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Tuesday, July 19
 

10:00am

The Corner Bar presented by Russian Standard Vodka
There’s a typical morning…
and a Standard morning. On Tuesday, kick-off the week with Russian Standard Vodka at The Corner Bar in the Hotel Monteleone. We’ll be showcasing our award-winning cocktails, crafted all over the world, recreated exclusively for you at Tales of the Cocktail. Our Standard ambassadors will pair your vodka with exotic, insanely delicious Russian delicacies. Come by and let’s share a toast to the week together!

Personalities
avatar for Ty Izquierdo

Ty Izquierdo

Ty Izquierdo started his exciting Bartender/Mixologist adventure while attending College at UCSB. Bartending at several college bars on State Street, he soon became a community favorite and was  named Best Downtown Bartender by The Santa Barbara Independent "Best Of" reader poll... Read More →

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Russian Standard Vodka

Russian Standard Vodka is the standard for great vodka. It is created by combining state-of-the-art distillation techniques with time-honored traditions. Using only the finest ingredients of winter wheat and water of glacial origin, Russian Standard Vodka is the benchmark for excellence... Read More →


3:00pm

Exotico - A Taste From the Other Side presented by Exotico Tequila
Exotico Tequila is the magical spirit created to raise all spirits to a higher plane. It’s a call for all good spirits to rise to the occasion and live life to the fullest. Made in Mexico, Exotico is the distillation of what the Day of the Dead is all about - Join us and celebrate a taste from the other side.

Personalities
avatar for Ashley Ulkus

Ashley Ulkus

Brand Manager, Luxco: Spirited Brands
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Javier San Martin

National Tequila Ambassador, Luxco: Spirited Brands
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Trevor Landry

Beverage Director, NL Group
After graduating from Vanderbilt in 2002, Trevor Landry began his career in the hospitality industry by learning from his biological father’s extensive experience spanning the past 45 years at the extraordinarily successful Let’s Make a Daiquiri in Miami. Landry was groomed for... Read More →

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Wednesday, July 20
 

10:00am

Rye Not Pre-Game presented by Wyborowa Wódka
Come by The Corner Bar stocked with Wyborowa Wódka and pre-game for the tremendous weekend of Tales that lies ahead! Bring your friends, get to know us, and call us Wybo as our friends do. It’s never too early at Tales of the Cocktail and we’re bringing out the best. Grab some chilled shots of Wybo paired with savory surprises, enjoy Wybo on tap, and Rye Not have a cocktail as well? Na Zdrowie!

Personalities
avatar for Zach Lynch

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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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 →


3:00pm

Passport to Port-au-Prince presented by Rhum Barbancourt
Transport yourself to the tropical oasis of the real Caribbean, where you’ll find all the allure and enchantment beginning with the Haitian heyday that captured the hearts of many through today. Show up and sip spirits as we share their history through luscious libations sure to please. Come see why Rhum Barbancourt is Haiti’s treasure, from our shores to yours.

Personalities
avatar for Zach Lynch

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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avatar for Rhum Barbancourt

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 →


 
Thursday, July 21
 

10:00am

Eat, Drink and Be Wild with our All Natural crafted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres presented by Gubba Rum and Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
WILD HIBISCUS FLOWER CO and Jocelyn Etherington (Co-owner / Director) from Australia will be returning to TOTC to demonstrate the versatility of their product range in beautifully crafted cocktails designed by their talented mixologist and bartender team, Anthony DeSerio (Award winning bartender/consultant and former president/current member USBG CT chapter) and Igor Zukowiec (Founder of ALCHEMIQ cocktails • hors d'oeuvres • events). This year, we are joining forces with GUBBA RUM (www.gubbarum.com) and owner, Steve Gubb from MA and using both their exceptionally smooth organic rums in our feature cocktails. Gubba Silver is infused with real coconut and Gubba Gold is infused with real vanilla. Both are pure cane spirits. The flavor profiles and the all natural ingredients pair very well with Wild Hibiscus products. 

We will be featuring none other than our original ruby-red Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup as well as our latest innovative Flower Extracts, including b’Lure (www.b-Lure.com). b’Lure is our all-natural blue color syrup – highly concentrated with the pigment we extract from the exotic butterfly pea flower. When citrus is added it magically changes from bright blue to a divine purple or pink – offering a little extra theatre for cocktails with many possibilities including molecular mixology, foams, bright blue ice that melts into purple and two-part cocktails combined during presentation for a fun color change before drinking.

Our bar will adorn an extra touch of class and creative direction, courtesy of ALCHEMIQ (www.alchemiq.com), a truly unique catering & cocktail company out of NYC with a passion for all things natural, delicious and memorable – just like our flowers! ALCHEMIQ will work its magic with some of our flower products in collaboration with the wonderful Chef Randy and Team at Hotel Monteleone to bring to you some amazing foods to try with your cocktails.

Come and see our whole range of premium, hand-made products from Australia including our three latest Flower Extracts that can be used just like a bitters from a dropper bottle – b’Lure, Hibiscus and Bulgarian Rose (www.wildhibiscus.com). Sip on some craft cocktails and sample Gubba Rum, returning for its third year at Tales. Gubba Rum, so good and so smooth, you can drink it straight or just over ice.

We look forward to serving you and saying hello to our industry friends and cocktail lovers, new and old.

