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Tuesday, July 19
 

8:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social Running Tour with Novo Fogo
Stride through history on a 45 minute guided running tour of New Orleans with stops at historic points of interest.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



9:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social SWEAT with Novo Fogo
Interval training that mixes boxing, cardio conditioning, strength training, and more!

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



10:00am

Meet the Makers: Moscow Copper Co.
Join the Moscow Copper Co. as the Original Copper Mug is feautred and available for photos. You won't want to miss this authentic bar ware. Your Moscow Mule and taste buds will thank you for it!

Stay connected with Mosow Copper Co. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


10:00am

Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings
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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Personalities
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Elizabeth M. Williams

President, Museum of the American Cocktail
The culture and history of cocktails and drinking in New Orleans.
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Heather Greene

Heather Greene is one of America’s leading whiskey experts, media’s newest “go-to” woman on the topic of brown spirits, and New York Times shortlisted author of Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life on Viking Studio, an imprint of Random House Penguin... Read More →
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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... Read More →
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Shawn Soole

Principal/Owner, S2 Hospitality Concepts
Victorian Bon Vivant at large, Shawn has been behind two of Canada's most nominated and awarded restaurant & bars. Multiple Tales of the Cocktail nominated Clive's Classic Lounge, as founder of Little Jumbo & Author of Cocktail Culture. Shawn's goals are to help continuing to put... Read More →

Sponsors
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Berg & Hauck's

From the picturesque Bavarian alpine region in Germany comes an authentic line of fine food & cocktail flavoring, manufactured with traditional methods and skilled craftsmanship. The pristine environment of Germany’s southernmost area has a rich history in herbal extracts. Naturally... 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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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


12:00pm

Gender Intelligence: Breaking Through Barriers in the Bartending Industry
On Tuesday, July 19, Tales of the Cocktail® in collaboration with The 86 Company will welcome the Gender Intelligence Group to discuss Gender Intelligence®. Senior associates Stephane Cotichini and Suzanne Sherkin will lead an informative and active discussion on how to communicate with and more effectively understand the opposite gender.  

The talk will focus on four key areas: The Science of Gender Intelligence®, understanding the chemical differences in people’s brains that result in productive cross-gender relationships; Gender Intelligence Communication, informed data around the real differences between how men and women communicate and how comprehending these differences will lead to more effective communicating and listening; Behaviors that Hinder Inclusiveness, understanding the quirks that men and women have to aid in avoiding those inadvertent mishaps that get in the way in the workplace; and Breaking Through the Gender Barriers, moving past the barriers that have been created over generations and tips on how to avoid creating barriers altogether.  

We hope to see you on July 19 at 12 p.m. in the Queen Anne Ballroom at Hotel Monteleone to join in this discussion.

Moderators
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Stephane Cotichini

Stephane Cotichini is a Senior Associate of Gender Intelligence Group, with experience in startups, technology and the video game industry. For the past 15 years, Stephane has worked with Fortune 500 companies to bring Gender Intelligence to the workplace. Stephane also is a primary... Read More →
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Suzanne Sherkin

Suzanne is a Senior Associate with Gender Intelligence Group. With over 25 years’ experience in the field of Communications, she’s excited to bring to GIG’s clients her dedication to creating workplaces that are safe, inclusive and creative.Her goal in working with teams and... Read More →

Sponsors


12:00pm

Meet the Makers: NOLA BOARDS
Join Mandy Simpson & Daren Sumrow, owners of NOLA BOARDS, as they will be demonstrating how to care & maintain wooden cutting boards by using lemons as well as food safe oil & local beeswax.
NOLA BOARDS is a homegrown, handcrafted cutting board business based out of the Freret Neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans. Wanting to combine their talents, Mandy Simpson & her husband Daren Sumrow of New Orleans Woodworking teamed up in 2014 to create these one of a kind pieces of functional art.
Mandy, a native of New Orleans & owner of NOLA BOARDS designs & names each cutting board. Inspired by the staples of the southern food she was raised with and the landmarks she has been surrounded by, the boards have been given names like ‘ROUX,’ ‘the TRINITY,’ and ‘the MARIGNY TRIANGLE.’ Daren & his crew help to fabricate the boards in his woodshop. What started as a way of using up scrap wood from Daren’s shop after the custom furniture, cabinetry, and restaurant build-outs he has done, NOLA BOARDS has now grown into a full-scale operation.
A variety of domestic & exotic hardwoods are used to make these chopping blocks & cheese boards including Louisiana Sinker Cypress in the 'ATCHAFALAYA.' No scrap is left behind and new products for the bar, kitchen, and dining room are continually added to the mix depending on the size of wood left over. 

Connect with NOLA BOARDS on Facebook and Instagram: @nolacuttingboards


2:00pm

Meet the Makers: The Beer Syrup Company
Join Russ Meredith with The Beer Syrup Company, where he will be offering samples of their Beer Syrups and hosting a Gift Basket Giveaway. Flavors to try include Pecan Nut Brown, Chocolate Porter, Bourbon Barrel Stout, and their newest gluten-free, cider-based beer syrup which will be launched at Tales of the Cocktail 2016! 

Russ Meredith is a Bar Manager from Louisville, Kentucky, who served in the Marine Corps and returned home to study Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville. After working in sales for a few years after college, he quit his corporate job and began working at local breweries as a bartender in order to travel and pursue his own ventures. During this time, he discovered a true passion for the industry and furthering his education of beer, spirits, and wine.

