Learn about Kansas City's Prohibition history and sample cocktails from the era prepared by the renowned Ryan Maybee. Owner of Kansas City's Manifesto and The Rieger, he is also a partner in J. Rieger & Co. Distillery. Everyone in attendance will also have a chance to purchase our lone bottle of J. Rieger's limited release Monogram Whiskey.
In 2013, Imbibe Magazine named Ryan Bartender of The Year. Further, Maybee was a finalist in the international Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition (2007), and a world-finalist in the Angostura Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge (2012). He also co-founded the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival in 2012.
His creative libations have received national acclaim being featured in such top-tier publications as Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine, Imbibe, Mutineer Magazine, Market Watch, The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide, The Bartenders Gin Compendium, and Bartender Magazine. Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders named him one of 8 “Fabulous Innovators” in 2011 for his technique for smoking whiskey, and his original cocktail, the “Smokin’ Choke” was awarded Innovative Cocktail of the Year in 2010 by the Institute for Cocktail Excellence.
Class Fee - $30.00
Includes cocktails, snacks and 15% off entire store purchase.
Tickets may be purchased in store. by phone, or by using the link below: