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Rye Revival | 2023 Maryland Rye Whiskey Symposium

November 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



The 2023 Maryland Rye Whiskey Symposium promises an enriching experience delving deep into Maryland’s integral role in the history of rye whiskey. This event is tailored for a diverse audience, including craft distillers, distillery operators, rye whiskey enthusiasts, bourbon aficionados, and professionals in the whiskey retail and wholesale industries.

Whet your palate with a keynote address by Clay Risen, author of “American Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Original Spirit.” This presentation sets the tone for a day filled with knowledge-sharing, camaraderie, and exploration. The Maryland Rye Whiskey Symposium includes an impressive lineup of seminars, each curated to provide attendees with an understanding of the art and science behind crafting and enjoying world-class rye whiskey.

This symposium offers participants a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in Maryland’s rich rye whiskey legacy. Through the scheduled seminars, attendees will gain insights into the intricate production methods that have defined the spirit over the centuries and an appreciation for the quality materials contributing to rye whiskey’s unparalleled character.

Whether you’re a seasoned craft distiller seeking to refine your techniques, a devoted rye whiskey enthusiast eager to deepen your appreciation, or a professional in the liquor industry looking to expand your expertise, the 2023 Maryland Rye Whiskey Symposium is your ultimate destination for all things rye. Join us on November 10 for an unforgettable day of learning, networking, and celebration of this iconic American spirit.



November 10, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Maryland Distillers Guild
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Maryland Center for History and Culture
601 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

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