While developing simple syrups for his own bar, he discovered other bartenders had experimented with simple syrups using craft beer. Being a fan of craft beer and cocktails, he was intrigued and started developing a non-alcoholic Beer Syrup that could be used in both food and beverage and consumed by anyone, regardless of their age. Once the recipes were developed and approved, The Beer Syrup Company was launched in 2015.  

Connect with The Beer Syrup Company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


4:00pm

Meet the Makers: The FoodWhore Co.
Come visit Javier Trevin of The FoodWhore to see their beautifully crafted urban service industry apparel including various aprons, leather bags, and leather barkeys.

Javier Trevino started making aprons in my garage in SoCal, moved the business to Texas where he slowly expanded into designing and making leather choice goods which lead him to making beautiful leather crossback aprons.

Connect with The FoodWhore on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



 
Wednesday, July 20
 

8:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social Running Tour with Novo Fogo
Stride through history on a 45 minute guided running tour of New Orleans with stops at historic points of interest.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



9:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social TONE with Novo Fogo
An invigorating and challenging mix of yoga, pilates, and core exercises.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



10:00am

Meet the Makers: Milk Studio
Join Mindy Kleinke-Jennings with Milk Studio as she showcases hand-poured soy candles, unique coasters and New Orleans trivets.


10:00am

Meet the Makers: Milk Studio
Meet Mindy Kleinke-Jennings, co-owner and head crafter for Milk Studio, as she explains her inspiration for her creative cocktail-inspired hand poured soy candles and custom coasters. Milk Studio has been operating in the historic French Quarter for 11 years. The studio/retail location is 1309 Decatur Street, NOLA 70116.

10:00am

Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings
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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Personalities
avatar for Adam Ford

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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Alex Day

Partner, Proprietors LLC
Geeky bartender when possible, professional bartender wrangler in practice. Co-owner of Proprietors LLC, Death & Co, Nitecap, 151, Honeycut, The Normandie Club, and The Walker Inn. Co-author of "Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails."
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Amy Zavatto

Spirits/Wine/Cocktails writer.
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David Kaplan

Proprietor, ProprietorsLLC
David Kaplan is the founder and co-owner of Death & Company, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the founder and co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full service hospitality company, with Alex Day and Devon Tarby. David has worked in the hospitality business since the age... Read More →
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Francois Monti

Author & Journalist
François Monti is a Belgian cocktails and spirits writer who has been living in Madrid since 2009. He was one of the writers for French magazine Ginger (Spirited Awards finalist for Best Publication in 2014). His personal blog, Bottoms Up, available in both French and Spanish, is... Read More →
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Heather Greene

Heather Greene is one of America’s leading whiskey experts, media’s newest “go-to” woman on the topic of brown spirits, and New York Times shortlisted author of Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life on Viking Studio, an imprint of Random House Penguin... 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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Mark Bylok

Author & Publisher, The Whisky Cabinet
Mark Byok authored The Whisky Cabinet, co-hosts The Whisky Topic Podcast, and is the publisher of whsky.buzz website. He's been writing about whisky for over 8 years, focused on whisky culture & trends, whisky reviews, and cocktail culture. Mark's book was an overnight Amazon best-seller... Read More →
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Marvin Allen

Best Cocktail Judge
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Mirella Amato

Global Director - Beer Knowledge and Appreciation, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Beer specialist, Mirella Amato, has dedicated herself to promoting local the art of beer appreciation since 2007. She is one of eleven people in the world to have earned the title of Master Cicerone®. Mirella is a National Level BJCP judge and has sat on the jury for the Canadian... 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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Reid Mitenbuler

Reid Mitenbuler is the author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey (Viking, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and Whisky Advocate, among other publications.
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Wayne Curtis

writer, Freelance
Wayne Curtis is the author of “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails” (2006), a look at the long and ignoble history of America’s most reviled spirit. He’s also a contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine, where he wrote the “Drinks” column... Read More →

Sponsors
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18.21 Bitters

18.21 Bitters is a bitters and cocktail mixer company based in Atlanta, GA. We craft small batch bitters, tinctures, syrups, tonic, ginger beer, shrubs, and craft cocktail mixers using the freshest local ingredients. Craft a better cocktail.
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Berg & Hauck's

From the picturesque Bavarian alpine region in Germany comes an authentic line of fine food & cocktail flavoring, manufactured with traditional methods and skilled craftsmanship. The pristine environment of Germany’s southernmost area has a rich history in herbal extracts. Naturally... Read More →
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Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
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Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters

Handcrafted by Dale DeGroff and renowned absinthe distiller T. A. Breaux, Dale's bItters combines the delightfully complex pimento allspice berry with a hint of anise and other herbs, providing a distinct new flavor that enhances many cocktails.Crafted entirely from whole botanicals... 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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Wild Hibiscus Flower Company

Makers of unique and delicious products using hibiscus and other edible flowers. Products include the original Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for the ultimate edible flower garnish and ruby-red natural hibiscus infused syrup. Used for many types of beverages and in sparkling wine... Read More →
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Wilks & Wilson

Wilks & Wilson is a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana that produces fine elixirs, mixes and bitters made from old world recipes utilizing natural and mostly organic ingredients. Our products are designed to allow anyone to create a superior craft cocktail with the spirit... Read More →


11:00am

The Barman's Suite presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet
Located on the top floor of the Hotel Monteleone, The Barman’s Suite is a curated studio apartment featuring handmade products relevant to bartenders and cocktail fanatics alike. We’ve worked with makers and designers across the country, to outfit this suite in a way that goes well beyond barware. You’ll find mahogany cutting blocks, champagne-themed doormats, a cocktail-inspired pillowcase and shower curtain, gin & tonic lip balm, bar-centric apparel, accessories and more. With dozens of crafted items tested and approved by Tales of the Cocktail, you’ll want to make yourself feel right at home. Come drop by anytime from11am to 2pm every day during Tales.

