Take Part In Our Whiskey 101 Classes

This is the perfect chance to take part in our Whiskey 101 classes with select master distillers.

Our special guest will include:

Mark Coffman

Mark Coffman is both a brewer and master distiller. He was instrumental in developing Alltech’s Town Branch Bourbon® and Pearse Lyons Reserve® Malt Whiskey, as well as the continued expansion of the Alltech Brewery and Distillery. He has taught extensively in the area beer and spirit tasting as well as distillation technology. As Director of Engineering at Alltech he is currently involved in the construction of a number of new breweries, distilleries and fermentation plants for Alltech.


Peter "Whiskey Pete" Wagner

Peter Wagner has been the Ambassador to Brown-Forman for over eight years, and a Certified Spirits Specialist for over 4. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University with close to 20 years of experience in the finest bars and restaurants throughout the Columbus area. In his earlier years, Peter worked at both 93Q and 88.3 WXUT, in Toledo, where he was part of two different radio shows. Additionally, Peter took part in a internship with the Walt Disney Corporation, where he worked closely with their culinary, hospitality and theme park executives. Peter's current duties have him traveling throughout the state of Ohio lecturing to people on Brown-Forman's Whiskeys and Tequilas.


Ryan Lang

Co-founders Brady Konya and Ryan Lang founded Middle West Spirits in 2008, and opened the distillery for commercial production in 2010. With deep experience in marketing and manufacturing, Brady and Ryan have focused on championing Ohio’s world-class agriculture, small business innovation, and culinary inspiration to produce a line of artisan spirits that reflect their originality as creators, their integrity as producers, and their passion for the craft of producing spirits from scratch. At the core of their efforts, they commit to equal parts inspiration and education, working to challenge the palate while honoring Ohio’s unique role in the history of America’s distilling traditions.


Armando Zapata

Armando Zapata serves as the Jack Daniel’s Brand Ambassador for Brown-Forman’s Midwest Division. As a former broadcaster with a variety of roles in the entertainment industry he feels his diverse background has uniquely prepared him for his role as a Whiskey teacher, Ambassador and mentor to top trade accounts across the country. Sharing his passion for Whiskey energizes him as his background helped him perfect his ability to create experiences that stimulate emotion. He has been honored to have met some very famous people but it’s the connection he makes with those looking to gain a new understanding of spirits that he finds most rewarding.

Friday February 25, 7pm-10pm


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