Ninth generation family member Lisa Laird Dunn
is Vice President and World Ambassador of Laird & Company
. Located in Monmouth County and
dating to 1780, Laird holds U.S. Distillery License #1 that was issued immediately after Prohibition’s repeal. Lisa's grandfather John Evans Laird and uncle John Evans Laird, Jr. both graduated from Cornell.
Lisa is the public face of the company. She joined Laird three decades ago and is responsible for supporting the resurgence of Apple Brandy and Applejack in the contemporary craft cocktail scene.
Lisa will discuss the history of the Laird family, America’s oldest family of distillers, along with the history of Laird’s Applejack, America’s oldest native distilled spirit, and how Laird’s history reflects American history.
4:00 Wine reception with passed hors d'oeuvres
5:30 Buffet dinner, with salad, chicken entree, dessert, beverages and, of course, applejack sampling
: $40 early bird, $45 after March 18.
: Mumford's Culinary Center, 33 Apple St., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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