Erin Petrey

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Born and raised in the Bluegrass, Erin has always held an affinity for her home state’s signature spirit. Throughout her world travels (34 countries and counting!), Erin delights in spreading the gospel of bourbon across the globe, from Spain to Korea, and especially in her now home of Washington, DC. Erin spent her formative years studying international relations and finding the best libations the Nation’s Capital has to offer. Though a high rye bourbon will always be her favorite, she can never say no to a pretty bottle. Always up for an adventure, Erin also enjoys kayaking, science fiction, exceptional cocktails, and travelling everywhere possible.

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Fun Facts


Holds a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce.

Excavated a Late Bronze Age II site in Israel (Tel Megiddo).

Lived in Madrid, Spain and Daegu, South Korea.

Rode in a motorcade in DC as part of a foreign dignitary visit.

Served 5 years on the board of the Kentucky Society of Washington.

Grew up down the road from the Four Roses Distillery on a 90 acre farm.

Desert Island Whiskey


Elijah Craig 18

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star

Henry McKenna BiB

Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Single Barrel

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

“I hope to have god on my side, but I must have Kentucky.”Abraham Lincoln