RFID wristband required for entry.  The Barman's Suite is presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet.


12:00pm

Meet the Makers: Time & Oak
Join Joshua Thorne, co-founder of Time & Oak, as he discusses his inspiration behind their Signature and Dark Whiskey elements. Thorne will demonstrate the spirits aging process and share insights on best uses and spirits for this product. 

The Signature Whiskey Elements smoothes your whiskey while adding essential barrel-aged flavor within 24 hours. The Signature Dark Whiskey Elements draw out notes of mellow smoke and charred oak from your whiskey.

Connect with Time & Oak on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter at the handle: @WhiskeyElements


2:00pm

Bulldog GINvasion
Join the big GINvasion arrival at TOTC  on Wednesday July 20th at 2pmoutside the Hotel Monteleone. 

“Mid July is marked in the calendar of top drinks industry professionals globally as it indicates the annual pilgrimage of beverage aficionados to the historic French Quarter of New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail.  The event has grown to become a mecca and a bucket list item for any serious cocktail bartender in the USA and the anticipation leading up to the event has become almost as exciting as the week itself. 

This year BULLDOG gin has decided to make something tangible of that pre-festival excitement with the #Ginvasion 2016.  They believe that bartenders are the modern day rock-stars so have decked out an actual rock-star tour bus and will be shuttling a hand selected group of 10 top bartenders from all of the country to ‘go on tour’ to TOTC in 2016.  The tour will take 6 days departing from New York and stop in 5 cities along the way.  In each city members of the #GINvasion crew will roll out the black carpet and rock out behind different bars in the individual cities to spread the BULLDOG Spirit and who knows pick-up some TOTC pilgrims on the way?

Tour Guide;
- New York
- Philadelphia
- Washington DC
- Asheville
- Atlanta
- New Orleans

For specific details on the location of tour stops and lineup of the crew you will need to follow @bulldog_gin and the handle #GINvasion.  Of course if you are at Tales this year you can join the big GINvasion arrival at TOTC  on Wednesday July 20th at 2pm outside the Hotel Monteleone.

Sponsors

2:00pm

Tales of the Cocktail® 2016 Official Cocktail Competition: The Year of the Mule
Tales of the Cocktail 2016 will be the year of the mule. The Moscow Mule to be exact. This classically refreshing cocktail has been kicking bar patrons right in the taste buds since the 1940s. This year we’re challenging bartenders from around the world to reimagine what this drink can be for the chance of having their creation named the Official Cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail 2016. The winning bartender will receive a cash prize, custom trophy created by Royer Corporation and be honored throughout Tales of the Cocktail 2016 for teaching this old mule some new tricks.

Join us in front of the Hotel Monteleone as Ann and Paul Tuennerman cause a stir with a series of special announcements including the next destination for Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour. Make sure you stick around to get your complimentary token to try the winning Mule from the Official Cocktail competition. It’s the perfect way to start off a spirited week in New Orleans. 

Sponsors
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18.21 Bitters

18.21 Bitters is a bitters and cocktail mixer company based in Atlanta, GA. We craft small batch bitters, tinctures, syrups, tonic, ginger beer, shrubs, and craft cocktail mixers using the freshest local ingredients. Craft a better cocktail.
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Absolut Vodka

From Sweden with LoveEver heard of a place called Åhus? Maybe not, but whether you’re sipping in São Paulo, or out in Hong Kong, you’ll probably want to raise your glass to the inhabitants of this small town in Sweden.That’s because every single drop of the Absolut Vodka you... Read More →
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Ancho Reyes

Ancho ReyesEl auténtico y original licor de chile ancho.Ancho Reyes® es un licor hecho a partir del extraordinario chile ancho, inspirado en una receta de los años 20´s, originaria de la ciudad de Puebla de Zaragoza. Ancho Reyes® es un repaso de sabor en las tradiciones, costumbres... Read More →
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Aviation American Gin

Aviation American Gin is an invitation to explore America’s world-renowned cocktail culture. Inspired by the golden era of the American cocktail, pot distilled in small batches from gluten free American grain and natural botanicals from around the globe, Aviation shines in both... Read More →
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Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur

Named for the New York street on which it was born, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur was conceived around a table where a passionate group of family and friends would gather for serious food and drinks. Handmade in Brooklyn in small batches. 200lbs+ of fresh Ginger per batch, 1/4lb... Read More →
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Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
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Deep Eddy Vodka

Born in Austin, Deep Eddy Vodka is handcrafted in small batches at our Texas distillery using only premium ingredients. DAY DRINK RESPONSIBLY.
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Givaudan

