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Thursday, July 21 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Members Only: Club Cocktails in History

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Pegu Club, Clover Club, Pendennis Club — you know them as iconic cocktails, but they were also actual clubs. Join TOTC Spirited Award winners David Wondrich and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry as they storm the gates of history’s most famous — and infamous — private drinking dens. From London’s blasphemous Hellfire Club and its punch-­fueled orgies to Manhattan’s impregnable Marco Polo Club and its millionaire movers and shakers, you have an all-­access pass to the secrets, the sins, and the drinks of the elite, the effete, the bad and the beautiful.

Moderators
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Jeff Berry

Owner, Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29
One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” and one of The Daily Meal’s “60 Coolest People in Food & Drink,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.” Esquire calls him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s... Read More →

Speakers
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David Wondrich

Senior Resident Fellow, North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time Tales of the Cocktail® Spirit Award winner. He is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including the hugely... Read More →

Sponsors
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Citadelle Gin

Alexandre Gabriel, president of Maison Ferrand, guided by his interminable quest to create fine spirits, set out in 1997 to create one the world’s finest Gins – and he truly means to give Gin a capital G. At the time, gin had largely become an industrial, mass-produced trendy spirit, lacking distinction and genuine taste. Alexandre was determined to bring back “true gin” – a spirit with a great mouth-feel, a thirst-quenching taste of... Read More →
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Pierre Ferrand Cognac

In the heart of the famous “Golden Triangle” in Grande Champagne lies the production of one of the world’s most venerated Cognacs, Pierre Ferrand Cognac. Not only is this Cognac considered the “Premier Cru de Cognac” but the house of Cognac Ferrand is lauded as a Grande Champagne specialist and is one of only a handful of Cognac houses that specializes in old Cognacs from Grande Champagne that are not blended with lesser area Cognacs... Read More →
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Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

Those who say beauty is in the eye of the beholder can appreciate the story of the Curaçao orange. Too bitter to eat, with a dimpled, wrinkled exterior that would never win a beauty contest, these homely pieces of citrus become absolute magic when used to create Curaçao liquor. This intense, flavorful elixir is and has been a bartender's best friend - classic cocktails demand classic liqueurs, and no liqueur is more classic than newly... Read More →
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Plantation Rum

Alexandre Gabriel is a man with a singular focus from which he has not wavered in the 20 years he has been the head of esteemed Maison Ferrand. His focus and philosophy are simple – to produce special, unique spirits, gems so distinctive and revolutionary that they set the bar for all others that come after them. Each rum in the Plantation Rum portfolio is made according to its country’s traditional technique and expresses the rum... Read More →




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