Personalities
avatar for Anthony DeSerio

Anthony DeSerio

Bartender Consultant, Independant/Freelance
Ask me anything you like. I look forward to meeting all of you! Cheers
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Igor Zukowiec

Founder, ALCHEMIQ Catering
I'm a NYC based caterer, bar consultant & beverage stylist for photography. Catering: www.ALCHEMIQ.com Consulting & Styling Portfolio: www.TALKINGCOCKTAILS.com Social: @alchemiq
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Jocelyn Etherington

Co-Owner / Director, Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
Company Co-Owner / Director of Wild Hibiscus Flower Company. I love to visit United States with our Wild Hibiscus Flower products and see how they are being used in the most creative ways. Looking forward to seeing the cocktail industry at its best at TOTC and serving you some great... Read More →
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Steven Gubb

Owner / President, Paradise Imports, LLC
Paradise Imports, LLC is the supplier of Gubba Gold Rum & Gubba Silver Rum. Gubba rum is currently distributed in MA, and we are working on expanding distribution to FL, NV, CO and LA. Gubba Gold & Gubba Silver are both 70 proof, pure cane rums, organic, and as we say in Boston... Read More →

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Gubba Rum

Gubba Silver Rum, infused with real coconut and Gubba Gold Rum, infused with real vanilla. Cane based rums made with organic ingredients, never any flavorings or extracts, 35% ABV. Without doubt, among the smoothest, best tasting rums, at any price, you have ever experienced!
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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 →


3:00pm

Taste an Italian Icon for Today's Cocktail Market presented by Liquore Strega
Join us at The Corner Bar in tasting Liquore Strega an Italian Icon liqueur demonstrating its versatility and its application to the world of mixology and cocktails voted by Drinks International in the Top 10 most trending liqueurs of 2016.


Strega Alberti’s story started in 1860 in Benevento (Italy).
Giuseppe Alberti and his apothecary father revised an ancient recipe for a herbal liqueur that according to legend was brewed by witches in the area and used as love potion; this is how it got its name: Liquore Strega “Witch Liqueur”.
Strega is imported in the US by Shaw-Ross International Importers.

Personalities
avatar for Daniele Taccone

Daniele Taccone

Export Manager, Strega Alberti Benevento SpA
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Julio Cabrera

Managing Partner, The Regent Cocktail Club. Miami
Julio Cabrera is a world renowned bartender whose career has spanned over 25 years. His tenures have included Italy, Mexico, his native Cuba, and currently Miami. He graduated with high honors at the Hotel and TourismUniversity at trainer capacity in Nicosia, Cypress in 1991. He... Read More →
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Ricardo Rodriguez

Bartender, Liquore Strega
Ricardo Rodriguez has worked at some of Miami's most renowned cocktail establishments, including FINKA Table & Tap and The Regent Cocktail Club. In 2015, he won the prestigious Bacardi Legacy South East Regional competition, and went ahead to compete in the East Coast Finals in... Read More →
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Tatiana Columbus

Marketing Manager, Shaw-Ross International Importers
Started my career in the wine & liquor industry 20 years ago at Shaw-ross International Importers. Happy to represent brands such as Strega in the US market and many other domestic and international brands in Shaw-Ross brand portfolio.

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avatar for Strega Alberti

Strega Alberti

Strega Alberti’s story started in 1860 in Benevento (Italy). Giuseppe Alberti and his apothecary father revised an ancient recipe for a herbal liqueur that according to legend was brewed by witches in the area and used as love potion; this is how it got its name: Liquore Strega... Read More →


 
Friday, July 22
 

10:00am

The Recharge Lounge presented by Tia Maria
After a long week of seminars and tasting rooms, come recharge with specialty coffee style cocktails featuring Tia Maria Dark liquor.

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3:00pm

3 Badge Mixology, AGAVE NATION presented by Pasote Tequila and Bozal Mezcal
Tequila and it's country cousin Mezcal are categories for the Cocktailian & Historian alike. The pride, ingenuity and sustainability practices that you find in the most rural of distillerias in Jalisco and Oaxaca is what validates these categories among their peers. Come celebrate the classic margarita, always a contender, forever a favorite made with PASOTE Tequila and get an exclusive first glimpse of our brand new Mezcal, BOZAL. Viva Mexico!

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3 Badge Mixology

Uncle Val's Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye Whiskey, Pasote Tequila, Bozal Mezcal


 
Saturday, July 23
 

10:00am

Sofie-Mosa presented by Goose Island Beer Company
A beer would taste good right about now, right? Join us for a delicious Goose Island Sofie-Mosa, a morning cocktail made with Sofie, a bright, effervescent, barrel-aged Belgian-style farmhouse ale with notes of white pepper and citrus, and hand pressed tart orange juice.

Personalities
avatar for Jacob Grier

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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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 →


3:00pm

Portfolio Speed-Review presented by 3 Badge Mixology
Explore our ever-growing spirit portfolio that offers a variety of small-batch, limited release spirits including: Uncle Val's Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum, Bib & Tucker Bourbon and Masterson's Rye Whiskey. A 3 Badge Mixology tasting lanyard will allow you to explore our offerings and a spin on the cocktail wheel will reward you with a handcrafted 3 Badge Mixology cocktail in a "Go Cup" y'all.

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avatar for 3 Badge Mixology

3 Badge Mixology

Uncle Val's Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye Whiskey, Pasote Tequila, Bozal Mezcal


 


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