G&G Party Pics

Distilled Launch Party

Garden & Gun kicked off the week’s G&G Distilled events on the lawn of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery for a cocktail party hosted by G&G editor in chief David DiBenedetto. Guests enjoyed Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey cocktails and live music from Brother Smith and The Local Honeys while shopping curated goods from Kentucky makers. Food stations by chef Lawrence Weeks of North of Bourbon and Ensō showcased his unique Creole and Cajun roots, alongside cocktails from mixologist Em Sego.

Special Thanks to:
Louisville Tourism
Stitzel-Weller Distillery

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The featured cocktails by Em Sego (clockwise): the Pumped Up Kicks, featuring a zesty splash of mango juice and Thai chile syrup; the Lavender Haze, a Blade and Bow and lime juice and blueberry ginger root syrup blend; and the Made Ya Look made up of Blade and Bow with raspberry and rhubarb notes.

Sara Bachman and Valerie Netherton, Maker’s Mark director of partnerships.


Chef Lawrence Weeks’ pepperjack and pork boudin balls with Creole aioli.

Almeta Dellagnolo, Babaloo Jewelry founder, showcases her products.

Kathryn Curtis and Lynsey Jordan-Cavallo.

Clayton & Crume’s Luc Brazeau, corporate sales and experience manager, and Alex Houlton, director of on-site sales and activations. 

Dwight McNeill and Brian Noyes.


Eric and Kathie Adams, Brit & Blue owners.

Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs of the Local Honeys. 

Cheers to a wonderful kickoff!