The drinks companies supporting the hospitality industry during Covid-19

Mitcher’s Distillery and Philip Duff

Mitcher’s Distillery and New York-based spirits consultant and educator, Philip Duff, have made a joint donation of US$10,000 to US bartending charity USBG National Charity Foundation.

Matt Magliocco, vice president of Michter’s, commented: “Amid this unimaginable situation, we are partnering with our friend Philip Duff to support the lifeblood of the beverage industry – hospitality professionals. Philip recently did some consulting work for Martí Auténtico, a rum brand owned by our parent company, Chatham Imports. With America’s bars and restaurants now closing suddenly, Philip graciously suggested donating his fee towards the USBG’s critically important Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. We naturally agreed on the spot and have made this donation jointly. We hope this small gesture will make a difference to the USBG Foundation’s vital work to help our many mutual friends in the hospitality business. We’re both committed to supporting the industry for as long as this crisis continues.”

Duff’s spirit brand Old Duff Genever has also built in a US$1-per-bottle donation to charities directly benefitting bartenders, including the USBG Foundation and The Drinks Trust in the UK.

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