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The following are organizations, resources, and information from our

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Cooper Spirits

The Cooper Spirits Co. is an independent maker of unique, integrity driven spirits, established in 2006 by Robert J Cooper. Products include: Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye, Hochstadter's Straight Rye Whiskey, Hochstadter's Family Reserve Rye Whiskey, Lock Stock & Barrel, St. Germain, and Creme Yvette. 

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Uncle Nearest

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nearest Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., encompasses a premium aged whiskey, an 11-year-old single barrel product, and a 7-year-old small batch offering, all distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labeled in Tennessee. The whiskey is currently available in all 50 states and 12 countries, in more than 25,000 stores, bars and restaurants.

Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 and 2020. Our three ultra-premium whiskeys have garnered more than 150 awards and accolades throughout the world since the brand’s July 2017 debut. These include Spirit Brand of the Year from Wine Enthusiast, Master Blender of the Year from Whisky Magazine, Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirit Competition and back-to-back honors of “World’s Best” at the 2019 and 2020 World Whiskies Awards. Uncle Nearest has earned 25 Best in Class honors, including one of the “Top 5 Whiskies in the World.”

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Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, was founded by Scott and Becky Harris in 2009. Inspired by the history and craft of Virginia, Catoctin Creek made a name for itself as the first legal distillery since Prohibition in Purcellville, Virginia’s Loudoun County. The craft distillery is home to Virginia’s most-awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye, which has been presented gold medals across the globe and stands out through its old-world production methods. Catoctin Creek prides itself on sourcing rye whisky, gin, and seasonal brandy from local grains and fruits, with spirits available in 29 states and 3 continents. The Harris’ intricate attention to detail results in high quality internationally acclaimed products, including seasonal releases and private cask offerings, that recognize the true craft of Virginia spirits. For more information, call (540) 751-8404 or visit Follow Catoctin Creek on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.  

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Samson & Surrey

Our company started with a question. From there, we created an answer to change the way the world enjoys craft spirits. Our question was this: "In a world of big look-alike spirit companies, wouldn't it be great if we could make some very special smaller brands famous - without selling out?" Brands made by people who cared, who wanted to bring the world different perspectives and tastes.

Our vision is to create together, the most admired independent premium craft spirits portfolio in the world.

The "&" actually matters. It stands for togetherness, and for a partnership based on profound respect for craft. It's the idea of "&" that links us to each brand that we curate and partner with, providing liquid artists with the space they need to perfect their craft, experiment with new products, and continue to make some of the most extraordinary spirits on the market today.

Above all, we value those who try. The artisans who use the "&" to combine new ideas, people, products, drinkers, grains, and botanicals. We admire those in the arena, but don't just take our word for it.

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Women Who Whiskey

Both for amateurs and connoisseurs, wWw is a global women's networking and educational organization, dedicated to creating a space where our members can cultivate their passions for community and whiskey. With a focus on inclusion, wWw aims to create an educational and experimental environment for those who have all-too-often been left out of the traditionally male-dominated world of whiskey.

Membership provides the opportunity to learn about spirits and cocktail culture, and to join a world-wide network of like-minded people with a taste for curiosity and delicious drams. In 2021, Women Who Whiskey celebrates 10 years of uniting whiskey lovers around the globe. Cheers!

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Hotel Tango Distillery

The story of Hotel Tango starts on April 14, 2002, when Travis Barnes, profoundly affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps. At Boot Camp, Travis quickly learns that there is only one acceptable way of doing things: the right way. Travis serves three tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He sees extensive combat, his missions including knock-and-talks, IED interdiction, ambush/counter-ambush, and direct-action raids on High Value Targets. He learns the importance of surrounding yourself with people you can depend on.


Travis attends and graduates law school. He meets Hilary and marries her in August 2012. He begins making whiskey, applying the same rigor, precision, and unwavering commitment he learned during his time serving his country. His whiskey is a resounding success.


With plenty of encouragement, Travis, Hilary, and some friends start Hotel Tango in 2014. To honor Travis’ military service, they it based on the NATO phonetic alphabet: Hotel for Hilary, Tango for Travis. Surrounding themselves with exceptional people at every level, they focus on crafting equally exceptional spirits—spirits that reflect Travis’ exacting standards, spirits that are fit to serve, and made to share.

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Bourbon Women Association

Bourbon Women is THE organization for women who are passionate about Bourbon culture, women and the promise of adventure when the two are combined.

As an independent forum bringing women of all walks of life together over a glass of bourbon, our focus is to:

  • Initiate, cultivate & inspire deep meaningful relationships.

  • Encourage the development of women personally, professionally and courageously, supporting members in their journey to become the best versions of themselves.

  • Provide a safe inclusive environment for fun, discovery and learning.

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