SHRINE OF SWINE
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1:00pm | 2:30pm | 4:00pm
Great Wagon Road: Taste of Ireland, Born in the Carolinas
Seminar Hosted By: Nicole Heyder
The luck of the Irish has nothing to do with how good Great Wagon Road’s spirits are. That’s all skill, recipes, and adhering to the proven methods established by distillers that came long before. Founded by Irish native, Oliver “Ollie” Mulligan, Great Wagon Road Distilling Co is the oldest distillery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Join GWR Ambassador, Nicole Heyder, to celebrate Irish craftsmanship here in the Carolinas.
Craftswomen in Whisky: An Intro to George Dickel
The World of Whisky was once described as a “black box, an esoteric and impenetrable secret society that closed its doors tightly against the outside world”(BBSC). Over the course of the last few decades and specifically, the past few years, all of that is changing. Those who are leading the charge of this revolution tell a story more worthy of notice than any other advancements made to the Whisky world to date. The story behind this change might be more inspiring than one might expect and it certainly is greater than the Whisky man. Women are the pioneers and innovators of this movement. Most recently, 33-year-old Nicole Austin was named Master Distiller for George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey’s Cascade Hollow Distillery. We are here to today to share her ongoing and developing story.
High-End Bourbon Bingo
Seminar Hosted By: Greg Nivens
Join Greg Nivens, The Founder of the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in a High-End Bourbon Bingo and taste some of the best Bourbon, Ryes and Whiskeys on the market. Seating is limited. All bottles range from retail $79-$499+. Get Your Bourbon On!
Southern Distilling Company: Reviving Statesville's 1880s Legacy of Being Nicknamed the "Liquor Capital of the World"
Seminar Hosted By: Terri Jo Ireland
Dedicated to working with local farmers to bring high quality, local bourbon and brandy production back to this agricultural community, Southern Distilling Company is located in a 25,000 square-foot, glass-fronted showplace, along Interstate 77, near the I-40 interchange in beautiful Statesville, North Carolina. Settled on 20 acres, we are producing award-winning Southern Star bourbon whiskey and cream liqueur products and supporting tourism and the enjoyment of Carolina country! Visit for a tour and tasting to learn how Southern Distilling Company is reawakening Statesville’s storied distilling heritage! Cheers!
The Southern Express Band
Kids in America
The Swinging Richards