Bourbon Conversations - New Riff

Thu. Feb 29, 2024 at 5:30pm CST
21 and Over
Price: $87.00
21 and Over
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Price: $87.00
21 and Over
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Bourbon Conversations - New Riff

Join us for Bourbon Conversations, a remarkable whiskey tasting experience, where we explore whiskey and enjoy fellowship in support of community and economic development. Our special guest is Brigadier General and former Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Executive Director Bentley Nettles.

In this special "Leap-Year" installment, we turn our attention to New Riff Distilling - winner of 1 Double Gold, and 9 Gold medals at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! This exclusive event will showcase three award-winning whiskies alongside light bites and available event-only, cocktails meant to showcase the uniqueness and versatility of each whiskey.

This limited engagement will elevate your appreciation of the artistry behind each pour. As the evening progresses, we are delighted to have our special guest speaker to share his insights and add an extra layer of discovery and community engament to our eveining.

Special thanks to our event sponsor, our friends from Hush & Whisper:

Hush and Whisper Distilling Co. was founded to defy convention and distill true grain-to-glass spirits. By sourcing only the finest local ingredients, and committing ourselves to the highest quality production, we are sharing more than an exceptionally crafted spirit. We're sharing an experience. Curated for authenticity. Distilled with purpose.

Come and experience Hush & Whisper
219 N. Main St, Bryan, TX  77803

Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening – secure your tickets now and join us on a journey that is sure to change your perception of whiskey.


New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

New Riff Straight Rye

New Riff Malted Rye

Featured Cocktails (avaiable for purchase at the event):

Paper Plane

Rosemary Old Fashioned

Bourbon Margarita (a favorite)

Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening – secure your tickets now and join us on a journey that is sure to change your perception of bourbon whiskey.

:: Brigadier General, USA (ret) Bentley Nettles ::

Genaral Bentley Nettles, an Army veteran who rose to rank of Brigadier General and served as Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission executive director.

Nettles,Texas A&M Class of 1985, served 32 years in the U.S. Army and Texas Army National Guard before he was released from active duty in 2015. He earned 24 awards and badges, including a Purple Heart. Nettles then opened a law firm in Bryan and represented veterans. In 2017, he was appointed by the Texas Governor to take over day-to-day operations at TABC.

During his time at Texas A&M, Nettles was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He climbed the ranks to become a Brigadier General in the Texas Army National Guard, with deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. His service earned him prestigious military honors, including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.

Nettles furthered his education with a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law and a Master of Science in Security Studies from the Naval Post Graduate School. He made history as the first Texas National Guard JAG Officer selected as a National Security Legal Fellow at TUFTS University.

Before retiring from the military, Nettles served as General Counsel for the Army Element Joint Force Headquarters. Post-retirement, he founded a law firm in Bryan, TX, advocating for veterans in administrative proceedings with the Veterans Administration.

A committed public servant, Nettles co-founded Brazos Valley Cares, aiding military veterans and families. He chaired the Bryan Texas Utilities board and now leads a committee exploring a veteran treatment and mental health court in Brazos County.

Nettles, alongside his wife Tracy, resides in College Station, actively involved in Bethel Lutheran Church, and raising two children.

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Venue Details
Grand Stafford Theater 106 S Main St
Bryan, TX 77803