Our name is an invitation to engage your senses. We develop tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. Givaudan captures the essence of the moment, bringing you memorable flavours and fragrances, to be enjoyed throughout the day. We are proud to be the industry leader... Read More →
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Hella Company

Hella Company (fka Hella Bitters) is a beverage industry innovation group based in NYC. We currently produce and distribute a line of bitters, mixers and DIY cocktail experiential kits.
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Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is a family run company based in Charleston, SC and Lexington, KY.Our goal is to take long forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them, in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have.Our products are crafted in the United States... Read More →
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Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Jura is one of one – the sole distillery on a remote Scottish island producing a single malt unlike any other. With just one road, one pub, one lodge and 187 people, the distillery is the lifeblood of the island, and vice versa. Since 1810, the people of Jura have dedicated their... 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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Owl's Brew

Owl's Brew is an innovative craft cocktail mixer made from tea and botanicals. Each of our five teas are uniquely blended to pair with a wide range of liquor, beer and wine - creating cocktails with a fresh and light flavor profile. Our teas are double brewed which allows them to... Read More →
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Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

Since 1988, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley has indulged the culinary passions of chefs, mixologists and food enthusiasts with products that provide ultimate fresh fruit flavor without the peeling, dicing and simmering required for making purées from scratch.The company offers... Read More →
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Pusser's Rum

Pusser’s Rum Ltd. bottles, blends and distributes the original Royal Navy rum—one of the most historic and traditional rums still available today. Pusser’s Rum Admiralty range is a blend issued from 5 different stills located in Guyana and Trinidad. Each marque is hand-selected... Read More →
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Q Drinks

We make spectacular cocktail sodas - Q Tonic, Q Ginger Beer, Q Ginger Ale, Q Club Soda, Q Kola, and Q Sparkling Grapefruit. Each is crafted with fantastic ingredients, tons of carbonation, and the belief that cocktail sodas should be as great as the great spirits you're mixing them... Read More →
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RAFT Botanical Syrups

Botanical Cocktail and Soda Syrup
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Rhum Barbancourt

Over 150 years ago, Dupre Barbancourt created the perfect recipe for pure Haitian sugar cane rhum. By using a double distillation process and Limousin oak barrel aging normally used for the most exquisite cognac, the Rhum Barbancourt tradition has stood the test of time. Barbancourt's... Read More →
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Royer Corporation

Royer Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of customized swizzle sticks, beverage stirrers & cocktail picks. You'll find Royer-made products in drinks served at bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos & countless other businesses around the globe.
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Sun Dog 130

Award winning 130 proof corn whiskey made from corn and barley. Big--but smooth.
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The Bitter Housewife

Small-batch, handcrafted cocktail bitters made in Portland, OR.
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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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Top Note Tonics

All natural, mid-calorie artisan tonic concentrates. Made in the European tradition of herbal aperitivo, these concentrates show the versatility of tonic as an herbal mixer for more than just the G&T. Portfolio includes; Ginger Beer, Indian Tonic, Gentian Lime tonic, Bitter Orange... Read More →
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Wild Hibiscus Flower Company

Makers of unique and delicious products using hibiscus and other edible flowers. Products include the original Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for the ultimate edible flower garnish and ruby-red natural hibiscus infused syrup. Used for many types of beverages and in sparkling wine... Read More →
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Wyborowa Wódka

Wyborowa – Wybo for short – genuine Polish vodka, created in 1927 with over 500 years of Polish vodka craftsmanship.With quality highlighted by more than 20 international awards from around the world including Vienna, Rome, Brussels and San Francisco, the Pure Rye Grain combined... Read More →


2:00pm

Toast to Tales: Tales is headed in new directions. Find out where.
Join us in front of the Hotel Monteleone as we cause a stir with a series of special introductions and announcements including the next destination for Tales of the Cocktail on Tour. 
And make sure you stick around to get your complimentary token to try the winning Moscow Mule from the Official Cocktail Competition. It’s the perfect way to start off a spirited week in New Orleans. 

Speakers
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Ann Tuennerman

Founder, Tales of the Cocktail
Ann Tuennerman is the Founder & Executive Director of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, which draws cocktail professionals from around the country to New Orleans each year. Ann and her husband Paul founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation... Read More →
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →


2:00pm

Meet the Makers: Shrub District
Join Don Morton, owner of Shrub District as he demonstrates his new cocktail vinegars and provides samples of the different flavors. Come try out these exclusive products and stay for a chance to win a few prizes!

Don left a policy career to bring a little more happiness into the world. A wine nerd, cocktail geek, fermentation enthusiast, and eager host, Don founded Shrub District in late 2015. Before Shrub District, he spent his free time advocating for policies to create new U.S. manufacturing jobs, telling complex foreign policy stories, writing speeches, promoting global food security, and staffing a Congressman. And making cocktails.

Connect with Shrub District on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram with the handle: @shrubdistrict


4:00pm

Meet the Makers: Gastronomista
Join Emily Arden Wells, editor and founder of Gastronomista, as she showcases her unique Cocktail Necklaces... you don't want to miss these exclusive TOTC 2016 jewelry pieces! Gastronomista is a website dedicated to the Culture of Drink.

Follow Gastronomista on Twitter and Instagram using the handle: @xxgastronomista 


 
Thursday, July 21
 

8:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social Running Tour with Novo Fogo
Stride through history on a 45 minute guided running tour of New Orleans with stops at historic points of interest.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



9:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social SWEAT with Novo Fogo
Interval training that mixes boxing, cardio conditioning, strength training, and more!

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.


10:00am

Meet the Makers: Southern Rhoades
Join Jessica with Southern Rhoades as she hosts giveaways, demonstrates products. Stop by to test these natural products and see their nourishing benefits for yourself! Products for testing include Prohibition Spray Insect Repellent, Fit As a Fiddle Hand Sanitizer, Salvation Skin Salve, Mary Jane's Herbal Elixir, Wild Bill's Hand Salve, Brain Pain Relief, and Sandman Slumber Drops.

Jessica Rhoades Growing up in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas, Jessica was often wandering in the footsteps of her father, a wildlife bioligist. Thanks to the nourishing character of her large family and the natural world surrounding her earliest memories, she developed a profound respect for nature and ecological conservation.

Jessica moved to New Orleans in the Fall of 2002 to attend Loyola University and in 2006 began working at the Garden Trellis in the Riverbend. Over the next few years, she firmly established a passion for working with the Southern garden.

Today, Jessica continues her journey toward understanding the environment and the way in which it pertains to our overall health and happiness. She sustains an organic herbal, citrus, fruit, and vegetable garden at a home she shares with her husband and dog in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Many of the Southern Rhoades ingredients are cultivated within the confines of this magical year-round growing space.

Follow Southern Rhoades on Instagram: @Southern_Rhoades and
Twitter: @SouthernRhoades 


10:00am

Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings
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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Personalities
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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!, Mr Lyan
Ryan (A.K.A Mr Lyan) has been involved in several of the UK’s best bars for over a decade. He helped take the last four of these including Bramble, 69 Colebrooke Row and The Whistling Shop onto national titles and all featured in the Top 40 World’s Best Bars for Drinks International... 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 →

Sponsors
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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 →


11:00am

The Barman's Suite presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet
Located on the top floor of the Hotel Monteleone, The Barman’s Suite is a curated studio apartment featuring handmade products relevant to bartenders and cocktail fanatics alike. We’ve worked with makers and designers across the country, to outfit this suite in a way that goes well beyond barware. You’ll find mahogany cutting blocks, champagne-themed doormats, a cocktail-inspired pillowcase and shower curtain, gin & tonic lip balm, bar-centric apparel, accessories and more. With dozens of crafted items tested and approved by Tales of the Cocktail, you’ll want to make yourself feel right at home. Come drop by anytime from11am to 2pm every day during Tales.

RFID wristband required for entry.  The Barman's Suite is presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet.


12:00pm

Meet the Makers: Cocktail & Sons
Join Max Messier with Cocktail & Sons as he showcases his syrups and cocktails, which include Fassionola, a Hurricane Tiki syrup and King Cake, a Mardi Gras syrup. These flavors are sure to get you in the NOLA spirit. In addition to these classic New Orleans flavors, Messier will be featuring the Switchel syrup (only 10 bottles!) and the Haymaker's Punch. Don't forget to stay awhile and meet Sugar Farmer Bob Romero from Three Brothers Farm during this Meet the Makers Session.

Max Messier is co-founder and productions director for Cocktail & Sons. Max is an award-winning bartender and spirits consultant based currently in New Orleans, LA.

Connect with Cocktail & Sons on Facebook and follow them on Instagram using handle: @cocktailandsons 


2:00pm

Meet the Makers: El Guapo Bitters + The Cocktail Computer
Join Scott Mattox with El Guapo Bitters to not only sample his products, but also win prizes by correctly answering bitters-related trivia questions. Samples include the flavors Whiskey Barrel Aged Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters, Rose Cordial, and a Louisiana Bitters Pack.

We'll also feature The Cocktail Computer by Lily Szajnberg. The Cocktail Computer suggests curated cocktail recipes based on the ingredients you have at home. The Cocktail Computer's curated list of 24 ingredients was selected by top bartenders. It provides a comprehensive list of easy to make, sophisticated cocktails that will impress even the most discerning palettes at your party.


Scot Mattox - US Marine, Founder and CEO of El Guapo Bitters, & Bartender. He created a line of bitters for use at a local bar he was managing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. His first job behind a bar was in 1994 at an E Club on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, a night job while he was a young active duty Marine. Since that time he has moved through different facets of the industry from dive bars to craft bars, finally to creating a brand. El Guapo uses locally grown ingredients in the products. El Guapo's goal is to give you a quality product, like you would make, in a cost effective manner to eliminate the need for you and your staff to make complex ingredients and give you more time to spend engaging your customers and building your business. This is a brand that is by bar professionals for bar professionals! While Serving in the USMC he picked up the nickname El Guapo, which means handsome, and is always quick to remind others there are worse nicknames to have! El Guapo Bitters donates 10% of profits to support the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Connect with El Guapo Bitters on Facebook and follow them on Instagram using
handle: @el_guapo_scot and Twitter: @elguapobitters


4:00pm

Meet the Makers: Bull in China
Join Lucas Plant and Daniel Osborne with Bull in China as they will be hosting giveaways, demonstrating products and offering special orders for bartenders. Designed by Bull in China and hand blown in Portland, Oregon, the Bull in China signature mixing glass is a workhorse for the industry. The Bull in China Lewis Bag will also be featured along with the demonstration of the handcrafted Bull in China Ice Mallet.

