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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00pm - Thursday, July 21 • 1:00am
Party on Your Palate

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It's a Party on your Palate!

The Ambassadors of William Grant & Sons invite you to dance the night away in splendid style. There will be more than a mouthful of delicious cocktails and nibbles with special guests behind the bar, on the mic and right where you least expect them.

Dresscode: snappy.

Speakers
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Scott Baird

Founding Partner, The Bon Vivants
Scott Baird, a Bay Area native, is a founding partner of The Bon Vivants, a nationally recognized hospitality, design, and creative group. In 2009, Baird was approached by fellow bartender and co-worker at 15 Romolo, Josh Harris. The duo decided to take on a bar-consulting gig together and The Bon Vivants were born, defining thoughtful sophistication and a true sense of authenticity in their projects by combining creative cocktail programs, solid... Read More →
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Lorne Cousin

Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
From his highland roots in Scotland’s legendary Campbeltown – an area steeped in whisky tradition – Balvenie Brand Ambassador and renaissance man Lorne Cousin brings a wealth of craftsmanship and skill, and a lifetime’s worth of unexpected experiences, to his role with the most hand crafted Single Malt Scotch. In a career that has seen him representing Scotland’s most beloved cultural products – music and whisky – he has... Read More →
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Tim Herlihy

US Ambassador, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
As far as whiskey experts go, they don’t come more Irish True than Tullamore D.E.W. US Ambassador Tim Herlihy. Born and raised in Ireland, Tim began his whiskey career with the Cooley Distillery and has travelled to numerous distilleries across Ireland, Scotland, the US and beyond, studying firsthand the history of whiskey and the entire production process from malting to maturation | | In his role as Tullamore D.E.W Ambassador, Tim... Read More →
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Struan Grant Ralph

Glenfiddich Ambassador, William Grant and Sons
Struan Grant Ralph the Glenfiddich Ambassador for the USA hails from Speyside, the spiritual home of Scottish Single Malt and from his first jobs working in distilleries to his current role with Glenfiddich, he has a lifelong passion and knowledge of whisky from grain to glass. This passion has been brought to life in his tastings, training and events around the world which have brought entertainment, humour and story-telling to audiences from... Read More →
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Jonathan Wingo

The Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant and Sons
Whisky-huggin, Scotch-talkin Texan. Looking after the Balvenie throughout the heart of the USA.

Personalities
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Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A keen student of the craft of the cocktail, Charlotte’s mixology style is ever evolving and exciting to follow. Charlotte currently looks after the coveted spirits... Read More →
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David Allardice

Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
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David Laird

The Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant And Sons
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David Piper

Global Ambassador, Hendrick's Gin
I'm an adventurer in the world of reality and the world of imagination, and the world of great bars, where they all come together. The fuel for my trips everywhere tends to be a Hendrick's Dry Martini. The realms of magic and poetry and humour and nonsense and love are all available at the end of a bar spoon. TASTE is perhaps the most noble and human of all our senses - let's dive in...
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Dean Callan

Global Brand Ambassador, Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
Dean Callan started his career as a bartender on the Gold Coast of Australia, having been told in an interview that “Your bar certificates aren’t any good here, we only hire bartenders with experience” his reply was “I’ll work for free until I’m better than your worst bartender” needless to say he got the job, and hasn’t looked back since. | Over a decade on and Dean is still as passionate as ever... Read More →
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Freddy May

Global Ambassador, Drambuie
Freddy May is Drambuie’s Global Ambassador and is responsible for developing the drinks strategy, driving trade engagement, and acting as the all-round face of the brand for consumer media. Freddy is the perfect hybrid of cocktail bartender and (self-proclaimed) ‘whisky geek’ – a rare blend in the drinks industry. And he’s more than a little excited at the prospect of introducing Drambuie to a... Read More →
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Han Shan

Hudson Whiskey Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
Before turning his love of Hudson Whiskey into a vocation, this autodidactic polymath traveled the world as an environmental and human rights campaigner, film and video producer, painter, photographer, storyteller, and bon vivant. With an abiding love for the history and enjoyment of fine spirits, Han has long been renowned amongst rabble-rousers for convening creative conspiracies over craft cocktails. | | A self-proclaimed whiskey nerd... Read More →
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Jaime Salas

US Ambassador, Milagro Tequila
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Having grown up dividing his time between the creative freedom of San Francisco and Mexico’s tequila producing region of Jalisco, Jaime developed a unique perspective on the country’s most famous export, which has informed every aspect of his career since... Read More →
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Mark Stoddard

Hendrick's Gin Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
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Mitch Bechard

Glenfiddich USA Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
Hailing originally from Edinburgh, Scotland I fell in love with the Scotch Whisky industry at a young, albeit legal, age and have been pursuing that passion ever since. In 1990, I started to take his first steps into the world of food and drink, cutting my teeth in hotel management, as well as running restaurants and cocktail bars in places as far-flung as Portugal, England, Scotland and Australia, as I traveled the globe chasing my passion... Read More →
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Sebastien Derbomez

Hendrick's Gin Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
A pair of free cocktails, a bag of jokes and some tales about the power of nonsense. | Can I jump with you in the runaway train of the unusual?
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Trevor Schneider

Reyka Vodka US, William Grant & Sons
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Vance Henderson

Drambuie Ambassador, USA, William Grant & Sons
Vance Henderson is the U.S. Ambassador for Drambuie where he follows his passion for innovative and out-of-the-box cocktails and engages with bartenders, consumers and spirits enthusiasts alike, educating them on Drambuie’s heritage and unique versatility in cocktail culture. | | Since 2014 Vance served as a Brand Associate working with brands including Drambuie, Flor de Caña Rum, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila and Monkey Shoulder... Read More →

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Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:00pm - Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00am
Orpheum Theater 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

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