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Lynn House

National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist, Heaven Hill

Lynn House
National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist, Heaven Hill

Lynn House is Heaven Hill’s National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist. She is responsible for support of the entire Heaven Hill Portfolio with emphasis on on-premise focused brands. Specifically, she implements brand and spirit category education, cocktail development for both national and local programming, and identifies current and upcoming cocktail trends. Lynn is a resource and mentor to external distributors and trade personnel as well as the internal field sales and brand teams, working on programs like Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week.

Lynn, an award-winning mixologist, has been named a 2022 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Award winner for “Best U.S. Brand Ambassador”, which recognizes an individual whose creative use of brand communication and exceptional personality has had a prominent impact on the promotion of drink brands through engaging the trade and executing compelling educational seminars. Lynn was also recognized by the foundation in previous years as a finalist for “Best American Bar Mentor” in 2020, and “Best U.S. Brand Ambassador” in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, Lynn is an inaugural inductee to the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Dame Hall of Fame and has been featured in many industry publications.

Prior to joining Heaven Hill, Lynn served as Chief Mixologist and Beverage Director at Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago. At Blackbird, she organically developed the first mixology program for the Michelin Star and James Beard Award winner. Previous experience in her 25 years in hospitality includes Chief Mixologist/Beverage Director at Michelin two-star restaurant Graham Elliot. She is, also, one of the original Master Bartenders at The Drawing Room and was named one of the 2011’s Top 20 Most Fabulous Bartenders in the World by Gary Regan. 

During her time at Heaven Hill, Lynn also served as the PAMA Liqueur Brand Ambassador and the National Brand Educator, covering all Heaven Hill Liqueur brands. Her knowledge of Heaven Hill’s large and diverse portfolio of brands and her dedication to the education of various spirits has led Lynn to great success in this field. She is creative, diligent and serves as a strong resource and mentor to all who she works with.

Oct. 14, 2022

BRC E16 - Double Old Fashioned

This week on Barrel Room Chronicles, I speak with Shelley Sackier about her spirits journey and how it led her to writing her new…

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