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1/9/2017 Roundtable,  by Wendy Hodges & Adam Rains, photos by Tricia McLeod

It was a great way to start the year…

We began our first Roundtable with opening statements from the new council. Each member introduced themselves and told the members a little about where their background lies, where they work, and what their goals are in their roles.

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Raul then discussed the different committees and their roles. In addition to the council’s elected roles, each member is also responsible for certain committees.

Raul Faria- President- Health and Wellness Committee
* Currently looking for 2 members to run this committee
* They will plan BiAnnual events for the members

Mike Doyle- Vice President- Education Committee
* Currently looking for 2 members to run this committee
* Plan non branded educational events for the chapter

Wendy Hodges-Secretary- Membership Engagement Committee
* Caio Fuganholi is the chairperson and we need one more person to assist
* Responsible for recruitment of new mixers, engage with current members, and plan new member mixer

Jason Gordon- Treasurer- Fundraising Committee
*Lillian Hargrove is the chairperson and we need one more person to assist.

Raul then discussed the different committees and their roles. In addition to the council’s elected roles, each member is also responsible for certain committees.

Raul Faria- President- Health and Wellness Committee
* Currently looking for 2 members to run this committee
* They will plan BiAnnual events for the members

Mike Doyle- Vice President- Education Committee
* Currently looking for 2 members to run this committee
* Plan non branded educational events for the chapter

Wendy Hodges-Secretary- Membership Engagement Committee
* Caio Fuganholi is the chairperson and we need one more person to assist
* Responsible for recruitment of new mixers, engage with current members, and plan new member mixer

Jason Gordon- Treasurer- Fundraising Committee
*Lillian Hargrove is the chairperson and we need one more person to assist.

Addition committees: Social Media Committee headed by Adam Rains and Tricia Mcleod
Opportunities Committee headed by Xania Woodman. We need one more person to assist her. Great opportunity to intern and learn from Xania

ALL CHAIRS WILL HAVE BIMONTHLY MEETINGS WITH THE COUNCIL AND REQUIRED TO SUBMIT MONTHLY REPORTS.

~Raul told the attending members about the USBGLV Cocktail Competition.
– 3 heats
*1st round Blind judging of online submissions. Cocktail based on “What does Vegas mean to you”
*2nd round Groups of 3 put together randomly for team rounds
*3rd round IBA Technical judging and 1 hour of actual bartending for 10-15 people. During technical the contestant will make the submitted cocktail and during the hospitality round the will create a menu based on the portfolio provided. The menu
must contain one of each: aperitif, long drink, spirit forward, dessert, and dealers choice.

~Arizona Cocktail Week!!!
*We are doing the Road To Slinger party bus down to Arizona Cocktail week. The whole slinger team and a few extra members will be provided transportation. When / If extra seats become available, the chapter will be informed and seats will be released
on a first come first serve basis.
*ALL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each member is responsible for their own transportation, lodging and food.
*ALL seminars and sponsored events during Arizona Cocktail Week are FREE.
*DATES: Friday, February 17th – Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

~Introduced Brown Forman Representative Jackie Brod. She is your go to person for all things whiskey!!!

~RAFFLE to support Opportunity Village
*We raised a total of $430 during our first roundtable of the year! Great start for our new charity Opportunity Village!

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Woodford Reserve:

In 1797, Elijah Pepper began making whiskey in The WoodFord County Courthouse utilizing the pure limestone rich water of Glenn’s Creek. This was considered the “cradle of Bourbon” and is where the “sour mash” technique was perfected and the benefits of using charred oak barrels for aging were celebrated.

2003 the newly named Woodford Reserve Distillery is where the magic  happens and is where there three Scottish-Made copper stills reside.

Being completely forthwith in the world of whiskey is not only a given, but the people at Woodford are very willing to share their process. We learned the secrets of their mash bill which contains, 72%  CORN  |  18%
The amount of time and method of fermentation was also discussed (5 to 7 days in small cypress wood tanks).

The distillery uses  three 16ft stills that are heated by steam injections until it reaches 79% ABV (just 1% under the legal limit). The spirit then goes into medium charred oak barrels and is diluted to 55% ABV.

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Within the limestone warehouse, the spirit is aged (6-7 years) and bottled at 45.2% ABV.

All that attended where happy to enjoy the knowledge as well as the cocktails served by our vice-president, Micheal Doyle!

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The Woodford’s Reserve Manhattan Experience is coming. Get in your entries ASAP and see our official Facebook page for more details.

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