Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bartenders Guild to host a major face in distilling game

Dave Pickerell (Bill Dowd photo)
The U.S. Bartenders Guild's Capital Region chapter is stepping up its presence.

The organization, dedicated to enhancing the careers of bartenders, has just established a schedule that calls for meetings the first Monday of each month. That will kick off at 3 p.m. Monday, February 6, at the Savoy Taproom on Lark Street in Albany.

In addition to getting a chance to network with colleagues, the bartenders will be able to meet with renowned master distiller Dave Pickerell.

Pickerell, with whom I had the privilege of working on a special batch of spirits at George Washington's recreated Mount Vernon Distillery a few years ago, first made his name internationally as head distiller for Maker's Mark.

After 14 years there, he branched out on his own in 2008 and lends his advisory and hands-on talents to an array of craft distillers, including Hillrock Estate in Columbia County and WhistlePig in Vermont.

Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook
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