We’re Gearing Up!

April 15th & 16th, 2024

Our focus for the Spirits on the Rise Summit is simple. The two day event brings together BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) spirits professionals and experienced spirits industry professionals for the purpose to elevate underrepresented communities as they advance their businesses.

“Over the past three years, the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative has worked on three tenets: helping to support up and coming BIPOC-owned brands, ensuring that we see more visible leaders of colors in every sector of our industry, and ensuring that we have attainable education around distillation and the spirits business,” said Katharine Jerkens, Chief Business Officer of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. “The Spirits on the Rise Summit is an opportunity to bring together entrepreneurs and key leaders in the industry to network and educate so that we can continue our mission of building a more diverse and inclusive industry.”

Save the date flyer for Spirits on the Rise Summit

Take a look at 2023’s event

“…I do not believe in competition. I believe if I can make the pie bigger, everybody eats. We are here to make the pie bigger…”

Fawn Weaver, CEO & Founder, Uncle Nearest Inc.

Spirits on the Rise Summit 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative. Our interest submission window has closed for the 2024 event. We will reopen the form closer to our next event.