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Saturday, July 23 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Rising Anchors presented by Anchor Distilling

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Anchor Distilling Co. has long celebrated the efforts and inspiration of bartenders & we are now excited to take that one step further by recognizing those individuals as “Rising Anchors.” These Rising Anchors are not only passionate about the quality of the beverages they serve, but also about advancing cocktail culture. They are leaders & storytellers behind their bar & within the industry. Hop on board as we raise our Anchors up & set sail.

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Diego Loret de Mola

Born and raised in Lima Peru, Diego moved to USA in 1985. He is a successful professional with over 25 years of experience in international and domestic markets.  Although he spent his first 10 years in the financial industry, trading non-ferrous metals worldwide, he found his true... Read More →

John Troia

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
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Matteo Luxardo

Export Manager, Luxardo S.p.A.
Born in 1974, grew up in the country side till the age of 10 where I have discovered the beauty of being wild, a feeling that have never left me. Graduated from high school as a graphic designer have tried the world of university studying Japanese and Chinese, I have tried hardly... Read More →

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Anchor Distilling Company

Named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Importer of the Year by Whisky Magazine, Anchor Distilling Company aims to provide the bridge between discerning buyers and world's finest spirits. A privately owned distiller and importer, Anchor boasts an artisanal portfolio with over 400 specialty... Read More →
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BarSol is leading the pisco renaissance into the modern age with the revitalization of the historic Bodega San Isidro in the Ica Valley region of Peru, which has long been recognized for its pisco production. The historic Bodega San Isidro facility is located in the southern extremes... Read More →
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Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon

The modern Hirsch whiskey brand is an inspired reflection of the legendary A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old that many consider to be the finest expression of American bourbon ever produced. The Hirsch heritage lives on as a range of sourced selections that celebrate the heritage of... Read More →
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Karlsson's Vodka

Anchor Distilling Company
Karlsson's Gold Vodka is a blend of several different varietals of virgin new potatoes from Cape Bjäre, Sweden. It is handcrafted, single-distilled and unfiltered to preserve the flavor and character of this rare and expensive raw ingredient. The varieties of potatoes include solist... Read More →
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LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
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Nikka Whisky

Single malt, pure malt and grain whisky expressions from the distilleries founded by the father of Japanese Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru.
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The King's Ginger Liqueur

THE King's Ginger - a liqueur specifically formulated by Berry Bros. in 1903 for King Edward VII.Rich and zesty, the liqueur was created to stimulate and revivify His Majesty during morning rides in his new horseless carriage - a Daimler.It has been appreciated by bon viveurs, sporting... Read More →
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Westland Distillery

Founded in 2010, Westland Distillery mashes, distills, matures and bottles American Single Malt Whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest with the mission of bringing a new and distinctly American voice to the world of single malt whiskey.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms C & D at the Hotel Monteleone