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Wednesday, July 20
 

10:30am

O Canada presented by Crown Royal
Join the Diageo Masters of Whisky for a celebration of all things Canadian – flannel, hockey, hockey hair, politeness, pop music and whisky. Enjoy poutine, bacon and tasty cocktails – and sip on the 2016 World Whisky of the Year, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye.

Personalities
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Ewan Morgan

National Director : Diageo Masters of Whisky, Diageo
Ewan is a third generation ‘whisky man’. His father was maltings manager at Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside and later the distillery manager at Highland Park Distillery on the island of Orkney. His Grandfather was the brewer at the famed distillery Cardhu. Ewan was born in Dufftown... Read More →
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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 →
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Stephen Wilson

National Brand Ambassador for Crown Royal, Diageo

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10:30am

Tianguis de Bebidas Mexicanas presented by Montelobos, Don Fulano, Fortaleza, Arette, Wahaka, Heavy Metl, Back Bar Project, Ilegal, Pierde Almas, Mestizo Mezcal, Mezcal Tosba and Sotol Hacienda
Experience Mexico through a traditional Mexican Spirits tasting. Tequila from the Bajío, Southern Mexico´s Mezcal and Sotol from the Northern region. Join us on a journey that reflects the culture and traditions of Mexico.

Brands featured: Mezcal Wahaka, Montelobos, Rey Campero, Real Minero, Mezcalósfera, Nuestra Soledad, El Jolgorio, Pierde Almas, Ilegal Mezcal, Tequila Fortaleza, Don Fulano, Sotol Por Siempre, Hacienda de Chihuahua, Ancho Reyes, Arette Tequila, Los Danzantes, Mestizo Mezcal, and Mezcal Tosba.

Personalities
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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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Ricardo Pico

Brand Ambassador, Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua
Brand Ambassador for Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua. Sotol and Mexican Spirits enthusiast and explorer.
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William Scanlan

Owner, Heavy Metl
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Yira Vallejo

Social and Cultural Projects, Mezcal Pierde Almas
From NY to Oaxaca. From an executive position to a job that allows me to develop cultural and social projects for craft mezcal producing villages. Extensive experience in craft brand development and sales. I am excited to be part of the Pierde Almas family at this important juncture... Read More →

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11:00am

Booze, Brass & Burlesque presented by Woody Creek Distillers
They say you can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you.

Kick off your Tales experience by immersing yourself in the best New Orleans has to offer all in one sensational tasting room - classic big easy cocktails, a boisterous brass band and the sultry styling’s of NOLA’s own Bustout burlesque performers. We at Woody Creek Distillers like keepin’ it real - real spirits, real distilling, real New Orleans. Come join national brand ambassador Sean Kenyon, Master Distiller David Matthews and Owner Mark Kleckner as we celebrate #TheReturnOfReal in New Orleans - in true Crescent City style!

We will be featuring cocktail creations by 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Winning Best Bartender and owner of Williams & Graham Sean Kenyon, sampling our farm to bottle batch distilled spirits paired with classic creole cuisine - and who could forget - the entertainment!

Long after the tasting rooms close and the seminars end, you’ll head home with a ‘tale’ from the big easy you won’t want to miss!

Personalities
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David Matthews

Head Distiller, VP of Operations, Woody Creek Distillers
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Keith Hemeon

V.P. ofSales, Woody Creek Distillers
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Sean Kenyon

Bartender/Proprietor, Williams & Graham, Denver, CO
Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930's. Sean was raised in his family's pubs and while other kids wanted to be firemen or super heroes... Read More →

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Woody Creek Distillers

When we founded Woody Creek Distillers, we knew we wanted to make nothing but the finest craft spirits, each with a unique taste and character that was true to the origins of that spirit.It’s a standard we hold ourselves to every day. And why we grow and harvest some of our ingredients... Read More →


3:00pm

2016 Masters of Moonshine presented by Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ole Smoky Moonshine has partnered with the Tasting Panel Magazine to host the 2016 Masters of Moonshine finals competition at Tales of the Cocktail. Mixologists from all over the country have competed in semi-final competitions. The winners from each city will compete to win $5000 and the title of Master of Moonshine. The semi-finalists will mix an Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine (70 proof) cocktail for guests to taste and vote. After votes have been calculated, we will crown the 2016 Master of Moonshine.

