On Thursday, February 16, 2023, over 100 attendees gathered in Atlanta’s ZuCot Gallery for Black Bourbon Society’s Salon Legacy Awards event series, sponsored by Jack Daniel’s.
Inspired by the salon gatherings of The Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s and 30s, Salon 7 is an intimate event featuring a panel discussion, signature cocktails and a whiskey tasting. The event acknowledged local Black leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers and building their own lasting legacies — tying in the rich legacy of Jack Daniel’s and its first master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green.
This year’s honorees were Onaje & Omari Henderson – ZuCot Gallery, Maya Smith – The Doux, Chef Daryl Shular – Shular Institute, Alphonso Cross – Parlor Den, Dr. Key Hallmon– The Village Market, Anastasia Simon- Techstars, Mario Johnson- The Beverly Tiffany Barriere – The Drinking Coach and Joey Womack- Goodie Nation. During a panel discussion, they discussed their work and impact as LegacyMakers while enjoying plates and Jack Daniel’s cocktails.
Founded by Samara B. Davis, Black Bourbon Society is a membership-based organization that bridges the gap between the spirits industry and African American bourbon enthusiasts through its social media platforms, brand-partnered events, and exclusive excursions. BBS challenges traditional direct consumer marketing standards by curating experiences that genuinely engage with its unique demographic. It advocates for diversity and inclusion through speaking engagements and consulting within the spirits industry.
Additionally, Jack Daniel’s and United Distributors donated $7,440.00 to Diversity Distilled, a non-profit consultancy firm designed to create more diversity and inclusion across the spirits industry. Diveristy Distilled is also founded by Samara B. Davis.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Jack Daniel’s on this initiative celebrating our local legacy makers in Atlanta, New York City and Chicago. These trailblazers create Black History everyday through their courageous determination and dedication to building their businesses and creating impact in their communities and our society as a whole.” — Samara B. Davis
Black Bourbon Society is crafting a movement that showcases the value of the niche lifestyle and sophisticated palates within the African American community and beyond.
About Black Bourbon Society
Black Bourbon Society bridges the gap between the spirits industry and African American bourbon enthusiasts through our social media platforms, brand-partnered events and exclusive excursions. We challenge traditional direct consumer marketing standards by curating experiences that genuinely engage our unique demographic, and advocate for diversity and inclusion through speaking engagements and consulting within the spirits industry.
Black Bourbon Society is a tiered membership organization open to everyone who enjoys premium spirits and is interested in gaining a deeper appreciation for America’s Native Spirit. Black Bourbon Society is crafting a movement that showcases the value of the niche lifestyle and sophisticated palates within the African American Community and beyond
About Jack Daniel’s:
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel’s Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.