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Thursday, July 21 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
#SEDTalks: Cocktails, Spirits & The Bartender

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In just 90 minutes, #SEDTalks presents six separate talks, TED-talks style, offering ground-breaking new information and new perspectives that represent the distilled insights of the sharpest minds in our industry. #SED Talks: Cocktails, Spirits & The Bartender Edition include talks on why blends may be better than single malts, explore why women are an undervalued asset in the bar world, the real secrets of Canadian whisky and how cocktails can be scaled up and still be sustainable. Join us! (And don't miss our sister session, #SEDTalks: Bars & Brands Edition).

#SED Speakers:

  • Summer-Jane Bell: Three Hashtags Walk Into A Bar

  • Davin de Kergommeaux: Fibs People Tell About Canadian Whisky

  • Ian McLaren: The Sustainability of Scale in Cocktails

  • Ivy Mix: Double Income, Not Double Standards

  • Dr. Nicholas Morgan: In Praise of Blending

  • Liza Weisstuch: Hooch Journos Spill Their Secrets 

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Philip Duff

Director, Liquid Solutions & Tales of the Cocktail
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.

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Summer-Jane Bell

Co Founder, TrophyCocktail Mobile App
Summer-Jane Bell is President of USBG SF (U.S. Bartenders' Guild San Francisco Chapter) and most recently National Brand Ambassador for The House of Angostura®. She's wild about cocktails, adores craft spirits, and is most interested in the space where education and technology interact with these topics. Check out her new, photo sharing mobile app called TrophyCocktail now available on iOS and Android. Trends and drink inspiration are shared... Read More →
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Davin de Kergommeaux

Writer & Author, Whisky Canada
Award-winning author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, contributor and feature writer for Whisky Advocate Magazine, contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, founder, Canadian Whisky Awards, whisky judge, public speaker.
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Ian McLaren

Director Trade Advocacy & Training, Bacardi USA
A proud Scotsman, Ian started his career in the alcohol business straight from school working for an independent wine merchant in his home town of Edinburgh. From here his formative years in the On Premise were spent in the late night scene working in more sticky floored nightclubs than he’d care to admit in some of the less desirable cities in the North of England. | From there it was onwards and upwards back to his home town where he was... Read More →
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Ivy Mix

Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin America. | With a long history of working in bars throughout the Americas, Ivy has been recognized by many within the culinary and cocktail industry as being one... Read More →
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Dr. Nicholas Morgan

Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo
Dr Nicholas Morgan | Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo | | Dr Nicholas Morgan is Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo plc, the largest Scotch whisky producer. Nick is an acknowledged authority on the Scotch Whisky business and a frequent speaker at Whisky and Spirits events around the world. He is particularly known for the thoughtfulness of his analysis, his humour, and his relish of controversy. | His previous role as Scotch Heritage... Read More →
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Liza Weisstuch

Freelance writer & editor
Liza used to cut math class in high school to hang out in the stairwell and write short stories. Clearly, she heard her calling early in life. Today she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Whisky Advocate, Whisky Magazine (of which she's also the US contributing editor), Hemispheres, Fine Cooking, and many others. She did NOT cut math class to hang out and... Read More →

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Tales of the Cocktail

Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the... Read More →

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