Date published

March 8, 2024

Appleton Estate

Master Blender Joy Spence

Since 1979, this part of the Jamaican spirit has been the soul of rum production at Appleton Estate, and in 1981 it also became its beating heart with Dr. Joy Spence. In 1977, Joy became the first female Master Blender in the spirits industry.



Benriach Distillery

Master Blender Rachel Barrie

Rachel Barrie, honored in Whisky Magazine’s ‘Whisky Hall of Fame’, nurtured her single malt passion in Aberdeenshire’s Garioch district. Her 26-year whisky journey led her to Benriach, where her creative blending flourishes.




Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Winemaker Jennifer Wall

Jennifer Wall, a Californian mother of three, joined Barefoot twenty years ago, infusing her creativity into a diverse range of delicious wines. Her creations garnered 2,000+ medals and global admiration. Additionally, she champions charitable causes, embodying the spirit of Barefoot’s community and values.




Apothic Wine

Winemaker Debbie Juergenson

Apothic Winemaker Debbie Juergenson and her team continue to challenge convention by crafting bold, captivating Apothic Wines. From vintage to vintage, the character and flavor of the individual varietals guide the shape of each blend.




O.T. Brewing

Founder Carrie Korithoski

Carrie, driven by entrepreneurial passion, founded OT in 2018 while balancing family life. Her beers reflect adventure themes, from sports to exploration, aiming to unite people over craft brews. OT aims to enrich Alberta’s craft beer scene with unique, high-quality offerings, celebrating life’s moments with flavorful creations.



XhALE Brew Co.

Co-founder Christina Owczarek

Built on the foundations of community thriving, sharing of ideas, challenging boundaries and imbibing passion. ​We aim to connect through craft.