Webinar: New Frontiers in Gin
When?: Thursday, October 8th from 3-4 PM Eastern
What?: Want to know where the gin market is headed? Tune in to our panel of boundary-pushing craft distillers who are exploring an almost unlimited array of flavor profiles within this classic category.
Abby Titcomb joined 3 Floyds Brewing Co. in 2010 and From her earliest days there as a brewer, Abby Titcomb was fascinated by distilling. So when the brewery in Munster, Indiana, decided to launch a distillery in 2017, Titcomb jumped at the chance to become head distiller of 3 Floyds Distilling Co. The 3 Floyds Distilling Co. “Not Normal” portfolio has earned many awards, including Best of Class for the distillery’s Wight VVitch Gin in the 2020 ACSA Judging of Craft Spirits Competition. Titcomb’s also the creative force behind Oude Boatface Gin,BüstHedd Akvavit, Blanq Reavers Silver Rum and Divine Rite Whiskey. She studied at the Siebel Institute in Chicago.
Jason Parker is Co-Owner and President of Copperworks Distilling Company, a craft distillery located on the downtown Seattle waterfront. Jason began his career in the alcohol industry in 1989 by working as the first brewer for Pike Place Brewery (now Pike Brewing Company). He went on to refine his craft with Fish Brewing Company in Olympia, Redhook Brewery in Fremont, and Pyramid Breweries in Seattle, where he worked for seven years, ending as Brewmaster.
In 2009, Jason recognized that the burgeoning craft distilled spirits industry was modeling the craft beer industry’s trajectory of 25 years before. Opportunity lured him back to the alcohol industry to launch Copperworks with his friend and home- brewing partner Micah Nutt. Copperworks opened to the public in Oct 5th, 2013. Copperworks produces malt based Vodka, Gin, Cask Finished Gin, and American Single Malt Whiskey.
Jason holds a M.S. in Information Management from University of Washington, a B.A. in chemistry and a B.S. in microbiology from The Evergreen State College. He was a founding member of the Washington Distillers Guild, and has served on the board since its founding in 2010. Copperworks Distilling is a charter member of the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.
Master distiller Lance Winters is the creative force behind St. George Spirits, known for his “penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world’s conventions” (Esquire) and respected for having “a passion for his craft only equaled by his explosive imagination” (The Bold Italic).
Lance came to St. George Spirits in 1996 after working as a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and brewer. Motivated by the desire to make whiskey out of his favorite ales, Lance became interested in distillation. He approached St. George founder Jörg Rupf with a bottle of homemade whiskey as his resume and has been with the distillery ever since.
In the 24 years since joining St. George, Lance has been instrumental in expanding St. George’s portfolio and catalyzing its growth from a dedicated eau de vie distillery into one of the most prolific and innovative craft distilleries in the nation. Under Lance’s watch, St. George has launched many of the iconic spirits that the distillery is best known for today: St. George Single Malt Whiskey, St. George Absinthe Verte, St. George California Agricole Rum, the St. George gins (Botanivore Gin, Terroir Gin, and Dry Rye Gin), the St. George vodkas (All Purpose Vodka, California Citrus Vodka, and Green Chile Vodka), Baller Single Malt Whiskey, and Bruto Americano. The James Beard Foundation has recognized Lance’s contributions to the spirits world with nominations five years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) in the category of Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Producer.