Join us for the 2nd Annual From Stave to Glass Barrel Panel as part of Louisville Beer Week, where experts from beer, spirits, and barrels discuss wood's impact on flavor, consumer behaviors, and trends.
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This is a Louisville Beer Week ticketed event hosted at “Next Door” @ 3rd Turn Brewing. Space is limited. Ensure your spot and purchase your ticket today.
Jackie Zykan - Hidden Barn Whiskey
Known for having one of the most respected palates in American Whiskey, Jackie Zykan’s approach to blending looks a lot like her approach to life - focused on balance, structure, and celebrating unique nuances. A native of St. Louis, and now calling Louisville, Kentucky home, she brings more than 16 years of beverage alcohol industry experience.
With degrees in biology and chemistry, and experience in multi-concept beverage directorship, cocktail strategy, category education, product development, perfumery based in bourbon, and global marketing, her career has taken her to nearly every corner of the world of American Whiskey, giving her perspective and capability that few can match. She’s regarded not only for her technical know-how but for her personal style of whiskey education, which is relatable and focuses on the emotional connection to sensorial experiences.
Most recently, Jackie served as Master Taster for Old Forester where she came to develop her hallmark style of blending and descriptive analysis, while remaining focused on quality, integrity, and her signature approachability. She now holds the position of Master Blender and partner in Hidden Barn Whiskey, as well as ownership of the whiskey-based fragrance brand, ODUOAK.
Marty Scott - Revolution Brewing
Marty Scott attended Siebel’s Concise Course in Brewing Technology in 2010 before apprenticing at Revolution Brewing’s brewpub in Chicago's Logan Square. Over the past decade, he's held lead positions in Packaging, Cellar, Quality & Innovation, and Barrel operations at Revolution's production brewery in neighboring Avondale. As Barrel Program Manager he designs and produces beers for one of the nation's most-decorated programs, Revolution Brewing's Deep Wood Series.
Andrew Wiehebrink - Independent Stave Company
As Director of Spirit Research & Innovation, Andrew works closely with Independent Stave Company's distilling customers to push the envelope of what is possible in the world of spirits production. In addition to creating and testing new products, Andrew designs experiments and conducts research to advance the understanding of whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative barrel construction.
Roger Huff - Gallant Fox Brewing Company
Roger, alongside Patrick Workman, launched Gallant Fox Brewing in Louisville in 2020 and expanded to Mt. Washington in 2022. Specializing in the fusion of a beer and bourbon menu, Roger has amassed a selection of over 300 bourbons at each location and developed beers in collaboration with distilleries like Yellowstone, Good Times, and Pursuit United, highlighting the unique flavors of the bourbon barrels used for aging.
Jessica Adkins - H&A Barrel Management
Meet Jessica Ann, a Kentucky native and bourbon insider with a strong understanding of the power of hospitality and its relationship to business operations and planning. With a high degree of professionalism and the ability to connect with all types of people, she possesses a successful background in both social work and the whiskey industry. In 2017, she traded in her casework for cask work and transitioned into coordinating private bourbon tours for Pegasus Transportation Company, where she designed custom tours for 100,000 people visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
She also gained valuable experience working as the executive assistant to spirits critic and author Fred Minnick. Currently, she works for the French-based company H&A Barrel Management, which offers financial, removal, and rental services for barrels. Jessica specializes in oak sustainability and serves as the North American Secondary Barrel Sales Representative. Her expertise lies in facilitating the movement of used wine casks for bourbon and spirits finishing. She is known as a friend to the bourbon industry and a respected consultant and connector.
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