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Friday, March 22
 

10:00am CDT

Using Microbiology and Biochemistry to Make the World's Best Bourbon Whiskies: A simple look into a very complex process
Limited Capacity seats available

The title says it all!
Dr. Heist will dive into the science of that wonderful Bourbon taste.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Pat Heist

Dr. Pat Heist

Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Wilderness Trail Distillery, Ferm Solutions
Dr. Heist is well known in the fuel and beverage ethanol industries for his problem solving skills relative to the microbiology and biochemistry of fermentation and overall process experience. Education includes B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky in Plant... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Chart Ballroom A 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

11:45am CDT

Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 - The Law That Changed the Way Americans Think About Whiskey
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Michael Veach

Michael Veach

Bourbon Historian, Author, Bourbon Veach LLC
Michael Veach was the luckiest student at the University of Louisville's History department when he accepted a job as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1991. The knowledge learned while spending five years at that position has made him a leading authority on the history... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Steering Room 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2:45pm CDT

Bourbon's New Orleans Connection
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Michael Veach

Michael Veach

Bourbon Historian, Author, Bourbon Veach LLC
Michael Veach was the luckiest student at the University of Louisville's History department when he accepted a job as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1991. The knowledge learned while spending five years at that position has made him a leading authority on the history... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Quarterdeck C 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2:45pm CDT

Stave & Thief Society
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Colin Blake

Colin Blake

Director of Spirits, Education and Creative Services, Moonshine University
Colin Blake joined the Flavorman and Moonshine University team in 2012. With history as a researcher and writer for spirits and cocktails, he is the Director of Spirits Education at Moonshine University, which is the first custom built educational distillery in the US.  Blake uses... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Quarterdeck A 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, March 23
 

10:00am CDT

Maker's Mark with Denny Potter
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Denny Potter

Denny Potter

Master Distiller, Maker's Mark Distillery
Maker’s Mark is thrilled to welcome back to the Maker’s Mark Distillery, General Manager and Master Distiller Denny Potter. Denny is an expert craftsman with impressive breadth of experience who knows the Maker’s Mark brand very well, having served as the Assistant Master Distillery... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - River Room 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Oak 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wiehebrink

Andrew Wiehebrink

Spirit Research and Innovation, Independent Stave Company
Always inspired by innovation, Andrew Wiehebrink is a passionate engineer who leverages his expertise to lead ISC’s spirit research division.  Andrew works closely with ISC’s distilling customers to push the envelope of what is possible.   In addition to developing and testing... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Steering Room 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

The Ascent of Bourbon
Limited Capacity filling up

In 2005, Jason Brauner opened Bourbons Bistro, an establishment focused on a fine dining experience paired with a bar focused on bourbon. This may seem like a no-brainer today in our bourbon-friendly environment, but in 2005, people were scratching their heads as to why someone would want to open a bar/restaurant focused on bourbon. The ABV Network's Steve Akley hosts as Jason Brauner walks you through the days prior to the bourbon boom as he talks people, brands and the phenomen known as bourbon.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Brauner

Jason Brauner

Owner, Bourbons Bistro
Jason Brauner is the owner of Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky. The first establishment to incorporate bourbon in its name, Bourbons Bistro has played a role in the resurgence of bourbon. Jason Brauner is a student of the industry and has interacted with all of the major players... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Quarterdeck A 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

1:00pm CDT

Dusty Roadshow
Limited Capacity filling up

Best-selling bourbon author and bourbon historian Michael Veach, along with Bourbons Bistro owner Jason Brauner, talk about collecting old whiskey, commonly referred to as "dusties." Our experts will get into the history of bottled whiskey, provide tips on how to collect it and most exciting of all, this will be an intereactive session. Attendees are encouraged to bring in bottles where Michael and Jason will evaluate their finds, provide some history on them and assess a value to the bottle. Bring your dusties and a desire to learn as the Dusty Roadshow is coming to New Orleans!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Brauner

Jason Brauner

Owner, Bourbons Bistro
Jason Brauner is the owner of Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky. The first establishment to incorporate bourbon in its name, Bourbons Bistro has played a role in the resurgence of bourbon. Jason Brauner is a student of the industry and has interacted with all of the major players... Read More →
avatar for Michael Veach

Michael Veach

Bourbon Historian, Author, Bourbon Veach LLC
Michael Veach was the luckiest student at the University of Louisville's History department when he accepted a job as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1991. The knowledge learned while spending five years at that position has made him a leading authority on the history... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Quarterdeck C 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

1:00pm CDT

Starting Up a Distillery
Limited Capacity seats available

This seminar covers the steps involved with starting up a new distillery - from planning through execution.  We discuss it all, including the challenges and the ultimate rewards.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Riggleman

Lauren Riggleman

General Manager, Distiller, Silverback Distillery
avatar for Christine Riggleman

Christine Riggleman

CEO, Master Distiller, Silverback Distillery
Christine Riggleman is the CEO and Master Distiller of Silverback Distillery. Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, Christine married her high school sweetheart, Denver, at the age of 19. Shortly after, Denver joined the Air Force and their journey across the United States and far-off... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Mark Twain Courtyard 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2:45pm CDT

The Story of Uncle Nearest: The First African-American Distiller
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Fawn Weaver

Fawn Weaver

Co-Founder, Chief Historian, Chief Encouragement Officer, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Fawn Weaver is a serial entrepreneur who has silently invested in real estate, tech and lifestyle brands for the past 23 years. Weaver is often active in her investments, serving in leadership capacities behind the scenes. She’s the co-founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, serving... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Kabacoff Room 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130