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Tuesday, July 19
 

10:00am

Founder’s Tour of Atelier Vie
What:
Atelier Vie distills absinthe and gin in New Orleans. Founded by Jedd Haas, this special TOTC tour led by Jedd Haas will take you through the distillation process and a spirited tasting of Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge; Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte; Euphrosine Gin #9; and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve.

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Toulouse Red, released in 2012, was the first Louisina absinthe since Prohibition. Toulouse Green, released in 2013, uses locally-grown wormwood. Euphrosine Gin #9 has won multiple gold medals in national spirits competitions, and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve is the first barrel-aged gin from Louisiana.

When:
Four tours will be available on Tuesday, July 19th; at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Due to the small size of the distillery and the personalized attention you will receive from the founder, each tour is limited to 12 guests. There is a $10 fee to reserve your spot. Reservation payments can be made via the Paypal link below.

Buy Tickets Now

Where:
Atelier Vie is located 5 minutes from downtown by cab at 1001 S. Broad St. This is underneath the Broad St. overpass, at the intersection of Broad St. and Euphrosine St. Detailed maps and directions are available on our site at http://ateliervie.com/visit Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start time. We may have a guide at Hotel Monteleone who will gather all participants and help you find a shared cab to the distillery.

Special Deal!
Free Euphrosine Season t-shirt with purchase of 2 bottles or more (limit 1 per visitor, while supplies last.) Bottles of all spirits will be available for retail purchase and can be signed by Jedd Haas on request.



Sponsors
avatar for Atelier Vie

Atelier Vie

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Find recipes and share our adventures via social media and ateliervie.com.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Atelier Vie 1001 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125

11:00am

Tales of the Cocktail Distillery/Brewery Day @ Abita Brewing Company
To celebrate Tales of the Cocktail's Distillery Brewery Day we invite you to join us at Abita Brewing Company for a special tour that allows you to take a peak into areas of the brewery which are usually off-limits during our traditional public tours. The tour will include special tastings and an Abita Beer Swag Bag.

July 19th
11:00am – 12:30 pm Tour and Tasting

Be sure to reserve your spot early by clicking on the following linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/tales-of-the-cocktails-distillery-brewery-day-abita-brewery-tickets-25985714973

To keep the tour intimate and special, we will be limiting capacity and may offer additional tours if needed.

Transportation to and from the brewery will be provided by Abita. Pick up will be at 9:45 am in Downtown New Orleans. Drop off back in Downtown New Orleans will be at 1:45pm More details to come.

Sponsors
avatar for Abita Brewery

Abita Brewery

Abita Brewing Company is Louisiana Culture on Tap. Established in 1986, we are proud to be the oldest craft brewery in the southeast and one of the oldest craft breweries in the United States. Abita beers have always been brewed to pair with the life we love to live in Louisiana... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Abita Brewing Company 21084 Louisiana 36, Covington, LA 70433

11:00am

Cold Beer and Hot Sausage: Urban South Brewery Tour
Urban South Brewery is New Orleans' newest and hottest microbrewery. Opened in early 2016, Urban South produces two flagship ales - Holy Roller IPA and Charming Wit, and operates an industrial tasting room in the heart of the city where they serve special one-off varieties. This event includes a private brewery tour, two pints of beer of your choice, a commemorative Urban South pint glass, and delicious Louisiana sausage po-boys with fixins.

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Sponsors
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Urban South Brewery

Urban South Brewery is New Orleans' newest and hottest microbrewery. Opened in early 2016, Urban South produces two flagship ales - Holy Roller IPA and Charming Wit, and operates an industrial tasting room in the heart of the city.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Urban South Brewery 1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

11:00am

Distillery Day: Fine Rum Process Demonstration- Celebration Distillation, makers of Old New Orleans Rum and Gingeroo
The process of making a fine rum requires many exacting details - a true marriage of science and art. Head Distiller Mike Kelly will demonstrate the different fascinating steps that create Old New Orleans Rum.

Celebration Distillation, America's oldest operating rum distillery, invites guests interested in learning about open lid fermentation, wild fermentation, barrel repair and barrel charring. Mike will talk about how each of these steps affects flavor and quality of the product.

Our trophy case keeps growing as more and more folks discover that a locally sourced rum can be high quality and an artisanal experience. Our Twentieth Anniversary Blend, King Creole has just received a Platinum Award as the highest scoring rum in the Continental United States.

Naturally, guests will be treated to samples of King Creole, as well as our other awesome products.

As an added treat, Big Easy Bucha will offer kombucha samples; and the popular food trucks will be on hand with delicious fare. 

For guests who sign up in advance, we'll tap a barrel and give a sip of never-before tasted rum. Tales of the Cocktail participants will also receive a 200ml bottle of a special rum blend.

The distillery is only minutes from downtown, and we offer a shuttle from the French Quarter.

Tour times are noon, 2 pm and 4 pm, but there will be demonstrations throughout the day.

Please call 504-945-4500 or email stacy@oldneworleansrum.com and to join us for Distillery Day.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old New Orleans Rum 2815 Frenchmen St New Orleans, LA 70122

12:00pm

Founder’s Tour of Atelier Vie
What:
Atelier Vie distills absinthe and gin in New Orleans. Founded by Jedd Haas, this special TOTC tour led by Jedd Haas will take you through the distillation process and a spirited tasting of Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge; Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte; Euphrosine Gin #9; and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve.

