WTF is Élevage Tho?

WTF is Élevage Tho?

June 11, 2019, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

BCB Main Stage – Brooklyn Expo Center

When a spirit sits in your glass it communicates a sense of self, but just how did it get there? Élevage is an elusive word in the English language with no exact translation. It communicates the 'rearing' or raising of something with an aspiration to excellence. It captures many small decisions coming from the hand of the maker that together over time, crafted day after day, culminate into what becomes the final expression or experience of the spirit. Join us as we geek out and go deep on how flavors are coaxed, tamed, and evolved from raw spirit off the still to the refined elegance that leaps out of your glass through the daily craft of élevage practiced by distillers across the globe.


  • Maggie Campbell


    President and Head Distiller

    Privateer Rum

    Maggie is President and Head Distiller at Privateer Rum. She is also a current Masters of Wine Student, was the founder of the Denver Brewer’s...

  • Nicholas King


    In the last years of the twentieth century Nick left university and took to working in alcohol retail, working variously for both independent chains...


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