Personalities
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Bill Whitlow

Beverage Director, Wiseguy Lounge
Bill Whitlow started behind the bar at the age of 16. Barbacking through high school, he developed a strong introduction to the industry and continued to learn from his experiences. Bartending from the age of 20 years old, Bill has continued to pursue growth learning with every opportunity... Read More →
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Bohdan Darway

Lead Bartender, SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
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Dana Dixon

Swingin' Doors Saloon

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3:00pm

Shhh...There’s a New Rum in Town presented by Plantation Rum
Maison Ferrand, producer of Plantation Rum, has been known to introduce new spirits at Tales to their most important audience – the bartenders. And, we’re happy to say, this year will be no different! 



From the company that brought you the beloved Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum (introduced at Tales in 2014), this year you will be amongst the first in the country to taste a rum that has been born of a crazy plan and a secret meeting at Arnaud’s during last year’s Tales. Alexandre Gabriel, Maison Ferrand’s fearless leader, scoured rum-joints around the world to find six grizzled old salts who knew which end of a rum-bottle was which. Together they came up with this new Plantation rum that is, well, going to knock your socks off.

We aren’t ready at this writing to disclose the exact name of the rum or the six grizzled old salts that had a hand in creating it, but trust us, you all know who they are. They just happen to be sworn to secrecy for a little while longer. And don’t worry, all will be revealed before Tales kicks off.

See you at our Plantation rum bar…

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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 →


3:30pm

BULLEIT ON BOURBON – AN OPEN HOUSE
You're invited to celebrate the past, enjoy the present and look to the future.  Tom Bulleit and family are opening the doors and inviting you in for a celebration at the Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street.  We will also be welcoming some our newest friends and favorite hometown band, Houndmouth.  Everyone is welcome to stop by for some true Kentucky hospitality and to hear firsthand what’s new with Bulleit.  Be sure not to miss Bulleit’s take on the Moscow Mule … “The Hound Mule” (Inspired by the band Houndmouth).

Personalities
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Hollis Bulleit

World Ambassador Bulleit, Bulleit
If you hear a loud melodic laugh from across the room (somewhere in between a cackle and a roar) then you have just heard Hollis Bulleit. If you scan the room and see a bewitching bearcat Top Hat bobbing about then you have almost seen Hollis Bulleit (she's a bit of a hobbit and quite... Read More →
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Tom Bulleit

Founder, Bulleit Distilling Co.

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Thursday, July 21
 

10:30am

Booze Revolution: Taste of the DMV, II presented by Lyon Distilling Co.
Craft spirits are sweeping the nation, and these brands represent the best from our capitol region! Distillers from Lyon Distilling, New Columbia Distillers, Don Ciccio & Figli & One-Eight Distilling will discuss methods for distilling whiskey, gin, rum, amaro & more, alongside TRUE Syrups, Embitterment, & Element Shrub. Enjoy a series of seven divine "local-only" libations, created exclusively from DMV products. Cheers to the Booze Revolution!

Personalities
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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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Element Shrub

We make non-alcoholic shrubs (drinking vinegars), all made with apple cider vinegar for mocktails, cocktails and cooking. #drinkmoreshrub
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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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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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One Eight Distilling

Representing the nation's capital with the finest small batch spirits, One Eight Distilling is named for Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, which provided for the establishment of a district to serve as the nation’s capital. We distill District Made Vodka, Ivy City Gin... 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.


10:30am

Charity Cocktail Challenge Finals and Tasting presented by Four Roses Bourbon
You’ve heard about it - The Four Roses Charity Cocktail Challenge held in ten major cities across the nation.  

Join us in our Tasting Room to cheer on your favorite bartender as they compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. An esteemed panel of judges will score the 10 Finalists and their Four Roses cocktails. 