Connect with Bull in China on Facebook and follow them at the handle @bullinchinapdx on Instagram and Twitter. 


 
Friday, July 22
 

8:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social Running Tour with Novo Fogo
Stride through history on a 45 minute guided running tour of New Orleans with stops at historic points of interest.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



9:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social TONE with Novo Fogo
An invigorating and challenging mix of yoga, pilates, and core exercises.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



10:00am

Meet the Makers: Smoke Perfume
Join Kathleen Currie with Smoke Perfume and smell and sample various body oils, perfumes, and body scrubs.

Smoke Perfume & Co. was launched with a single fragrance by founder Kathleen Currie in 2013. Drawing on her background as a massage therapist and aromatherapist, Currie set out to craft a scent that was as evocative as it was therapeutic. The signature scent of vetiver, citrus, and jasmine that launched the company has continued to grow organically and has spawned a cult following in the natural fragrance movement. While Smoke Perfume & Co. has expanded far beyond Currie's French Quarter kitchen, the company remains committed to producing high-quality products using ethically sourced, all-natural ingredients and sustainable, but thoughtfully designed packaging. Inspired by the company's home base of New Orleans, as well as travel, wellness, nature and the environment, Smoke Perfume & Co. offers an elegant and unique approach to unisex perfumes and holistic beauty products.
 
Follow Smoke Perfume at handle @smokeperfume on Instagram and Twitter. 


10:00am

Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings
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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Personalities
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André Darlington

Author of The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drink
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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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Colin Spoelman

Author and Master Distiller, Kings County Distillery
Co-Founder of Kings County Distillery, NYC's oldest and largest craft distillery and author of DEAD DISTILLERS and the GUIDE TO URBAN MOONSHINING.
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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... Read More →
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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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Jacob Grier

Founder, Aquavit Week
Jacob Grier is the author of Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer and the founder of Aquavit Week. He tends bar in Portland, Oregon, currently at the Multnomah Whiskey Library and at the forthcoming Wayfinder Beer. His writing has appeared at The Atlantic, Reason... 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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Jules Aron

Founder, The Healthy Bartender
Bar Keep. Food Smith. Author of Zen and Tonic, Savory & Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.
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Julie Reiner

Co-Owner, Clover Club, Leyenda, and Mixtress Consulting
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years. Most notably with the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). In 2009, Clover Club won the award for “Best New Cocktail Lounge in the World” at Tales of the Cocktail... Read More →
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Marvin Allen

Best Cocktail Judge
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Mirella Amato

Global Director - Beer Knowledge and Appreciation, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Beer specialist, Mirella Amato, has dedicated herself to promoting local the art of beer appreciation since 2007. She is one of eleven people in the world to have earned the title of Master Cicerone®. Mirella is a National Level BJCP judge and has sat on the jury for the Canadian... 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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Tristan Stephenson

Author, The Curious Bartender, Fluid Movement
Tristan has been involved in the hospitality industry for 16 years, as a chef, waiter and bartender. After leaving Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in 2007, Tristan took a role as a Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group, training bartenders and consumers on the delights... Read More →

Sponsors
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18.21 Bitters

18.21 Bitters is a bitters and cocktail mixer company based in Atlanta, GA. We craft small batch bitters, tinctures, syrups, tonic, ginger beer, shrubs, and craft cocktail mixers using the freshest local ingredients. Craft a better cocktail.
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Apothecary Bitters Company

The Apothecary Bitters Company is a small batch, craft bitters company located in Vancouver BC, dedicated to creating unique and appetizing bitters by hand, using only the finest natural ingredients.Our goal is not only to come up with creative and aperitive flavor combinations but... 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.
avatar for Suze Bitters

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 →
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The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →
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Wild Hibiscus Flower Company

Makers of unique and delicious products using hibiscus and other edible flowers. Products include the original Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for the ultimate edible flower garnish and ruby-red natural hibiscus infused syrup. Used for many types of beverages and in sparkling wine... Read More →


11:00am

The Barman's Suite presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet
Located on the top floor of the Hotel Monteleone, The Barman’s Suite is a curated studio apartment featuring handmade products relevant to bartenders and cocktail fanatics alike. We’ve worked with makers and designers across the country, to outfit this suite in a way that goes well beyond barware. You’ll find mahogany cutting blocks, champagne-themed doormats, a cocktail-inspired pillowcase and shower curtain, gin & tonic lip balm, bar-centric apparel, accessories and more. With dozens of crafted items tested and approved by Tales of the Cocktail, you’ll want to make yourself feel right at home. Come drop by anytime from11am to 2pm every day during Tales.

RFID wristband required for entry.  The Barman's Suite is presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet.


12:00pm

Meet the Makers: R. Murphy Knives
Join Jackson Cannon as he demonstrates his custom R. Murphy Knife made specifically with bartenders in mind.

The Jackson Cannon Bar knife is great for:
-Cutting citrus easily. Makes a clean cut, preserving the fruit's fresh, just cut appearance.
-Using the squared off blade tip, quickly notch fruit for glass rim garnishes.
-Removing fruit seeds effortlessly with the tip of the blade.-Slicing citrus peels for perfect twists with little oil loss.
-Facilitating workstation clean-up by scraping counters with flush blade underside.

