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Friday, March 22

3:00pm CDT

ABV Network Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderated by Evan Haskill, the panel will include Steve Akley, Samara Rivers, Armond Davis, Stephanie McNew, Miss Beka Sue, Jeremy Schell, Justine Mays and Phil Kollin.

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Samara Rivers

Founder, Black Bourbon Society
Samara Rivers, Chief Bourbon Enthusiast, Founder - is a seasoned event planner and experiential marketing producer. She has a flair for all things fabulous and is meticulous with details and event execution. As an influencer within the African American Community, Samara consults... Read More →
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Steve Akley

Owner, The ABV Network

Friday March 22, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Mark Twain Courtyard 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Saturday, March 23

11:15am CDT

Bourbon Women Panel - Myths to Marvel: Women in Distilling
Limited Capacity seats available

From myths to marvel, find out the behind the scenes stories of women in the industry. An entertaining and lively discussion including Marianne Eaves/Castle & Key, Alex Castle/Old Dominick, Andrea Wilson/Michters, Joyce Nethery/Jeptha Creed, and Christine Riggleman/Silverback will be led by Master Taster Peggy Noe Stevens. Their no-filter conversation will also include tastings from each Distillery.

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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 →
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Alex Castle

Head Distiller, Old Dominick Distillery
Alex Castle is the Head Distiller at Old Dominick Distillery in Memphis, Tennessee. With a pedigree that includes Kentucky’s Town Branch Distillery and the world–famous Wild Turkey Distilling Co., Castle is a rising star in the distilling world. Known for both her scientific expertise... Read More →
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Marianne Eaves

Master Distiller, Castle & Key Distillery
Raised and educated in Kentucky, Marianne’s rise in the spirits industry is a product of dedication, hard work, and natural born talent. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree, Marianne pursued her passion for fine spirits, working her way up the ranks at a global spirits... Read More →
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Joyce Nethery

Co-Owner, Master Distiller, Jeptha Creed Distillery
As far back as she can remember, Joyce has had a passion for chemistry. She earned a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville’s Speed Scientific School, and for 15 years worked as a process engineer in industrial scale distillation. She then spent... Read More →
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Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder, PNSA
Founder & President, Peggy Noe Stevens & AssociatesFounder of Bourbon Women Association
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Andrea Wilson

EVP, Master of Maturation, Michter's Distillery
Andrea is Michter’s Master of Maturation as well as its Executive Vice President - General Manager. As Michter’s Master of Maturation supporting Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann, Andrea manages barrel specifications, barrel procurement, heat cycling and temperature monitoring... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Chart Ballroom B & C 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130