Stay awhile and sample competitor's cocktails, taste each of the Four Roses Bourbon products and a very special Limited Edition release! Spend time with Master Distiller Brent Elliott and the Four Roses Bourbon Team. Learn what makes Four Roses Bourbon unique and special. 

Learn more about the Four Roses Charity Cocktail Challenge


11:00am

The Explorer’s Lounge presented by Martin Miller’s Gin
You are cordially invited to the Martin Miller's Gin Explorer's Lounge, an experiential hideaway in the seductive Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse. Enjoy the spirit neat, in bespoke cocktails and learn firsthand from the founders about the spirit's maritime journey from England to Iceland and the critical importance of water in production. Jazz, cocktail demos, prizes and nautical libations will be hosted by the brand's founders and bon vivants. Co-founder and Creative Director, David Bromige, will lead a spirited Q&A with Kelly Magyarics, a celebrated wine, spirits and lifestyle writer/educator whose work appears in Wine Enthusiast, Cheers, Taste and many others and who has experienced the magic of Iceland firsthand through the lens of Martin Miller’s Gin.

Personalities
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Brendan Drewniany

PR & Marketing Manager, Martin Miller's Gin
I handle the media relations, marketing events, and brand strategy for Martin Miller's Gin in the US. Martin Miller's Gin is a British gin company, owned by The Reformed Spirits Company in London. A perennial favorite, our gin is distilled in London and blended in Iceland with pure... Read More →
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Jacob Ehrenkrona

Chief Executive Officer, Reformed Spirits Company Ltd
Born in 1975, Jacob Ehrenkrona assumed his current position as Chief Executive Officer of the Reformed Spirits Company, the company behind the development of such brands as Martin Miller’s Gin, Fever-Tree and, in 2009, Triibe. With over 11 years experience developing super premium... Read More →
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Jaki Winkles

Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Kindred Spirits USA
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Kelly Magyarics

Wine, Spirits & Lifestyle Writer, freelance
Kelly Magyarics is a wine, spirits and lifestyle writer and wine educator in the Washington, D.C. area. She hold a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the WSET and is BarSmarts certified. Her work appears in Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com, Food Network, Lonely Planet, Cheers, Nightclub... Read More →
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Mike Pulvertaft

National Sales Director, Martin Miller's Gin

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3:00pm

Actor & Artist Influences on Cocktails presented by AlambiQ & Boiron Freres
We cordially invite you to an afternoon of themed drinks inspired by rapscallion actors and artist such as Al Pacino, Danny Trejo, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, Benicio Del Toro, Quintin Tarantino, and more. Also, please join us for a pre-birthday toast for Freddy Diaz's 40th. We hope to see you there!
Cocktails crafted by AlambiQ compliments of Boiron Fruit Purees and Remy-Cointreau USA.
Complimentary bites will also be served.

Personalities
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Freddy Diaz

Owner/Co-Founder/Partner, AlambiQ/Collectif 1806/Boiron Freres
-Owner at AlambiQ Inc - Miami, Florida - Bar Entrepreneurship, Cocktail & Bar Consultancy, Drink Development, Spirit Education & Training, and Cocktail Event Catering - Established 2009 - www.alambiQ.com -Co-Founder and Thirsty Revivalist at Collectif 1806 - Miami, Florida - www.collectif1806.com -Partner... Read More →
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Philip Khandehrish

Bartender, AlambiQ
I was born in Iran but also have Greek and Assyrian heritage. I came to America when I was 5 and moved to Miami when I was 7. In the last 30 years, in Miami, I have seen and been a part of its beatiful growth. Aside from working at AlambiQ I also run a bar in the Setai Hotel in... Read More →

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AlambiQ

- Cocktail Consultancy & Bar Concept Development, Spirits & Cocktail Education, Bar Entrepreneurship, Cocktail Event Catering and Management, and Brand Experiential Marketing- Partners with Boiron Fruit Purees, Valence, France. - Thirsty Revivalist at Collectif 1806


3:00pm

Tasting Room and Bruto Americano Launch Party presented by St. George Spirits
With its 34-year history of creating one-of-a-kind spirits, California’s St. George Spirits is respected as an American craft spirits pioneer and regarded as one of the most innovative distilleries in the country. At St. George’s Tales tasting room, you’ll be able to explore a range of the distillery’s spirits both neat and in cocktails—and be among the first to try St. George’s latest release: Bruto Americano, the distillery’s brand-new bitter aperitivo liqueur.

