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Learning To Dip

Sam Schisler (left), Columbus/Cincinnati territory manager for Beam Suntory, gives Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits sales representative Mark Heidel some pointers on dipping with Maker’s Mark at The Silver Spring House in Cincinnati.

Ohio’s Best Bartender

Andy Herf (left), executive director of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, congratulates Robbie Turek of Geeked Out Pub and Grill in Brunswick on winning the title of  Ohio’s Best Bartender for 2019 at the recent Buckeye Bar Expo in Columbus. For more on the Expo, see “OLBA Report” on Page 4.

Scotch Tasting

Alastair Menzies (second from right), eastern ambassador for single malts at Whyte & Mackay, is joined by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits associates during a recent tasting at the Great Southern Whiskey Bar in downtown Columbus. The tasting featured The Dalmore, Jura, John Barr and Shackleton Scotches.

Rye Guys

Joining Doug Ward (second from right), senior steward of WhistlePig, for a recent rye whiskey seminar at LBM Bar in Lakewood are (l-r) Chad Klug, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits key account manager; and Eric Ho and John Gibian, owners of LBM Bar.

GABF: Brink Brewing

Members of the Brink Brewing team receiving congratulations from Charlie Papazian (second from right) of the Brewers Association for winning Very Small Brewery of the Year at the recent Great American Beer Festival are (l-r) John McGarry, co-owner and founder; Clint Smock, brewer; Drew Piller; brewer and sales; Kelly Montgomery, head brewer, co-owner and founder; and Mark Landers, co-owner and founder.

Wholesaler Of The Year

Erik M. Jenkins, vice president of Sales at Columbus Distributing and Delmar Distributing, was named the 2019 John T. Fleming Wholesaler of the Year by Ohio Tavern News. Jenkins, president of the Wholesaler Beer & Wine Association of Ohio, accepted the award Sept. 16 during WBWAO’s 85th annual fall convention in Columbus.

Whetting His Whistle

Cason Peter prepares glasses of Whistle Pig whiskey, including Piggy Back, Farm Stock No. 2, 10 Year, 12 Year, 15 Year and Boss Hog, for a recent 30-person tasting at Fado Irish Pub in Dublin.

Rum Society Soiree

Alexander Gabriel (second from left), owner and master distiller at Maison Ferrand, and Guillaume Lamy (second from right), vice president Americas for Cognac Ferrand, conducted a rum tasting this month for more than 30 members of the Ohio Rum Society at Denmark on High in Columbus. Also on hand were Garry White (left), bar and food manager for Denmark; Donovan Goebel (center) of the Ohio Rum Society; and Steve Frederick (right), Columbus key account manager for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Volunteer Day

Among those participating in the recent Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Cincinnati and Dayton Volunteer Day at the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank are (l-r) Brittany McNear, sales manager; Gracie Corbett, Cincinnati West; Ben Liebman, Cincinnati East; and Bri Owens, Dayton. The SGWS volunteers packed 539 food boxes for needy children.

Zoofari Cocktails

Dana DeCenzo and Nick Bryan of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Ohio are on the serving line of New Amsterdam, Deep Eddy and Elijah Craig cocktails during the recent Zoofari 2019 at the Columbus Zoo.