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Thursday, July 21


Absentroux Apéritif Experience presented by Absentroux
Come share the excitement with Absentroux as we make our Tales of the Cocktail debut! We are overjoyed to mix and mingle during Registration. Stop in and sample straightforward, refreshing sips that are sure to start your day on a positive note.

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Zach Lynch

Bar Manager, The Ice Plant
After tending bar in Orlando for a little over ten years in different formats from fine dining to microbrews and craft cocktails I helped found the Central Florida Chapter of the USBG. When working a booth at Rum Renaissance met the owners of the Ice Plant and St Augustine Distillery... Read More →

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The careful blending of dried botanicals and ancestral maceration techniques makes Absentroux a balanced herbal wine to delight all of the senses. Combining the allure of wormwood, the delicacy of lemon balm, the power of anise and other distinct herbs creates an infusion of exceptional... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Royal Ballroom B at the Hotel Monteleone


Island Hopping presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum
Come start your Tales experience off right with Blue Chair Bay Rum! We'll be taking a liquid journey through the Caribbean with cocktails pulling from the diverse history the islands have to offer. Using our authentic Caribbean rum, we will be mixing up the Swizzle from Barbados, a classic Rum Punch from the British Virgin Islands, and a Coquito from Puerto Rico. Expect enough drink umbrellas to sink a ship!

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Rowdy Vass

Operations Manager, Blue Chair Bay Rum

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Blue Chair Bay Rum

Blue Chair Bay Rum is a collection of premium-blended rums created and owned wholly by multiplatinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney. Each of Blue Chair Bay Rum’s 7 varieties, White, Coconut, Coconut Spiced, Banana, Vanilla, Coconut Spiced Rum Cream and Banana Rum Cream, are 100... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Royal Ballroom B at the Hotel Monteleone
Friday, July 22


Meet & Peat presented by Jura
A clean palate, not yet confronted by a parade of food and drink, is quite possibly the best way to appreciate the subtle and refined peatiness of Jura Superstition. With this in mind, we invite you to enjoy a dram with us before making your rounds for the day. Willie Tait the master himself will pour you a dram.

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Neyah White

Single Malt Specialist, Whyte & Mackay Americas
Let's talk whisky.
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Willie Tait

Former Master Distiller, Jura Single Malt Whisky
Only 7 miles wide and 30 long, and with a population of just 200, it is unsurprising that the unique Isle of Jura has only one distillery – the producer of the award-winning single malt whisky. Willie Tait’s involvement with Jura begins in January 1975 when he took on the role... 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 →

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Royal Ballroom B at the Hotel Monteleone


The Taste of Gold: El Dorado Demerara Rum's Finest Aged Rums presented by El Dorado Rum
Master Distiller Shaun Caleb will lead a tasting of El Dorado Demerara Rum’s finest aged spirits. Beginning with true Demerara river sugar cane, El Dorado’s rums are aged under the magical and tropical climate of Guyana, imparting a depth and richness that only comes with a history of crafting rum for over 300 years in the Caribbean. Shaun, no stranger to Tales, looks forward once again to sharing that incredible history through each equally incredible rum.


Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Royal Ballroom B at the Hotel Monteleone

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