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Distiller spotlight

Casa Dragones

Casa Dragones was founded in 2009 by Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, the first woman to be certified as ‘Maestra Tequilera’, and Robert Pittman, CEO of IHeart Media...

Casa Dragones

Distiller spotlight

Kavalan Soloist Vinho Barrique Cask Whisky

LIFESTYLE

Old Souls
& Old Fashioneds

The old-fashioned is a classic, and if you do it right, it should be something that you experiment with and develop over time...

Culinaria

I’d Smoke That
Smoked Fish & Scotch

I fish, I fly fish to be precise, and I suck at it something fierce. I still love it though, and while I struggle to catch something that regulations approve...

EDUCATION

The Littles and The Bigs
Barrel Size Influence

When whisky comes off the still it is raw, clear, high in alcohol and usually unappetizing for most drinkers. In fact, the ABV makes it dangerous for those intrigued by it...

LIFESTYLE

Cask Finished Spirits
Boost the Market

CULINARIA

Cocktails & Food Provide an Interesting Twist

EDUCATION

Does the glass matter?

Glassware is awesome. From the almighty red Solo cup to fine crystal. The vessel you choose to serve your drams will speak volumes and it will also change the tone of the moment. So, yes, the glass does matter, a lot...

EDUCATIOn

New Japanese Whisky Regulations Ensure Integrity

retail offer

AKKESHI JAPANESE WHISKY

With the confidence of the big guys, and their respect too, Akkeshi is releasing real-deal Japanese whiskies into the market with equal parts restraint and excitement.

Japanese Whisky

Summer Tequila

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    Women of Whisky

    In honor of Women's History Month,
    Acker Distilled presents Cardhu: Women of Whisky

    Acker Distilled Cardhu

    PRIVATE SPIRITS TASTINGS

    In-Person or Virtual

    Standard Program Includes:
    - 3 or More Bottles of Spirits Per Group
    - 1 Hour Sommelier-led Tasting

    *Inquiries must be received and confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to requested date.

    *Minimum spend per attendee: $100 for 3 bottles

    *Spirits will be delivered to all members in your party, priced per grouping.
    Delivery, taxes and other fees may apply based on selections.
    Series bookings may be accommodated.

    POPULAR THEMES

    - All American Bourbons & Ryes
    - Scottish Whiskies
    - World Exploration, from Asia to Ireland
    - A little sip of everything, comparing the whisky regions

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      Ethan Kelly is Acker’s Spirits Director and resident expert on all things distilled. Born in Michigan and raised in New Jersey, Ethan Kelley started his career in Spirits early. Beginning an exhaustive journey through the world of beverage alcohol, he got his start behind the bar. Eventually, interests piqued and liver primed, he made the switch from shots to sips and began a lifelong love affair with learning and tasting. Soon, he teamed with Flavien Desoblin at Brandy Library, and a career was launched.

      Traditionally educated at Elon University, Ethan found his real learning came from visiting distilleries, cooperages, coppersmiths, and farms; along the way, he tasted and acquired new interests, including a passionate relationship with the outdoors and the influence of the natural world. An educator at heart, Ethan is committed to sharing his love of spirits with anyone who will listen. He has been a judge for both the NY Spirits Awards Competition and judged alongside industry legends in Paul Pacult's Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Ethan has also been featured as an industry expert on The History Channel, MSNBC, FOX News, and multiple NY Times appearances.

      Acker Asia’s Director of Spirits, was born in Hong Kong and attended university in Switzerland. After graduating from a leading Swiss Hospitality School, he worked in the US, pursuing his passion for food and beverage, enhanced by his combined cultural experiences from Asia, Europe and the US. After moving back to Hong Kong, he began managing leading bars and restaurants, from luxury hotels to worldwide restaurant chains, to small-scale award-winning cocktail bars. During this time, he helped Amber and Aqua Group to achieve top tables and a Michelin star, while participating and winning bartending competition awards. The Drinks World Asia magazine named John in the Top 25 Bartenders in Hong Kong from 2013 -2015. In 2016, he was officially appointed as the Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for Michter’s Distillery. At his time with Michter’s, he oversaw 11 counties and more than 18 different cities to promote American Whiskey culture and knowledge through masterclasses, events, trainings, and marketing strategies. His contributions were paramount to the success of the brand in the region and during this time John built a deep and connected network across the whisky community in Asia.

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