Editor’s Observe: The Whiskey Wash welcomes A Spirited Dialog as a brand new content material companion. In it a trio of drink business veterans (all contributors to the positioning at one level or one other) have weekly dialog on whiskey, spirits, distilling, advertising and marketing and the present state of the drink business.
Hosts: Liz Rhoades, Lew Bryson, & Martin Duffy
What You’ll Study: Be a part of a trio of drink business veterans in weekly dialog on whiskey, spirits, distilling, advertising and marketing and the present state of the drink business. This week, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart, proprietor of KOVAL Distillery, joins the group.
About Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart:
Previous to opening KOVAL Distillery, one of many largest unbiased and woman-owned craft distilleries within the US, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart spent over a decade as a full professor in each the US and Germany. In 2008, she gave up tenure in hopes of a special high quality of life; one that might afford a possibility for her to work together with her husband, quit commuting, and return to the town she liked: Chicago.
As proprietor and president of KOVAL, she has spearheaded product improvement, distribution, and advertising and marketing, turning her household enterprise into a global presence with availability in over 55 export markets. In gentle of the COVID-19 well being disaster, she led KOVAL’s transition into producing much-needed hand sanitizer for these on the entrance strains, together with medical organizations, first responders, and group non-profits. Sonat can also be concerned in a lot of philanthropic organizations, was named Illinois Enterprise Particular person of the 12 months by the Nationwide Small Enterprise Affiliation, is a federally appointed member of the Illinois Export Council, and has been inducted into the Disciples d’Escoffier.
In regards to the Hosts:
- Lew Bryson, former managing editor for Whisky Advocate Magazine for 20 years, whiskey writer, beer/whiskey author and presenter.