DAMIAN RILEY-SMITH INDUCTED IN TO FIRST ORDER OF THE WRIT
18th October 2019
Paragraph managing director and founder was inducted into the Order of the Writ – Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon society’s inaugural class of members – in September 2019.NEXT STORY Gin Magazine Issue 9 Out..PREVIOUS STORY Whisky Magazine 163 Out Now!
The Order of the Writ is a fraternal and charitable organization that embraces the spirit of Kentucky Bourbon education, responsibility, environmental stewardship, history, scholarship and an unwavering commitment to the furtherance of America’s only native spirit.
Membership is offered only by unanimous invitation of The Fifteen, the Order of the Writ’s founding members, signifying Kentucky’s founding as the 15th state of the Union.
“Members of the Order share an exceptional commitment to elevate and defend the integrity of Kentucky Bourbon and to share its virtues in the spirit of Kentucky’s legendary hospitality,” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Order’s Sergeant-at-Arms.
Members of The Founding Council of the Order of the Writ are Chris Morris (Brown-Forman Corp.), Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s Distillery), Pauline Rooney (Diageo), Eric Gregory (Kentucky Distillers’ Association), Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey), Fred Noe (Beam Suntory), Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark), Max Shapira (Heaven Hill Brands), Brent Elliott (Four Roses Distillery), Kaveh Zamanian (Rabbit Hole Distillery), Britt Kulsveen (Willett Distillery).