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Toulouse Red, released in 2012, was the first Louisina absinthe since Prohibition. Toulouse Green, released in 2013, uses locally-grown wormwood. Euphrosine Gin #9 has won multiple gold medals in national spirits competitions, and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve is the first barrel-aged gin from Louisiana.

When:
Four tours will be available on Tuesday, July 19th; at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Due to the small size of the distillery and the personalized attention you will receive from the founder, each tour is limited to 12 guests. There is a $10 fee to reserve your spot. Reservation payments can be made via the Paypal link below.

Buy Tickets Now

Where:
Atelier Vie is located 5 minutes from downtown by cab at 1001 S. Broad St. This is underneath the Broad St. overpass, at the intersection of Broad St. and Euphrosine St. Detailed maps and directions are available on our site at http://ateliervie.com/visit Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start time. We may have a guide at Hotel Monteleone who will gather all participants and help you find a shared cab to the distillery.

Special Deal!
Free Euphrosine Season t-shirt with purchase of 2 bottles or more (limit 1 per visitor, while supplies last.) Bottles of all spirits will be available for retail purchase and can be signed by Jedd Haas on request.

Sponsors
avatar for Atelier Vie

Atelier Vie

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Find recipes and share our adventures via social media and ateliervie.com.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Atelier Vie 1001 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125

12:00pm

Distillery Day with Donner-Peltier Distillers: Got Whiskey? Got Rum? Got Vodka? Got Gin?
Journey with us to Cajun Country to experience Louisiana's only producer of Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, & Gin all in one distillery. You will enjoy an afternoon of culture, food, and award-winning Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum, Rougaroux Full Moon Rum, Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum, Oryza Vodka, Oryza Gin, & LA1 Whiskey.

Featured in Garden & Gun Magazine, The Travel Channel, Food & Wine, Delta Sky Magazine, & The Local Palate, Donner-Peltier Distillers is located 65 minutes from downtown New Orleans. You will be welcomed with cocktails, learn how we distill all of our products, and enjoy small bites of local food.  You’ll also learn the about the legend of the Rougaroux, leave with a bottle of our award winning spirits, and one lucky guest will receive a bottle of our limited LA1 Whiskey. Come enjoy the Spirits of The South.

BUY TICKETS NOW 

* Transportation to and from New Orleans included

Time: 12:00
Pick Up Location: Palace Cafe (Complimentary Bloody Mary's from Palace Cafe)

Transportation provided from New Orleans to Thibodaux and back

Cost: $25.00

Highlights of our products:

LA1 Whiskey:


  • Gold Medal Winner San Francisco Spirits

  • Louisiana’s first aged whiskey since prohibition



Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum:


  • Double Gold Medal Winner San Francisco Spirits

  • Gold Medal Winner World Spirits Awards

  • 93 Rating by BTI (highest rated rum being produced in Louisiana)



Rougaroux Full Moon Rum:


  • Gold Medal World Spirits Award

  • Chilled Magazine names Rougaroux Full Moon Rum as 8 Rums for Right Now (June 11, 2015)



Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum:


  • A truly unique rum, infused with toasted pecans grown in Louisiana.



Oryza Vodka:


  • Gold Medal World Spirits Award

  • 50 Best Gold Medal Award

  • Only Vodka in the US to use domestically grown rice



Oryza Gin:


  • 50 Best Gold Medal Award

  • 91 Rating by BTI


More about Donner-Peltier Distillers

“Handcrafted for the Soul”

Located in the heart of Sugarcane Country, you will find our distillery where we make Rougaroux Rum, Oryza Vodka & Gin, and LA1 Whiskey-the first aged whiskey made in LA since prohibition. We take pride in using local ingredients in our award winning spirits. Everything we make is Handcrafted for the Soul one batch at a time. From Cane to Cocktail and Grain to Glass. 

Facebook: dpdistillers
Twitter: @donnerpeltier
Web: www.dpdspirits.com


Tuesday July 19, 2016 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Woldenberg Riverfront Park 1 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm

Founder’s Tour of Atelier Vie
What:
Atelier Vie distills absinthe and gin in New Orleans. Founded by Jedd Haas, this special TOTC tour led by Jedd Haas will take you through the distillation process and a spirited tasting of Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge; Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte; Euphrosine Gin #9; and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve.

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Toulouse Red, released in 2012, was the first Louisina absinthe since Prohibition. Toulouse Green, released in 2013, uses locally-grown wormwood. Euphrosine Gin #9 has won multiple gold medals in national spirits competitions, and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve is the first barrel-aged gin from Louisiana.

When:
Four tours will be available on Tuesday, July 19th; at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Due to the small size of the distillery and the personalized attention you will receive from the founder, each tour is limited to 12 guests. There is a $10 fee to reserve your spot. Reservation payments can be made via the Paypal link below.

Buy Tickets Now

Where:
Atelier Vie is located 5 minutes from downtown by cab at 1001 S. Broad St. This is underneath the Broad St. overpass, at the intersection of Broad St. and Euphrosine St. Detailed maps and directions are available on our site at http://ateliervie.com/visit Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start time. We may have a guide at Hotel Monteleone who will gather all participants and help you find a shared cab to the distillery.

