Bottoms Up! A History and Revitalization of a Cocksure Era Spirit
Sunday, June 23, 2:30 pm Central Time
Where: via Zoom

From its earliest days as a settlement of French trappers and traders, Kansas City’s West Bottoms area grew more than a century ago into a bustling railroad hub and agricultural and livestock center. Ingrained in that rich history is the distillation, distribution, and consumption of liquor. Before Prohibition, dozens of West Bottoms saloons served locally produced spirits to a thirsty clientele of workers from nearby stockyards and packinghouses.

When master distiller Alex Lindsey founded the West Bottoms Whiskey Co. in 2021, he embraced the Bottoms’ legacy of industrialization and entrepreneurism by bringing a whiskey spirit and culture back that ignites a passion for innovating whiskeys through the appreciation and embodiment of a truly optimistic era in the United States. This presentation will highlight the unique history and spirit of the area and encourage participants to explore the people and places in Kansas City that are doing the same.

The West Bottoms Whiskey Company won a Double Gold Medal at the 2021 Denver International Spirits Competition and was named the Top Ranked American Blended Whiskey at the 2022 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards.

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NOTE:  This is the sixth and final Theodore Talks focusing on KC-related subjects leading up to the 2024 AG, which will be held in Kansas City, July 3-7. You can learn more about the AG here.

Questions? Contact Brad Lucht at [email protected].