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Friday, July 22 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
A Spirited Celebration of the Americas presented by Diageo USA and Bittered Sling

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Pan-American Potables takes guests on a tour from Western Canada to the Southern United States, mid-Mexico through to Central America, with a quick bounce to the Patagonian region of South America, all told through the story of cocktails. Lead by Bittered Sling Bitters co-owner & World Class Canada Bartender of the Year Lauren Mote, with award-winning bartenders & Diageo Reserve Brands. Music, culture, character - a celebration not to be missed!

Personalities
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Grant Sceney

Head Bartender, Fairmont Pacific Rim
Come talk to Grant al things booze related with a strong focus on quality, creativity and genuine hospitality. | | Grant Sceney oversees the cocktail program for the Fairmont Pacific Rim and can be found behind the bar at The Lobby Lounge. | | Born and raised in Melbourne Australia, Sceney began bartending at the age of 18 while studying at the Box Hill Institute of Tafe, where he received his Advanced Diploma in Hospitality... Read More →
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Jonathan Chovancek

Bittered Sling Bitters
For more than 20 years, Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s abundant enthusiasm, inspired creativity and commitment to technique and locality has led to a dynamic career in some of Canada’s most celebrated restaurants, luxury resorts and catering companies. He has consulted on culinary programs and menu development throughout Canada, America, Mexico, Italy and China as well as educational presenter and speaker at Culinary congress’ in Las Vegas. In... Read More →
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Katie Ingram

Head Bartender, L'Abattoir
Originally from Toronto, I moved out west after finishing my degree in Theatre Studies. I began to work in the industry at a bar that was attached to another cocktail bar and quickly began to fall in love with cocktails, spirits and wine. It's almost been two years since I started to create cocktails and I don't think I could see myself doing anything different. #BitterBabe
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Lauren Mote

Co-Proprietor, Bittered Sling Bitters
Mixologist. Sommelier. Architect of potions, tonics and elixirs. Accomplished emcee, writer and cocktail judge. International spirits diplomat. Award-winning bar personality Lauren Mote wears many hats, but she’s perhaps best known as the co-proprietor of Bittered Sling— a wildly successful line of high-quality, small-batch cocktail and culinary bitters— and most recently the bar manager of the downtown Vancouver hotspot UVA Wine... Read More →
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Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bar Manager, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar
Armed with an exhaustive knowledge of cocktail lore, a penchant for holding court behind the pine and a reputation for shaking up unique, elegant-yet-funky twists on traditional drinks, Sabrine Dhaliwal has quickly established herself as a top-shelf talent recognized not just in her adopted hometown of Vancouver but the world over. | | Her passions for spirits and wine is an ever growing endeavor, as a Certified Spirit Specialist (CSS) and... Read More →
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Urban Bar

Urban Bar has been designing market leading bar and glassware for the hospitality and drinks industry for over 30 years. | | Our aim is to produce shapes that enhance the pleasure and enjoyment of the drinking experience. | | We offer machine and handmade glasses and a comprehensive range of our own barware and plastics. All of our items have been designed with purpose, practicality and longevity in mind. We believe that the effort put into... Read More →
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Walter Caesar

Since its introduction in 1969, the Caesar has truly been Canada’s cocktail. Yet, the vast majority of Caesars are made with a watery mix containing added MSG, colouring, and high-fructose corn syrup. | | For us, that’s a problem. So we made Walter. Proudly crafted in small batches here in Canada, our premium Caesar mix is made using vine-ripened tomatoes, grated horseradish, Worcestershire and hot sauce, select spices, and real clam... Read More →

Sponsors
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Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Vodka, Diageo Reserve Brand
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Tanqueray No. 10 Gin

Named after the still number of its origin, Tanqueray No. TEN gin is an homage to the passion and attention to detail that Charles Tanqueray stood for. Crafted with the perfect martini in mind, the fresh citrus fruits of No. Ten perfectly complement and capture the exquisite essence of the ultimate martini.
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World Class

This is World Class. Glamour, sophistication and fantastic cocktail creation, with unforgettable drinks and memories. | The world’s greatest mixologists compete throughout the year in the industry’s most respected bartender competition, judged by bartending luminaries – and you can be one of them.Compete in front of a global audience, represent your country, and deliver on both creativity and exceptional technique. Enter World Class and... Read More →




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