Sparkman Auditorium at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
We’re pleased to offer a date worthy Guided Scotch & Whiskey Tasting at CelticFest this year.
Whiskey Church Productions of Memphis will lead participants through this Sit-Down format with a selection of Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey and American Bourbons. Additionally, Tasters will receive free Two Day Festival Tickets, Light Snacks and a Souvenir Nosing Glass.
Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the Door
Limited Seating .
Whiskey Church Productions is a joint effort by the husband & wife Teams of Philip Prichard & Susan Hinsley Prichard and Cassie Borroughs & Troy Milton. Started in 2017, WCP plans and hosts whiskey tasting events and teaches whiskey education seminars.
Philip Prichard attended Itawamba Community College and The University of Mississippi at Oxford majoring in Business Administration. Philip began his career in the liquor and restaurant industry with Morrison Restaurant Group & Ruby Tuesday in 1990. Since then he has worked in every area in the restaurant industry for various entities including managing restaurants and country clubs for over 22 years. Philip also worked for his family business, Prichard’s Distillery, to help open the business in 1997, represent and sell their distilled products and assist in distilling and managing the production until 2007.
Philip returned to the family business as the National Brand Ambassador from 2012-2015. Philip brings an extensive knowledge of the whiskey business from the retail, wholesale and production aspects of this industry. Philip teaches American Whiskey history at the Whiskey Marketing School in Austin, TX.
Susan Hinsley Prichard started her hospitality career earning a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Food and Lodging Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1991. After working in corporate restaurant management with Darden Restaurant Group & Red Lobster for several years, Susan enrolled in law school at the University of Memphis graduating in 1999. Susan has maintained her interest and passion for the restaurant and bar industry throughout the years and is currently a partner at the law firm of Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid, PLLC. During her husband’s tenure with his family business, Prichard’s Distillery, Susan accompanied Philip to numerous whiskey tasting events and marketing shows promoting the Prichard family spirits. Susan teaches American Whiskey history with Philip Prichard at the Whiskey Marketing School in Austin, TX.
Cassie Borroughs studied nursing at St Petersburg College. She started hosting in the restaurant industry at the age of sixteen at a local establishment moving up to bartending and corporate bar training at Hops Microbrewery by the age of twenty-two. She went on to work for the historic Don Cesar, a Loews Hotel at the Beachcomber Bar. Upon moving to Memphis in 2007 Cassie joined the bar staff at Owen Brennan’s where her Bloody Mary was chosen as Absolute vodka’s Thrill-list best Bloody Mary in 2013. Cassie assists her husband and his partner in the running of a pop-up bar business. The group caters events ranging from Memphis Blues Ball and Cirque Du C’MOM for the Children’s Museum of Memphis to smaller events at private residences.
Philip, Susan & Cassie are all Certified Level 3 Whiskey Sommeliers. For more information about certification visit https://whiskymarketing.org/5-levels-of-certification/