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Whiskey Masterclass with Dave Pickerell

Join us for an exclusive Whiskey Masterclass with Hillrock Master Distiller, Dave Pickerell! Dave will be introducing our members to the newly launched Hillrock Rye and Whiskey Warden Josh Gelfand will lead a Q&A about Dave’s story and his approach to blending/distilling.

Tickets are $35/person and members are welcomed to bring guests. The event will include light bites and a welcome cocktail. Please RSVP to

If you would like to pre-order bottles of Hillrock to be signed by Dave Pickerell, please email and CC The prices are as following:

Bourbon: $94
Rye: $100

About David Pickerell, Master Distiller
An industry icon and the previous Master Distiller for Makers Mark, Dave directs Hillrock’s production and operations as Master Distiller. Dave has over 20 years of distillery industry experience and is respected world wide as one of the top Master Distillers and spirits experts in the industry. Dave graduated top in his class in chemical engineering at University of Louisville and also holds a BS in Chemistry from West Point. During his 14 years at Makers Mark, Dave oversaw an 80 person staff and was responsible for all aspects of production from selection of grains to choosing of barrels, distillation and final tasting. Prior to Makers Mark, Dave was Senior Project Manager for Ro-Tech and provided engineering consultation for beverage alcohol facilities around the world. Dave was also a Board Member and Past Chair for the Kentucky Distillers Association and recipient of the “best distillery visitor attraction in the world” designation by Whiskey Magazine. Dave provides Hillrock with unmatched industry experience in the areas of product development, business planning, system design, production, staffing/training, operations management and sales.

Earlier Event: October 26
Community Dinner
Later Event: November 1
Redbreast Bitters Blending Workshop