Special Deal!
Free Euphrosine Season t-shirt with purchase of 2 bottles or more (limit 1 per visitor, while supplies last.) Bottles of all spirits will be available for retail purchase and can be signed by Jedd Haas on request.

Sponsors
avatar for Atelier Vie

Atelier Vie

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Find recipes and share our adventures via social media and ateliervie.com.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Atelier Vie 1001 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125

2:00pm

Tales of the Cocktail AUA (Ask Us Anything)
Ever wondered how Tales works? What they look for in seminars? How apprentices are selected? Well at Tales of the Cocktail® 2016, we want you to bring all your questions to our Ask Us Anything. 

Ann Tuennerman, Philip Duff, Don Lee and Simon Ford—four individuals that help shape each year’s festivities—will be on hand to answer literally any questions and discuss any suggestions you have for Tales of the Cocktail, the seminars, the Spirited Awards® and the Cocktail Apprentice Program®. All Tales attendees are invited to this complimentary event for what will surely be a lively discussion about what makes Tales tick.

Moderators
avatar for ms. franky marshall

ms. franky marshall

Franky is a New York City hospitality industry veteran. Having worked as a Bartender and in various other front-of-house positions at establishments across the spectrum has given her a great deal of experience to draw on. She was introduced to this rarefied cocktail world when she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Philip Duff

Philip Duff

Director, Old Duff Genever
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.
avatar for Simon Ford

Simon Ford

Cofounder, FORDS GIN
Cocktail bars and Gin
avatar for Don Lee

Don Lee

designer • technologist • philosopher • educator, cocktailkingdom.com
Don Lee is a Southern California expatriate now residing in NewYork City. He left his respectable career in IT to pursue his passion for food and cocktails. He opened PDT (Please Don’t tell) as the Beverage Director in 2007 and started the hard spirits program for Momofuku. Don... Read More →
avatar for Ann Tuennerman

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

Distillery Day at Cajun Spirits Distillery
Cajun Spirits Distillery invites Tales of the Cocktail® attendees to an event at our distillery, 800 yards from the Superdome. Guests will be walked through our spirit making process and invited to sample our Crescent vodka, 3rd Ward gin and Tresillo rum, as well as spirits only available at the distillery. Homemade Jambalaya and cocktails will be served until we run out.

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Sponsors
avatar for Cajun Spirits Distillery

Cajun Spirits Distillery

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, we make vodka, rum and gin from 100% Louisiana sugarcane. Locally Fermented and distilled in New Orleans. Gluten Free, no NGS or other neutral spirit.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Cajun Spirits Distillery 2532 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA

3:30pm

Pre-New Orleans Cocktail Tour Happy Hour
Pre-tour with Wyborowa Wódka! We’re all about a kick-off, so kick off your New Orleans Cocktail Tour of legendary history with Wybo, a genuine Polish rye vodka based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship.

Sponsors
avatar for Wyborowa Wódka

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 →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm

Founder’s Tour of Atelier Vie
What:
Atelier Vie distills absinthe and gin in New Orleans. Founded by Jedd Haas, this special TOTC tour led by Jedd Haas will take you through the distillation process and a spirited tasting of Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge; Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte; Euphrosine Gin #9; and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve.

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Toulouse Red, released in 2012, was the first Louisina absinthe since Prohibition. Toulouse Green, released in 2013, uses locally-grown wormwood. Euphrosine Gin #9 has won multiple gold medals in national spirits competitions, and Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve is the first barrel-aged gin from Louisiana.

When:
Four tours will be available on Tuesday, July 19th; at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Due to the small size of the distillery and the personalized attention you will receive from the founder, each tour is limited to 12 guests. There is a $10 fee to reserve your spot. Reservation payments can be made via the Paypal link below.

Buy Tickets Now

Where:
Atelier Vie is located 5 minutes from downtown by cab at 1001 S. Broad St. This is underneath the Broad St. overpass, at the intersection of Broad St. and Euphrosine St. Detailed maps and directions are available on our site at http://ateliervie.com/visit Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start time. We may have a guide at Hotel Monteleone who will gather all participants and help you find a shared cab to the distillery.

Special Deal!
Free Euphrosine Season t-shirt with purchase of 2 bottles or more (limit 1 per visitor, while supplies last.) Bottles of all spirits will be available for retail purchase and can be signed by Jedd Haas on request.

Sponsors
avatar for Atelier Vie

Atelier Vie

Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, we create flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. Find recipes and share our adventures via social media and ateliervie.com.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Atelier Vie 1001 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125

4:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
There’s a reason Tales of the Cocktail® calls New Orleans home—the city’s legendary bars and bartenders helped shaped how Americans drink. Join us as we explore the rich cocktail history of our city with a spirited romp through the French Quarter led by legendary tour guide, Joe Gendusa. We’ll start in Le Booze bar of the Royal Sonesta then head out as Joe shares tall tales of the famous bars, restaurants, people and cocktails that made New Orleans such a famous place to have a drink.

*First cocktail at Le Booze included. Cocktails available for purchase at bar stops.

Speakers
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

5:00pm

Nola Brewing: Barrel Aging Process Brewing Tour
Tour & small tasting with VP of Operations Derek Lintern to discuss brewing and barrel aging process. Benefits of using different liquor or wood barrels for different types of beer and affects on fermentation & flavor.

Book your FREE tour now! Space is limited. 

Sponsors

5:00pm

Porchjam Distillation TOTC Session Dinner
What: 

Join Louisiana’s newest and largest distillery, Porchjam Distillation, for an intimate dinner featuring the cuisine of James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link, and music session.

Founder Gordon Stewart and head distiller Andrea Clodfelter will discuss Porchjam’s grain-to-glass philosophy, distilling process and design and announce the upcoming vodka and whiskey portfolio. 

Be the first to beta our digital app Bootleg.FM while you listen to local music.

Bring your guitar.

When:

An intimate dinner with head distiller Andrea Clodfelter, founder Gordon Stewart and special guests and will be held on on Tuesday, July 19th at 5pm.

The dinner is limited to 20 guests and costs $35.

Reservation and payments can be made by emailingTOTC@porch-jam.com

Where:  

Calcasieu, 930 Tchoupitoulas St.

Experience James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link's cuisine at Calcasieu in the Historic Warehouse District. Conveniently located just two blocks from the Convention Center.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Calcasieu 930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Wednesday, July 20
 

12:15pm

Crafted Conversation
Jordan Bushell, Hennessy’s National Ambassador will moderate a diverse panel of the industries top minds, Charles Hardwick, Don Lee, Maria Pribble and Lauren Mote. The conversation will revolve around the current state of the bar industry.  The industry is in a malaise of sorts with regards to inclusion of diverse backgrounds.  This represents a lost opportunity for all involved, bars, brands and consumers.

This solution oriented talk will address the past, where these paradigms started in our industry.  The present day look at the problems and how they developed along with the needs for the future and what we all can do to help solve the complicated issues we all face.

Moderator: Jordan Bushell

Speakers:


  • Charles Hardwick

  • Don Lee

  • Maria Pribble

  • Lauren Mote


Speakers
avatar for Don Lee

Don Lee

designer • technologist • philosopher • educator, cocktailkingdom.com
Don Lee is a Southern California expatriate now residing in NewYork City. He left his respectable career in IT to pursue his passion for food and cocktails. He opened PDT (Please Don’t tell) as the Beverage Director in 2007 and started the hard spirits program for Momofuku. Don... Read More →

Personalities
avatar for Jordan Bushell

Jordan Bushell

Head of Mixology and Brand Education, Hennessy
In his constant pursuit for the perfect cocktail, Jordan Bushell joined the Hennessy team in 2010 as the US Ambassador of Mixology and Brand Education. Travelling all around the globe to discover new flavors and techniques, he brings his knowledge, experience and passion when crafting... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Mote

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... Read More →
avatar for Maria Pribble

Maria Pribble

Independent Consultant
Maria Pribble has over 20 years experience in the wine and spirits industry and has worked for many major spirits suppliers in her career. She has helped to build mass and small brands across numerous categories and and has also led the innovation of new to market brands. She is... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 20, 2016 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Restaurant R'evolution 777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

3:30pm

Pre-New Orleans Cocktail Tour Happy Hour
Pre-tour with Wyborowa Wódka! We’re all about a kick-off, so kick off your New Orleans Cocktail Tour of legendary history with Wybo, a genuine Polish rye vodka based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship.

Sponsors
avatar for Wyborowa Wódka

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 →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
There’s a reason Tales of the Cocktail® calls New Orleans home—the city’s legendary bars and bartenders helped shaped how Americans drink. Join us as we explore the rich cocktail history of our city with a spirited romp through the French Quarter led by legendary tour guide, Joe Gendusa. We’ll start in Le Booze bar of the Royal Sonesta then head out as Joe shares tall tales of the famous bars, restaurants, people and cocktails that made New Orleans such a famous place to have a drink.

*First cocktail at Le Booze included. Cocktails available for purchase at bar stops.

Speakers
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00pm

Keynote: Enduring Hospitality: The Creative Process & The Human Experience
Tales of the Cocktail® in partnership with Food Republic, Visit New Orleans, and Vantguard, is proud to have Albert AdriàMarc Alvarez SafontGrant Achatz and Nick Kokonas delivering the keynote address on Wednesday, July 20 to kick off this year’s festivities. 

The creative process of Inspiring people doesn’t begin with food and drink, although they play an enormous role. The hospitality adventure begins the moment you make a reservation, and one hopes the memory of the experience stays with you long after you have walked out the door.

This year Tales of the Cocktail® is bringing to together some of the world’s most celebrated masters of innovation who will share their thoughts and views on how they create human experiences, their unique approaches to innovation and how attention to the tiniest details affect lasting memories for guests. They’ll discuss food and drink, the growing appeal of cocktail culture in the international culinary scene. Join our four award winning guests in a lively conversation featuring Bartender, Marc Alvarez Safont, Chefs Grant Achatz & Albert Adria, and creator of Tock reservations and co-founder of the Alinea group, Nick Kokonas for inspiring stories and shared knowledge. Moderated by Simon Ford.

Read More About the 2016 Keynote 

Moderators
avatar for Simon Ford

Simon Ford

Cofounder, FORDS GIN
Cocktail bars and Gin

Speakers
avatar for Grant Achatz

Grant Achatz

Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Alinea
Grant Achatz is the executive chef and co-owner of Alinea in Chicago, IL. Since 2007, Restaurant Magazine has recognized Alinea on their World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, twice being named the Best Restaurant in North America and last year ranking number 26 in the world. In 2013... Read More →
avatar for Albert Adrià

Albert Adrià

20th October of 1969. Albert Adrià is born in the neighborhood of Santa Eulàlia, in l’Hospitalet, is son of Ginés and Josefa. His parents instill him an interest for cuisine; but is his brother Ferran, whom introduces him to the passion for the profession. 1985-1997. On the... Read More →
avatar for Marc Alvarez

Marc Alvarez

Group Bar Manager, elBarri group
Marc Alvarez Safont got his start in the world of hospitality working in various restaurants at fifteen years old. Little by little, Marc shifted his interests to the cocktail world. Years and a biological science degree later, his passion for mixology became more than just a job... Read More →
avatar for Nick Kokonas

Nick Kokonas

Nick Kokonas is the co-owner and developer of the renowned restaurants Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and Roister.  As an outsider to the restaurant business Nick's approach has been markedly innovative.  He has pioneered the use of alternative booking solutions and is the founder and... Read More →

Sponsors
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Food Republic

Food Republic
Where Food, Drink & Culture Unite. 
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The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

From restaurants to jazz clubs to parks to shops, there are endless ways to follow your NOLA in New Orleans. Everyone’s NOLA is different. Follow yours at followyournola.com.
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Vantguard

We believe in challenging the norm by avoiding the mainstream and creating brands which provide unique and satisfying experiences.We live in the moment, working hard but having fun along the way.We believe in building a good working environment which breeds creativity, with no room... Read More →



Wednesday July 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Civic Theater 510 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
 
Thursday, July 21
 

10:00am

A Spirited Salon: Conversations with 6 Legendary Authors
From cocktail manuals to mixology memoirs to historical spirits studies, there has never been so much great reading for a drinks lover to enjoy. Join us to hear six legendary authors read from their books. You'll receive a refreshing welcome cocktail to savor and get the chance to ask the participants questions. If you love reading and cocktails, don't miss this rare opportunity to mix and mingle with today's top writers.

Speaker Lineup:


  • Martin Cate

  • Paul Clarke

  • Jack McGarry

  • Jim Meehan

  • Sean Muldoon

  • Gary Regan

  • David Wondrich


Moderators
avatar for Noah Rothbaum

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 →

Speakers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Restaurant R'evolution 777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

3:30pm

Pre-New Orleans Cocktail Tour Happy Hour
Pre-tour with Wyborowa Wódka! We’re all about a kick-off, so kick off your New Orleans Cocktail Tour of legendary history with Wybo, a genuine Polish rye vodka based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship.

Sponsors
avatar for Wyborowa Wódka

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 →


Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
There’s a reason Tales of the Cocktail® calls New Orleans home—the city’s legendary bars and bartenders helped shaped how Americans drink. Join us as we explore the rich cocktail history of our city with a spirited romp through the French Quarter led by legendary tour guide, Joe Gendusa. We’ll start in Le Booze bar of the Royal Sonesta then head out as Joe shares tall tales of the famous bars, restaurants, people and cocktails that made New Orleans such a famous place to have a drink.

*First cocktail at Le Booze included. Cocktails available for purchase at bar stops.

Speakers
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

5:30pm

Meet the Distillers Happy Hour
Meet the Distillers is our homage to the people and spirits that make the world such an interesting place to drink. In 2016, this annual event returns with a display of craft spirits that’s bigger and better than ever before. More than 50 distillers from across the country and around the world will be serving up their creations neat as The Deltaz, a nationally-touring band from California, fill the room with their own brand of folk, country, blues and rock. Join us for this special Happy Hour as distillers share the secrets behind their craft spirits.  

A special edition Tales of the Cocktail Glencairn Crystal glass will be provided to each guest. 

Sponsors
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A. Smith Bowman

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today's standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural... Read More →
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Arvero

Established in 1996, the Nastro D’oro distillery produces the typical liqueurs of the ­Sorrento Peninsula. The quality of the handcrafted products is sustained through the careful selection of natural ingredients and the authenticity of the traditional recipes. Árvero is produced... Read More →
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Azunia Tequila

Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir in every sip. It is the exclusive export of AgaverosUnidos de Amatitán and its second-generation, family-owned-and-operated Rancho Miravalle estate, which has created exceptional tequila for nearly... Read More →
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Balcones Distilling

In only its seventh year in business, Balcones has gone on to acquire over 145 accolades and awards from respected judges, panels and competitions around the globe, cementing its position as one of the most highly regarded craft whisky distilleries in the world. Balcones Distillery... Read More →
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Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

Situated on England’s West Dorset coast we produce the worlds only Pure Milk Vodka™ made entirely from the milk of grass grazed cows and nothing else. Fresh whole milk makes an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy character.
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Black Dirt Distillery

Black Dirt Distillery began in 2003 as NY state's first micro distillery. From the beginning this distillery has been using ingredients sourced directly from the Black Dirt region, creating some of the most vibrant spirits to emerge on the market in generations.
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Cathead Distillery

Mississippi's Distillery located just north of Jackson, MS established in 2010.
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CH-Dogma

In partnership with The Dogma Group, CH Distillery announces the launch of a new company extension, CH-Dogma. The new company features a collaborative product series with partners of the well-respected, Chicago-based The Dogma Group (Clint Rogers, Alex Renshaw, and Brian Sturgulewski... Read More →
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Château du Tariquet

A product of creativity and ambition, Château du Tariquet represents the spirit of a family with a shared vision of wine and spirits; unbound by tradition. Located in the region of Gascony in South West France, and run by the Artaud and Grassa families since 1912, Château du Tariquet... Read More →
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Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

Copper & Kings is an American Brandy company. Distillation Exclusive. Exclusively Brandy. Exclusively Copper Pot-Distilled. Our ambition is to make beautiful apple and grape brandies in a uniquely non-traditional, modern American idiom.
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Coppersea Distilling

A Heritage-Methods farm distillery located in New York's Hudson Valley.
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De Borgen Distillery

De Borgen Distillery is the craft division of one of the last independent family owned genever distilleries in the north of Holland. Established in 1888 and renowned for its long tradition of catching the best flavours from herbs, fruits and peels.
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Distillery No. 209

Registered Distillery No. 209 was established in St. Helena, California in 1882. It was the 209th distillery permitted in the United States, hence our name. Recreated in 2005, this artisanal, modern-styled gin is created from start to finish by one person, with a distinctive aromatic... Read More →
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Don Ciccio & Figli

DON CICCIO & FIGLI SHARES THE RICH HISTORY OF ARTISANAL LIQUEUR MAKING FROM THE AMALFI COAST TO THE UNITED STATES THROUGH A SERIES OF TIME-TESTED RECIPES HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TOGENERATION. DON CICCIO’S ARTISANAL LIQUEURS OFFER A REFRESHING GLIMPSE OF THE PAST WITH A NOD TO... Read More →
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Four Pillars Gin

Four Pillars is a small Australian gin distillery in Healesville, Yarra Valley founded by three bald blokes – Cam, Stu and Matt. We’re driven by our desire to elevate the craft of distilling and celebrate the art of cocktail making.Using two copper pot stills hand-made by CARL... Read More →
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Glencairn Crystal Studios

SPIRITS INDUSTRY EXPERTSAs producers of the iconic Glencairn whisky tasting glass as well as special bottlings & decanters, our family has been supplying the spirits industry with creative, premium, quality glassware for over thirty years. We are proud to work with great whisky companies... Read More →
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Greenhook Ginsmiths

Makers of fine, Vacuum-distilled Gins in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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Lasserre Honey Cognac

This beautiful French bottle design has the name LASSERRE engraved in 24K Gold... The "Fluer de Lis" symbol is a representation of French Royalty and in that sense is said to signify perfection, light, and life... LASSERRE is made with 99% of natural ingredients. This drink is the... Read More →
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Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky

Lot No.40 the hidden gem of Canadian Whisky is expertly distilled in small batches using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. By distilling in a single copper pot still, the result is a whisky that starts off earthy and woody tasting and then becomes full bodied and complex... Read More →
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Lyon Distilling Co.

Lyon Distilling Company is proud to be a micro, craft distillery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Dedicated to transforming raw ingredients into splendid liquor, step by step, in ultra small batches. Rum & Whiskey.
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Mezcal Viejo Indecente

Mezcal Viejo Indecente gives you the key to unlock the door and be your other self.
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Mizu Shochu

Handcrafted in the traditional way, Mizu Shochu is single distilled from two-rowed barley, black koji rice, and the pure, famous waters of Black Hair Mountain. At 70 proof it is more concentrated, like shochus of old, to enhance the subtle complexities, body and finish. It is also... Read More →
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New Columbia Distillers

The first distillery in Washington DC since prohibition, making four gins, Summer Cup along with some pet projects. Rye Whiskey on its way soon.
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New Holland Artisan Spirits

After over a decade of craft-brewing, distilling was a natural extension for us. As perpetual students of fermentation, the art of creating alcohol, the next step of distilling into a more pure state, came easy. We coax flavor all the way from the brewhouse through our Prohibition-era... Read More →
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Papa's Pilar Rum

Papa’s Pilar Rum is an award-winning premium sipping rum, crafted with the Hemingway family and inspired by Papa’s spirit for adventure. Sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean, U.S. & Central America, our artisan-crafted spirit is solera aged and blended in American... Read More →
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Plantation Rum

Alexandre Gabriel is a man with a singular focus from which he has not wavered in the 20 years he has been the head of esteemed Maison Ferrand. His focus and philosophy are simple – to produce special, unique spirits, gems so distinctive and revolutionary that they set the bar for... Read More →
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Plymouth Gin

Produced since 1793 at Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, England, Britain's oldest distillery. A distinctive style of gin that by law can only be produced in Plymouth. The over 200 year-old recipe is perfectly balanced blend of seven botanicals: juniper berry, coriander, lemon... 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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Rhum Clément

Since 1887, the development of the prestigious Rhum Clement is in the purest tradition and inherited according to the rules of Homer and Charles Clement.
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Rhum Damoiseau

Rhum Damoiseau has been crafting distinctive rums for over 70 years on the island of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.
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Rhum JM

For Four generations Rhum JM has been producing exceptional estate-grown sugarcane rhum.
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Sandeman Port

Sandeman Port
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Sibona

Sibona is situated in the Roero zone, in the communal district of Piboesi d’Alba, a few ­miles from Alba. It was founded approximately one hundred years ago on the former premise of an old kiln. The distillery is located in the center of an important wine zone, where the most typical... Read More →
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The Walter Collective

The Walter Collective was formed to create unique spirits. By using distinct and exceptional ingredients and by partnering with forward-thinking craft distillers, we’re able to create spirits that both honor tradition and bring new sensations to the palate.These are small-batch... Read More →
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Tuthilltown Spirits

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits here in the Hudson Valley.
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Two James Spirits

Two James Spirits is proud to be the first licensed distillery in the City of Detroit since Prohibition. At Two James, our passion lies in creating small, handcrafted batches of premium spirit, using locally sourced ingredients that highlight Michigan’s diverse agricultural abundance... Read More →
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US Medallions Custom Coins

US Medallions - Industry coin supplier and creator of the Beer, Wine and Spirits Challenge coin and new patent pending Spinning Party Coin.
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Vias Imports Ltd.

Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, represents the most comprehensive portfolio of Italian wines in the United States. Our portfolio highlights a vast array of over 200 native indigenous varietals that embody the distinct character and terrain of each of Italy’s diverse regions... Read More →
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Whitley Neill Gin

WHITLEY NEILL is a handcrafted gin of exceptional quality inspired by the vivid beauty and mystery of Africa, and a never-ending drive for perfection.Distilled in small batches by Johnny Neill, a direct descendant of Thomas Greenall and the last in a long line of distillers, WHITLEY... Read More →


 
Friday, July 22
 

12:15pm

A Spirited Salon: Conversations with 6 Legendary Authors
From cocktail manuals to mixology memoirs to historical spirits studies, there has never been so much great reading for a drinks lover to enjoy. Join us to hear six legendary authors read from their books. You'll receive a refreshing welcome cocktail to savor and get the chance to ask the participants questions. If you love reading and cocktails, don't miss this rare opportunity to mix and mingle with today's top writers.

Speaker Lineup:


  • Dave Broom

  • Wayne Curtis

  • Heather Greene

  • Philip Greene

  • Reid Mitenbuler

  • Matt Rowley


Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Dave Broom

Dave Broom was born in Glasgow (Scotland) and has spent his working life in drink. He is chief engineer of www.scotchwhisky.com and writes for numerous international titles, including Whisky Advocate. He won Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2015 Spirited Awards. He’s written... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
HG

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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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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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 →


Friday July 22, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Restaurant R'evolution 777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

3:30pm

Pre-New Orleans Cocktail Tour Happy Hour
Pre-tour with Wyborowa Wódka! We’re all about a kick-off, so kick off your New Orleans Cocktail Tour of legendary history with Wybo, a genuine Polish rye vodka based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship.

Sponsors
avatar for Wyborowa Wódka

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 →


Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
There’s a reason Tales of the Cocktail® calls New Orleans home—the city’s legendary bars and bartenders helped shaped how Americans drink. Join us as we explore the rich cocktail history of our city with a spirited romp through the French Quarter led by legendary tour guide, Joe Gendusa. We’ll start in Le Booze bar of the Royal Sonesta then head out as Joe shares tall tales of the famous bars, restaurants, people and cocktails that made New Orleans such a famous place to have a drink.

*First cocktail at Le Booze included. Cocktails available for purchase at bar stops.

Speakers
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →


Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, July 23
 

12:15pm

Crafted Conversation
The conversation will seek to uncover the hard choices made in building bars.  Where has the industry gone in the years they have been opening bars for other people, and how adjustments were made for the present state of the industry in their own bars.  We will seek to unravel what has changed and where the industry is heading.  

Speakers
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Erick Castro

Beverage Director, Possessed by Spirits
Erick Castro initially built his cocktail empire at San Francisco's Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch by searching for obscure recipes, methods and ingredients that originated prior to Prohibition. The bartending behemoth has created unique beverage programs that have earned a place... Read More →

Personalities
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Jordan Bushell

Head of Mixology and Brand Education, Hennessy
In his constant pursuit for the perfect cocktail, Jordan Bushell joined the Hennessy team in 2010 as the US Ambassador of Mixology and Brand Education. Travelling all around the globe to discover new flavors and techniques, he brings his knowledge, experience and passion when crafting... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Restaurant R'evolution 777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

3:30pm

Pre-New Orleans Cocktail Tour Happy Hour
Pre-tour with Wyborowa Wódka! We’re all about a kick-off, so kick off your New Orleans Cocktail Tour of legendary history with Wybo, a genuine Polish rye vodka based on over 500 years of Polish Vodka craftsmanship.

Sponsors
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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 →


Saturday July 23, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
There’s a reason Tales of the Cocktail® calls New Orleans home—the city’s legendary bars and bartenders helped shaped how Americans drink. Join us as we explore the rich cocktail history of our city with a spirited romp through the French Quarter led by legendary tour guide, Joe Gendusa. We’ll start in Le Booze bar of the Royal Sonesta then head out as Joe shares tall tales of the famous bars, restaurants, people and cocktails that made New Orleans such a famous place to have a drink.

*First cocktail at Le Booze included. Cocktails available for purchase at bar stops.

Speakers
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →


Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Booze 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

6:30pm

One for the Ages: The 10th Annual Spirited Awards®
In 2016, we’re celebrating 10 years of the Spirited Awards® with a bar crawl through time. We’ll travel to three different decades to sample the drinks and celebrate the music, movies and style of these bygone eras. Come dressed in your favorite 50s, 80s or 2000s attire as we recognize the best bars, bartenders, distillers, writers and more from the past year. It’s a cocktail party that’s been a decade in the making.

Moderators
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Simon Ford

Cofounder, FORDS GIN
Cocktail bars and Gin

Sponsors
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Anchor Distilling Company

Named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Importer of the Year by Whisky Magazine, Anchor Distilling Company aims to provide the bridge between discerning buyers and world's finest spirits. A privately owned distiller and importer, Anchor boasts an artisanal portfolio with over 400 specialty... Read More →
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi
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Goose Island Beer Company

Goose Island Beer Company is Chicago’s original craft beer company. Since 1988, the brewery has thrived on continual innovation and a reliance on quality of ingredients. Goose Island pioneered barrel-aged beer with the renowned Bourbon County Brand Stout which sits alongside the... Read More →
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House of Angostura

The House of Angostura®
Capitalizing on its heritage as the world's most well-known maker of aromatic bitters, the House of Angostura® has catapulted into the 21st century with an exquisite range of rums, the magnificent Amaro di Angostura® and of course, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange... Read More →
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Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
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Nikka Whisky

Single malt, pure malt and grain whisky expressions from the distilleries founded by the father of Japanese Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru.
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Pierre Ferrand Cognac

In the heart of the famous “Golden Triangle” in Grande Champagne lies the production of one of the world’s most venerated Cognacs, Pierre Ferrand Cognac. Not only is this Cognac considered the “Premier Cru de Cognac” but the house of Cognac Ferrand is lauded as a Grande... Read More →
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United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


8:00pm

Orpheum Theater and Trixie Minx Proudly Present, with The Underground, Cocktail Cabaret
After this year’s wildly successful Valentine’s show at theOrpheum Theater, Cupid’s Cabaret, Trixie Minx and the Orpheum Theater are pairing up once again to create a sizzling summer show —Cocktail Cabaret, shaking up the stage on Saturday, July 23rd.

Tickets are on sale now at www.OrpheumNOLA.com.

Producer Trixie Minx, best known for her burlesque shows, continues to push the creative
boundaries of the traditional tease in this newest production. Inspired by New Orleans’ own
Tales of the Cocktail, Cocktail Cabaret promises to be a night where vintage vaudeville
entertainment takes an exciting contemporary twist perfectly mixed with your favorite spirits.

Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

Ticket Prices:
Reserved Orchestra $20
Reserved Balcony $20
Reserved Orchestra Gold Circle $30
Balcony Loges $30
Balcony Boxes $35

Set in a 1900’s prohibition-era speakeasy, dancing waitresses open the curtains to reveal our Bartender, comic host Chris Lane, who leads guests through a series of tantalizing offerings. Featuring an all-star cast of acrobats, tap dancers, aerialists, and of course the best of burlesque, each performer puts their unique signature on a classic cocktail.

That’s not all the show has in store! More than a show, Cocktail Cabaret is an immersive environment that pays homage to New Orleans’ early 1900’s Vaudeville & Burlesque, but with renewed vitality for today.

As always, Trixie has a few surprises in store for the evening of entertainment. “I can’t tell you EVERYTHING we are going to do, where’s the fun in that?” Says Minx. “But I can tell you that if you come to the show and drink with us you might see a very sparkly pink elephant!” 


Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Orpheum Theater 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
 
Sunday, July 24
 

12:00pm

The Bon Vivants with Imbibe Present the 7th Annual Pig & Punch
Calling Pig & Punch a party hardly does it justice. Now in its 7th year, the festival within a festival that began at Tales of the Cocktail® is filled with pork, punch, music, games, and friends – all under the New Orleans sunshine in Washington Square Park. It’s all about community and camaraderie. In the spirit of Tales of the Cocktail’s commitment to giving back, The Bon Vivants have once again partnered with the New Orleans KIPP Charter Schools to donate both a day of volunteer work with over 100 bartenders from around the country, as well as all the proceeds from the sale of T-Shirts at the event itself. T-Shirts are $40 and get you food and drink.

To date, the event series has raised over $229,105.39 and has coordinated approximately 7,043 volunteer hours in charter schools.  Come out, buy a shirt, get your fill of pig and punch, and let the good times roll at this one of a kind Tales event.


Sponsors
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Imbibe Magazine

Imbibe is the ultimate guide to drinks culture. In every issue of the magazine and on the website, you’ll find the best drink recipes, reviews, destinations and profiles—everything you need to know about the people, places, flavors and culture of drinks around the world.


 


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