Tue, Oct 08, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM

The Great Whiskey Debate


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5 Restaurants. 5 Cocktails. 1 Winner. Benefiting Project S.M.I.L.E. and the DeKalb Bar Foundation

The first-annual Great Whiskey Debate will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6-9p at The Old Courthouse on the Decatur Square.

Mixologists from five great local restaurants will be participating:
  • Paul Calvert of Paper Plane
  • Jordan Smelt of Cakes and Ale Restaurant
  • Shanna Mayo and Kathryn DiMenichi of LEONs Full Service
  • Julian Goglia of The Pinewood
  • Stuart White of Miller Union
Each mixologist will prepare a signature cocktail featuring a different whiskey from Georgia Crown Distributing Company, including Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey, George Dickel Rye Whisky and Bulleit Rye American Whiskey. There will also be a whiskey tasting by Kevin Mulcahy, Master of Whiskey featuring Bulleit Bourbon and George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, as well as a wine tasting by Sherlock's Wine Merchants Decatur.

Proceeds will go to support Project S.M.I.L.E., a non-profit organization that empowers young high-school women and educates them on all the aspects of the legal community.

2013 Co-Chairs:
  • Denise D. VanLanduyt, President (VanLanduyt & Associates)
  • Melody Bray (DeKalb County Georgia Government)
  • Jessica Lee Reece (HHCM Family Law)
  • Angela J. Riccetti (Atlanta Legal Aid Society)
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors!
  • Georgia Crown Distributing Company;
  • SunTrust Bank;
  • The State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division;
  • HHCM Family Law;
  • VanLanduyt & Associates;
  • Common Ground Real Estate;
  • Shewmaker & Shewmaker;
  • Robin Frazer Clark, PC;
  • Matthew McCoyd, Esq.;
  • Parmenter Realty Partners;
  • Howick, Westfall, McBryan & Kaplan, LLP.

    • Thank you to The Great Whiskey Debate Host Committee:
      • Cathy Cox (SunTrust Bank)
      • Rebecca Crumrine (HHCM Family Law)
      • Sean Ditzel (Kessler & Solomiany LLC)
      • Katie S. Dod (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP)
      • Craig Goodmark (Goodmark Law Firm)
      • Johnna L. Goodmark (Tatum, Hillman Hickerson & Powell)
      • Nick Hinson (Mabry & McClelland, LLP)
      • Shannon Hinson (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP)
      • Will Fagan (Duane Morris LLP)
      • Andrew Lynch (Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.)
      • Jonathan Rotenberg (Nowick Westfall McBryan & Kaplan, LLP)
      • April L. Stancliff (Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC)
      • Darrell & Meredith Sutton (Sutton Law Group)
      • Luke Thomas (IAG Forensics)
      • Kyle Williams (Williams Teusink, LLC)

DeKalb Bar Foundation

Organizer of The Great Whiskey Debate
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