 


2:00pm

Meet the Makers: Home Malone
Join Kristin Malone, owner of Home Malone, for an interactive paint-by-numbers display. Visit her during Meet the Members for a chance to win a great prize! Showcased will be various New Orleans themed wooden artwork.

Follow Home Malone on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @homemalonenola 


2:00pm

MexItUp @ Tales w/Jarritos & C20 Coconut Water
Jarritos + C20 Coconut Water will be stationed outside the Hotel Monteleone offering ice cold Jarritos soda & coconut water to all Tales Members. Please stop by both days for an ice cold drink, on your way to your next drink! Please also find us online at @Jarritos and @c2ococonutwater to participate in our online give ways! #MexItUp

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4:00pm

Meet the Makers: Vincent Bartender's Hand Salve
Join Eric Uhrynowski of Vincent Bartender's Hand Salve as he showcases his hand salve made for bartenders by bartenders. Hand massagees included.  

Vincent Bartender's Hand Salve was created with a loving spirit and a lofty objective: to offer curated skincare with fair pricing to those of us in the bartending world. 

 
Saturday, July 23
 

8:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social Running Tour with Novo Fogo
Stride through history on a 45 minute guided running tour of New Orleans with stops at historic points of interest.

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



9:00am

Sweat Local: The Sweat Social SWEAT with Novo Fogo
Interval training that mixes boxing, cardio conditioning, strength training, and more!

HOW IT WORKS: Arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot as classes are first-come, first-served. Simply show off your TOTC wristband when you arrive and get ready to sweat it out! Classes will start at the top of the hour and run 35-45 mins each.



Saturday July 23, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Woldenberg Riverfront Park 1 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am

Meet the Makers: Monkey Shoulder Konga Shaker
Join Dean Callan with William Grant & Sons as he demonstrates the Monkey Shoulder Konga Shaker, a reinvention of the classic 1930's Konga Shaker. Due to the larger size of this shaker, up to three drinks may be mixed at once. This Monkey Shoulder Konga Shaker is availbale exclusively at Tales and there is a limited supply, so come see why the revival of this classic art is shaking things up at Tales!

10:00am

Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings
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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Amy Zavatto

Spirits/Wine/Cocktails writer.
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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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Gary Regan

owner, bar rags, llc
gaz regan—the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan—is a bartender at The Dead Rabbit, NYC, he was the cocktail columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle for fourteen years, and he’s the author of The Bartender’s Bible, the bartender’s GIN compendium, the Annual Manual... Read More →
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Greg Mays

Managing Editor, Simple Cocktails
Founded by Greg, Simple Cocktails is a blog and weekly podcast for amateur home bartenders to lay aside the intimidation of bartending and bolstering community through their home bars. // Greg's new book "New Mexico Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment," is... Read More →
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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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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... Read More →
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Jules Aron

Founder, The Healthy Bartender
Bar Keep. Food Smith. Author of Zen and Tonic, Savory & Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.
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Julie Reiner

Co-Owner, Clover Club, Leyenda, and Mixtress Consulting
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years. Most notably with the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). In 2009, Clover Club won the award for “Best New Cocktail Lounge in the World” at Tales of the Cocktail... Read More →
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Karen Hoskin

Owner and President, Montanya Distillers
Talk to me about mountain rum! Craft distilled in the rockies with certified American grown sugar cane, biomass milled, 100% wind powered, and using plentiful water from the heart of the Rockies snowmelt and spring water.
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Leo Robitschek

A native of Venezuela, Leo began his career in hospitality while attending the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating he moved to New York City where he developed an appreciation for a well-crafted cocktail using seasonal ingredients and a diverse array of spirits. He quickly... Read More →
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Martin Cate

Owner, Smuggler's Cove
Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco. Smuggler’s Cove features the largest rum selection in the United States and features cocktails from over three centuries of rum history. The Sunday Times of London has named... Read More →
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Matthew Rowley

Author and Journalist, freelance
Matthew Rowley is the author of "Moonshine!" (2007) and the James Beard Award finalist "Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual (2015)." A former board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Rowley has written for numerous publishers, magazines, and universities... Read More →
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Rebecca Cate

Owner, Smuggler's Cove
In 1999, Rebecca Cate inadvertently fueled Martin Cate’s madness by famously uttering words (which she thought were a joke) about making a spare bedroom a home tiki bar. Since then, however, she too has been swept up in the tiki fantasia, first as an enthusiast, then helping Martin... 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 →

Sponsors
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Apothecary Bitters Company

The Apothecary Bitters Company is a small batch, craft bitters company located in Vancouver BC, dedicated to creating unique and appetizing bitters by hand, using only the finest natural ingredients.Our goal is not only to come up with creative and aperitive flavor combinations but... Read More →
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Hella Company

Hella Company (fka Hella Bitters) is a beverage industry innovation group based in NYC. We currently produce and distribute a line of bitters, mixers and DIY cocktail experiential kits.
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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 →


11:00am

The Barman's Suite presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet
Located on the top floor of the Hotel Monteleone, The Barman’s Suite is a curated studio apartment featuring handmade products relevant to bartenders and cocktail fanatics alike. We’ve worked with makers and designers across the country, to outfit this suite in a way that goes well beyond barware. You’ll find mahogany cutting blocks, champagne-themed doormats, a cocktail-inspired pillowcase and shower curtain, gin & tonic lip balm, bar-centric apparel, accessories and more. With dozens of crafted items tested and approved by Tales of the Cocktail, you’ll want to make yourself feel right at home. Come drop by anytime from11am to 2pm every day during Tales.

