Thursday, July 21 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings

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Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" tables return with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites.

Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long. 

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

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Adam Ford

Founder, Atsby Vermouth
Adam Ford, a lawyer by profession, is the founder of Atsby New York Vermouth. Inspired by a vermouth he tasted in Italy, Ford sought to create an American vermouth using local, artisanal ingredients. In the process of researching the perfect combination of botanicals for his product... Read More →
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Ben Schaffer

Partner, The Best Bar in the World
Ben Schaffer is the co-founder of the Best Bar in the World, LLC, with international barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry. Ben acted as “the voice” of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, creating all its written material from before its launch right through its spirituous ascendancy... Read More →
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Brian Hart Hoffman

Chief Creative Officer, Hoffman Media
bhoffman@hoffmanmedia.com Instagram: @brianharthoffman
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Brooke Bell

Director of Editorial Operations, Hoffman Media
bbell@hoffmanmedia.com Instagram: brookembell Twitter: brookembell
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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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Fred Minnick

Author, Author
Author of Bourbon & Rum Books
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Jack McGarry

Co-Founder, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Jack McGarry is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog’s co-founder and operating partner, who also created its extensive historically-based drinks program. In July 2013, he was honored with the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year award. He is its youngest... Read More →
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Jared Brown

Master Distiller, Sipsmith Limited
Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown made his first spirits at age ten after reading that early American colonists froze cider and lifted out the ice to concentrate the alcohol. As an adult (after a degree in hospitality from NYU, five years in operations at the Essex House Hotel... Read More →
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Jeff Cioletti

Founder/Author/Editor, The Drinkable Globe
Jeff Cioletti’s tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. His combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other... Read More →
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Jeffrey Nichols

Author & Publisher, Snooty Bird
I am a cocktail book author and enthusiast with a great new book out for the cocktail novice that wants to achieve results comparable to the amazing experience they receive at a great bar in the comfort of their own home.
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Jonathan Pogash

President/Owner, The Cocktail Guru
I am a father of 2, a husband to 1, and a mixer of drinks Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru,” is an educator and cocktail consultant for restaurants and beverage brands. With offices in New England and NYC, Jonathan's signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North... Read More →
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Natalie Bovis

owner, The Liquid Muse, LLC
This is my 10th Tales of the Cocktail! I am excited to be back hosting / co-producing the winners video at the Spirited Awards. This year, I will also serve smoothies at the Perfect Puree booth on Thurs & Friday mornings rise & shine with a healthy energizer!! Thursday afternoon... Read More →
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Noah Rothbaum

Chief Cocktail Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Noah Rothbaum is The Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent. He is also the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels (Ten Speed Press), which was published in the spring of 2015, and the associate... Read More →
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Paul Clarke

Executive Editor, Imbibe
Paul Clarke is the executive editor of Imbibe magazine and the author of The Cocktail Chronicles (Spring House Press). A journalist who has specialized in spirits, cocktails and the culture of drink for nearly a decade, he has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →
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Philip Greene

Consultant/Brand Ambassador, Papa's Pilar Rum, Hemingway Rum Co.
Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon.  He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.  He has presented at conferences, festivals... Read More →
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Robert Simonson

Spirits/Cocktail Writer, New York Times
Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders for the New York Times, where he had been a contributor since 2000. He is the author of the acclaimed 2014 book "The Old-Fashioned: The World's First Classic Cocktail" (Ten Speed Press). He is also a major contributor... Read More →
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Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr. Lyan)

Bartender, Owner, Dandelyan and Cub
Cocktail bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana goes by Mr Lyan, which is arguably easier to say. He opened his first bar, White Lyan, in London in 2013 as the first cocktail bar in the world to use no perishables; no fruit and even no ice. It was an exploration in sustainability, with much... Read More →
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Sean Muldoon

Managing Partner, The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting
Sean Muldoon is Managing Partner of The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting (BBITW), the creative force behind New York’s The Dead Rabbit, GreenRiver in Chicago, the upcoming BlackTail at Pier A in New York and formerly Belfast’s The Merchant Hotel. He is an award-winning... Read More →
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Warren Bobrow

Barman/Brand Ambassador/Author, Cocktail Whisperer
Published author of five books on cocktails. First book, Apothecary Cocktails is in the top 1% of all spirits books on Amazon and was nominated for a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Whiskey Cocktails followed, then Bitters/Shrub Syrup Cocktails. My current release... Read More →

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Embitterment Bitters

Embitterment is a Washington, D.C.-based cocktail bitters company that produces high-quality, handcrafted aromatic products designed for both professional bartenders and at-home mixologists.We're bitter, which means our glasses are always half-empty, so we’re always thinking about... Read More →
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Octavia Books

Please join New Orleans independent bookstore Octavia Books at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 where we are back with the on-site book store in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone.
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Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a company dedicated to taste experiences. Developed in a one-hundred year old pink house, the alchemists founded this company through their love for food and flavor. Inspired by complimentary patterns in roots, barks, fruits, herbs, and botanicals, pH works... Read More →
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Portland Bitters Project

Handcrafted, small batch bitters from Portland, Ore. Innovative, layered flavors like Woodland and Aviation Lavender, made from organic botanicals, organic corn spirits and raw sugar. Custom bitters creation available as well! pdxbittersproject@gmail.com
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Suze Bitters

Since 1889, Suze has excelled in the art of combining gentian with various aromatic plants in order to create extremely aromatic bitters. Suze Bitters is a new range of concentrated aromatic bitters, developed by Suze with 3 of the most influential French bartenders: Fernando Castellon... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone