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Distilled Spirits Council Honors Industry Leaders

By July 25, 2022Top News, VIPs

More than 550 spirits industry professionals and media joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in honoring industry leaders at an awards luncheon on June 9 during the DISCUS annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The event was emceed by Lynnette Marrero, an award-winning New York City-based bartender, mixologist and philanthropist known for co-creating the world’s first all-female speed bartending competition, Speed Rack. DISCUS award recipients included a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Joy Spence, Master Blender, Appleton Estate Jamaica; the Dave Pickerell Memorial Craft Member of the Year Award to Scott and Becky Harris, Owners, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company; the Humanitarian/Service Award Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation to Deborah Brenner, President; and the Impact Award for Emerging Leaders to Nicole Austin, General Manager and Distiller, Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Each recipient was presented with an award created by Vendome Copper & Brass Works.

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