panel discussion

Replay: From Passion to Profession

They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.  That may not be entirely true, but it certainly helps.  If you’re here, like us, you probably love premium spirits, and so we want to talk about how that passion can turn into a career, and all the different angles you take working in world of spirits.

Join us for a discussion led by Charlie Rodman, a consultant-turned-spirits insider and Marketing Director for Bevridge.  He’ll be joined by Colin Keegan, a Scotsman and self-proclaimed “whisky aficionado” who turned his love for spirit into the foundation of the distinctly unique Santa Fe Spirits company.  They’ll share stories of how they became so enamored by spirit, what made them choose to pursue the industry full-time, and how they were able make that jump.

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Charlie Rodman, Marketing Director, Bevridge
After an extended consulting engagement with Diageo, Charlie was in love with the spirits category. Over the next few years, this fascination grew to a collection of hundreds of (opened) bottles, a blog, a series of tasting classes, and buying a barrel in Scotland with some friends. Eventually, he blended his passion and profession, transitioning to work full-time in spirits, where’s he’s overseen everything from packaging design to cask selection and is a Certified Specialist of Spirits. He now leads marketing here at Bevridge. These days, you’ll most often find Charlie sipping an independent Scotch, but he's always eager to try anything new, and will never turn down an exciting cocktail.
Special Guests:
Colin Keegan, Owner Santa Fe Spirits
Colin started Santa Fe Spirits in 2010 with the goal of making the highest quality handcrafted spirits. Santa Fe Spirits has received national awards for all spirits,and is distributed in 11 states and exports to Germany, Australia and Japan. As a craft distiller, Colin is always looking to improve and the next few years will be focused on extending their whiskey market. Colin was a founding member of the American Craft Distillers Association (ACSA) and the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission (ASMWC), founder of New Mexico Distillers Guild (NMDG) and big contributor to the local community and small business as a member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.