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VIP Tasting of all J. Rieger spirits including a taste of the highly allocated Monogram Whiskey release and Whiskey education with Ryan Maybee. Each guest will get a signed 375ml of Kansas City Whiskey and other swag. Appetizers will be provided.


6:30 VIP Tasting - Grand Ballroom
9:00 J. Rieger Bar Takeover - The Order (open to the pubic)


Spirits Short

  • Monogram Whiskey "Sherry Bota"- a long aged Whiskey finished in Sherry Botas.
  • Kansas City Whiskey- corn/rye aged in American oak barrels and finished with Oloroso Sherry
  • Midwestern Premium Vodka- 100% Wheat, distilled in Kansas City, Mo
  • Midwestern Dry Gin- recipe formulated and distilled by Tom Nichol (4 decades as Tanqueray) and distilled in Kansas City.
  • Caffé Amaro- a bitter Italian style liqueur distilled in Kansas City rested on Coffee Beans roasted by Thou Mayest (KCMO) and Barrel Aged.

Guest Speaker
Ryan Maybee; Co-Founder: J Rieger and Co Distillery and owner of Manifesto in Kansas City, Missouri

  • 2013 imbibe magazine bartender of the year - Inaugural crowning
  • Tales of the Cocktail - 2017 Whiskey Presenter
  • CSW - Certified Specialist of Wine
  • Certified Sommelier through the Guild of Master Sommeliers
  • 1st person to receive his Master certificate from BAR
  • Owner and Partner with Master Sommelier Doug Frost of Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival
  • Named KC's Best Bartender - 2015
  • Owner of Manifesto - Manifesto is a Semi-Finalist for "Best Bar Program" James Beard award 2017
  • Has been featured in the following publications-
    • Whiskey Advocate
    • Wine Enthusiast
    • Food and Wine
    • Market Watch
    • The New Yorker
    • New York Times
    • Imbibe
    • Vogue
    • GQ
    • Esquire
    • Vanity Fair
    • The Bartender's Gin Compendium
    • Bartender Magazine
    • Night Club and Bar Magazine

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Venue Information

305 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO 65806
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Organizer Information

Hotel Vandivort

305 E Walnut St
Springfiled, MO 65806
(417) 832-1515

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