Master Classes

Learn to shake and stir like the best! Attend these Master Classes, hosted by top gin educators and brands throughout the day. (Schedule subject to change.)

  • 1:15-1:45pm

    The Botanist - Trent Simpson

    The story of The Botanist, including how the unique terroir of Islay influences and shapes the production and flavors of gin, with a second focus the importance of foraging in creating a gin.

  • 2:00-2:30pm

    Brockmans - David McNicoll & Bob Fowkes

    The History of Gin from 16th century Holland to Mothers Ruin and the invention of tonic water, classic cocktails to modern day new gin styles such as Brockmans.
    Includes Brockmans Gin co founder Bob Fowkes talking about the brand and taste profile of a gin like no other.

  • 2:45-3:15pm

    Monkey 47 - Lacy Hawkins

    Join Lacy Hawkins, Monkey 47’s Brand Ambassador, as she takes you on a journey into the Black Forest to learn more about what pre-eminent wine critic Robert Parker calls “The greatest gin I have ever tasted.” Handcrafted with 47 botanicals inspired by India and the Black Forest, Monkey 47 is known as a cult gin in Europe and Asia and has finally made its way to the US. Join Lacy in hearing about the incredible story of one man’s determination to make the best gin possible, his passion for detail and learn why Drinks International named Monkey 47 the #1 top trending brand. This seminar is for those who enjoy quality, history, travel and design.

  • 3:30-4:00pm

    USBG - Roger Gross

    Savor Summer: How to create outdoor inspired, botanically driven and crowd pleasing refreshment. Overcome the most common gin objection “I hate gin” by matching gin to your guest type. There’s a gin for everyone.

  • 1:15-1:45pm

    Bulldog Gin - Gary Dritschler

    Negroni Week! History of the classic cocktail and it’s place in the modern bar.

  • 2:00-2:30pm

    Farmers Gin - David Rudman

    Gin the Stand-In, or, How to Replace Any Liquor with Gin for Fun and Profit

  • 2:45-3:15pm

    Hartford Flavor

    Botanicals That Drive Cocktails: Learn how botanicals are used in the distillery process to create flavor-forward liqueurs, which will drive the flavor of your cocktail/mixed drink.  Learn how Hartford Flavor Company created Wild Moon Liqueurs and how the product line is easy to use within your home bar.