Riannon Walsh is currently managing Director of Production and Master Blender at Brandywine Branch Distillery. She will be leading our VIP master tasting class and discussing her experiences in craft distilling over her long career in the spirits industry, her creation of each distinct spirit, and her ambitions and strategies for the future. You will learn the nosing and tasting techniques of the professionals in the spirits industry. You will also come to understand unique flavor profiles and how they can best be recognized. The tasting will run through her line of gins and a bourbon whiskey of her own design in glassware of her own design.
As a professional nose and blender of private label and independently bottled Scotch and Irish whiskies for the last 25 years as well as founding & running the iconic Whiskies of the World Expos in San Francisco from 1999-2010, Riannon’s life in the arena of high end spirits has been one of varied and extensive experiences and success on both sides of the Pond. Her adventure with gin began in 2005 and has become a major passion. Being able to stop traveling and be a partner in a distillery where all products are of her own creation and all distillery production operation falls to her is a dream come true.