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Relaunch Party

Celebrating at the recent Smith & Wollensky relaunch event at Easton in Columbus are (l-r) Ryan Odenweller of RNDC; Steve Barstis, general manager of Smith & Wollensky; Matt Noblett of RNDC; and Jeff Fullam of Brown-Forman.

St. Patrick’s Preparations

Participating in a recent Tullamore D.E.W. tasting at the Shamrock Club in Columbus are (l-r) Pat Byrne, owner of Byrnes’s Pub; Martin Kennedy, Tullamore D.E.W. brand ambassador; and Ed Gaughn, owner of Lucky’s Stout House, O Patio and I Bar.

DuClaw Encounter

Caston & Main BrewYard in Green recently welcomed Dave Benfield (center), founder and president of DuClaw Brewing Co., for a promotional event. Gearing up for the festivities with Benfield are (l-r) Mike Mitchell, DuClaw Ohio sales; Jeremy Knapp, DuClaw Maryland sales; Ron Robinson Caston & Main co-owner; and Nick Pribanich, Beverage Distributors Inc. craft beer manager.

Double Whammy

Max Sorensen (center) of Madison holds the Ohio Tavern News “Permit Holder of the Year” award, presented to him by OTN account manager Max Eckenwiler (left), and the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association “President’s Award,” presented by OLBA President Kathy Bean, during OLBA’s annual banquet Jan. 30 in Columbus.

Visiting Ambassador

Joining Glenfiddich ambassadors David Allordice (second from left) during a recent round of tastings and training for RNDC staff are (l-r) Jim Ellers, district manager Control States for William Grant & Sons; Susan Kuilder, key accounts manager for William Grant & Sons; and Rick Hines, distilled spirits specialist for William Grant & Sons.

Producers Series

Enjoying the recent Remy Producers Series event at Take 5 in Cleveland are (l-r) Glynn Wesley and Tom Wilson of RNDC, Cleveland radio host RoDigga, and RNDC’s Derrick Jackson and Matt Noblett. The event featured the producer DJ Mustard, who was collaborated with artists such as Tyga, Ludacris, Fergie, Nelly and Rihanna.

Happy Repeal

Celebrating Repeal Day during an Old Forester Repeal Day promotion at Denmark on High in Columbus are (l-r) Pete Wagner of Brown-Forman, James DeFrance and Misa Farslow of Denmark, and Kelsie Senser of RNDC.

Chilling Visit

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Texas Tour

Tito Beveridge (center), founder of Tito’s Handmade vodka, hosts RNDC-Ohio’s (l-r) Jared Camden, Courtney Koening, Brian Butts, Kristin McAlarney, Jay Logsdon and Sam Randazzo during their recent visit to Austin, Texas.

Retirement Recognition

Michael Bellas (center), chairman of Choice Brands of Ohio in Mingo Junction, is presented proclamations from the Ohio House and Senate recognizing his retirement from Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio President Curt McCamon (left) and John Fleming, both of Superior Beverage Group, during last month’s WBWAO 82nd annual fall convention in Columbus.