bring his niche to the mainstream. In The Fred Minnick Show, Fred interviews celebrities over whiskey and talks about life–past guests have included Daryl Hall, Mick Fleetwood, Lee Brice, NFL star Ndamukong Suh (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Chase Rice, Ashley McBryde, actor Harry Shearer, tennis legend Andy Roddick, Slipknot’s Clown, Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold and Lindsay Ell, among others. 

This cross section into culture transcends all he’s done before, giving him a new platform to make the world a better place one drink at a time.

About Degy World:
Degy World is an immersive virtual event platform. They have created a new world customized with expo halls, auditoriums, meeting spaces, classrooms and music stages to fulfill the Repeal Day Expo, conference and entertainment needs. Guests will be fully engaged and excited to create their own personalized avatar to interact as a community. Voice-to-voice conversations along with chat functionality offer a unique opportunity to connect and do business within the virtual world.

CONTACT:

General Inquiries:
assistant@fredminnick.com

Become An Exhibitor:
justin@fredminnick.com

 

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