RFID wristband required for entry.  The Barman's Suite is presented by Tales of the Cocktail and The Liquor Cabinet.


12:00pm

Meet the Makers: Orleans Coffee
Join Kirk with Orleans Coffee as he provides samples of locally roasted whole bean coffee.

Available coffee and chicory blends will include FTO Black Pearl Espresso, Colombia La Estrella, Creole Coffee & Chicory, Pure French Chicory, and FTO Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Halo Bariti.

Kirk Knipmeyer was born and raised in New Orleans and will most likely die there. He spent his youth getting into trouble in the Quarter and as he's now that he's older and wiser, he is getting into trouble all over the city. Kirk has worked with Specialty coffee and coffee Equipment for the past 16 years. He has worked in almost every aspect of the industry from being a barista, and a service tech, to green coffee purchasing. Coffee is one of the few things he loves almost as much as his family, marching in Mardi Gras parades, and New Orleans. 


12:00pm

Hendrick's Air Departures Lounge Reservations Kiosk
The Hendrick’s Air Departure Lounge, open on Sunday and Monday (by appointment only, naturally), promises to make your exit from the stifling heat of New Orleans as breezy and refreshing as though flying in the giant cucumber itself. We will whisk you to the airport after a series of innovative therapies, treatments and polite diversions. To book your place, please visit our local agent located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby on Saturday 12-4pm. 

Personalities
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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... Read More →
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Mark Stoddard

Hendrick's Gin Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons

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2:00pm

Meet the Makers: Krista Lark Mason Art
Join Krista with Krista Lark Mason Art as she showcases her various cocktail and New Orleans-themed watercolor prints. Don't miss out on this opportunity to participate in the Instagram challenge, where the winner will win one of her prints! Hashtag will be available at the event.
Krista Lark has worked in the wine & spirits world for a decade, most recently as co-owner of the renowned cocktail and whiskey bar, H. Harper Station, in Atlanta with her husband, Jerry Slater. Since closing H. Harper, Krista has returned to her first passion, art and illustration, focusing on imagery of the business she loves; cocktails and other 'spirited' imagery. Krista works primarily in pen & ink and Japanese watercolor on paper.

Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @larkthegirl 
 

2:00pm

MexItUp @ Tales w/Jarritos & C20 Coconut Water
Jarritos + C20 Coconut Water will be stationed outside the Hotel Monteleone offering ice cold Jarritos soda & coconut water to all Tales Members. Please stop by both days for an ice cold drink, on your way to your next drink! Please also find us online at @Jarritos and @c2ococonutwater to participate in our online give ways! #MexItUp

Sponsors

4:00pm

Meet the Makers: Bergeron Woodworks
Join David Bergeron with Bergeron Woodworks as he features various frames and mosaic boxes constructed with reclaimed wood. Each piece—from small frames and boxes to larger tables and armoires—reflects a dedication to craft, a legacy of design and materials, resourcefulness, precision, environmental consciousness and artistic vision.

Stay connected with Bergeron Woodworks on Facebook and Instagram.
 


 
Sunday, July 24
 

9:00am

Irish Goodbye
We sure caused a stir in New Orleans this year during Tales of the Cocktail, and now it’s time to say one final farewell.  To reflect on all the things we learned, all the old friends we saw, all the new friends we made and all the amazing cocktails we enjoyed together this year, we encourage you to enjoy one last Frozen Irish Coffee at Erin Rose on Sunday July 24th.  It’s the perfect way to CAP the week, and you never know who you might see there, stirring in an Irish whiskey “floater” and sharing hugs to celebrate one incredible week of Tales of the Cocktail 2016. 

UPDATE: Legendary Cocktail Napkin artist, Napkin Killa will be on site at Erin Rose. Tell him your wildest story from your week at Tales, and he'll illustrate it on a napkin. Check out his work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/napkinkilla/

Event is open to the public with cocktails available for purchase.

Personalities
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Napkin Killa

CARTOON ASSASSIN, NAPKIN KILLA
The bar napkin cartoon assassin strikes again! Started at da bar, and now Killa gets $$$ drawing napkin portraits at fancy parties worldwide. I'm comin for that ass, Nawlins!


Sunday July 24, 2016 9:00am - Monday July 25, 2016 6:00am
Erin Rose 811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

10:30am

The Sunday Blessing & Ya-Ka-Mein
Sunday is a day of recovery and reflection at Tales of the Cocktail®—for both the body and the soul. At 10:30 am, Father Bill Dailey will lead a blessing in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone for everyone that would like to take a moment for an outgoing prayer. Then stick around for a hot cup of Miss Linda’s famous Ya-Ka-Mein, a New Orleans soup known for its restorative powers, before heading out to take on the final day of Tales of the Cocktail® 2016. Can we get an amen?



Speakers
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Father Bill Dailey

Thomas More Fellow, Center for Ethics & Culture, University of Notre Dame
Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C., is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and serves at Notre Dame Law School as a Lecturer in Law. Fr. Bill earned his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan... Read More →


 


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