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Cocktails & Conservation

On February 17 and 18, Garden & Gun and Synovus hosted two discussions, “Longleaf Pine Preservation” and “The Future of Oyster Aquaculture,” during the 36th annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE). Guests mingled over Blade and Bow cocktails and shopped for books in G&G’s Charleston, South Carolina, offices.


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Left to right: G&G editor in chief David DiBenedetto, G&G contributing writer T. Edward Nickens, and president and CEO of Tall Timbers Bill Palmer gather to discuss the growing need for land conservation.

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Guests enjoy the G&G offices before sitting down for the lecture.

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Kelly King, Jimmy Hallett, Cass Singleton, Tyre Moore, Marie Miller, and Melanie Hatcher of Synovus pose during the reception.

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T. Edward Nickens laughs with guests while discussing the preservation of quail and the land management alongside Bill Palmer of Tall Timbers.

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The weekend’s signature cocktail: the New Fashioned, made with Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

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A packed house listens intently to the panelists.

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A Garden & Gun–curated bookstore is set up for guests to enjoy featuring signed copies of G&G‘s collection of books.

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Guests are able to sample neat or on-the-rocks pours of Blade and Bow with North American Whiskey Ambassador Doug Kragel.

Co-owner of Rappahannock Oyster Co. Ryan Croxton talks about the future of oysters along the Eastern Seaboard during the Sunday lecture.

photo: Libby Williams

Seaborn Oysters from Charleston, South Carolina, Rappahannock River Oysters and Rappahannock Olde Salts Oysters from the Chesapeake Bay are given to guests during the lecture.

photo: Libby Williams

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