On hand for Q&A and fine company: Head Distiller/President of Vices Dave Smith, Director of Hospitality and Education Andie Ferman, and a hard-working, fast-slinging crew of bartenders from all over the United States. Join us!



  • Ryan Williams of Merchant and Lucille, Madison, WI: Using our St. George Absinthe Verte

  • Chris Hannah of French 75 Bar, New Orleans, La: Using our St. George Botanivore Gin and Bruto Americano

  • TJ Palmieri of Madrina's, Jacksonville, FL: Using our St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur

  • Tyler Hudgens of The Dabney, Washington, DC: Using our St. George Green Chile Vodka

  • Casey Wallin, Young's Markert AZ Mixologist, Phoenix, AZ: Using our Nola Coffee Liqueur

  • Daniel Sabo of Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA: Using our California Citrus Vodka and Bruto Americano

  • Kellie Thorn of Empire State South, Atlanta, GA: Using our St. George Dry Rye Gin & Bruto Americano

  • Natasha Leila Bahrami of The Gin Room, St. Louis, MO: Using our St. George Terroir Gin

  • Lucinda Sterling of Middle Branch and Seaborne, NYC, NY: Using our St. George Raspberry Brandy and Bruto Americano

  • Marissa Huth of Bordel, Chicago, IL: Using our Raspberry Liqueur


Personalities
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Andie Ferman

Brand Ambassador, St. George Spirits
Since joining St. George Spirits in 2006, Andie Ferman has been an instrumental part of the distillery's operations—overseeing the tasting room and educational tours, leading spirits seminars, and representing St. George at tasting events across the country as the distillery's national... Read More →
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Casey Wallin

Mixologist, Youngs Market Company
My Name is Casey Wallin and I’m the Mixologist for Young’s Market Company in Arizona. After spending 10 years in the fashion industry as a global makeup artist for MAC cosmetics, I was ready for a change. I knew that I needed to be doing something that was highly creative and... Read More →
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Chris Hannah

Bartender, French 75 Bar
Chris Hannah began his stint behind the bar in the late 90’s at Duck News Cafe. The demographics of his clientele ranged from the ages of 40 to 60, and their drinking habits were an emulation of how their parents enjoyed drinks during the cocktail’s hey-day. Hannah’s first experiences... Read More →
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Dan Sabo

Director of Beverage & Bars, Ace Hotel
Over the past nine years, Dan Sabo helped develop and run the beverage programs at some of New York’s top restaurants. He fostered the opening programs at Five Leaves, Nights and Weekends, Whitehall Bar +Kitchen, Rye, Artisanal, and Kampuchea, before adding his talents to the lineup... Read More →
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Dave Smith

Head Distiller & President of Vices, St. George Spirits
After stints as a teacher and in winemaking, Dave Smith joined St. George Spirits in 2005 upon realizing that he was spending a healthy portion of his salary on alcohol.Over the last 13 years, Dave has become an accomplished distiller with experience across St. George’s entire portfolio... Read More →
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Kellie Thorn

Bar Manager/Beverage Director, Empire State South/Hugh Acheson
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Lucinda Sterling

Owner/Bartender, MIddle Branch
Lucinda Sterling began her journey into bartending by packing up her SUV in Denver and embarking on a cross-country road trip to the East Coast. A New York City pit stop became a permanent residence, and more than ten years later, Lucinda still calls Manhattan home. With no bartending... Read More →
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Natasha Bahrami

Owner, The Gin Room
Known as The Gin Girl, we've created a platform for the exchange and expansion of knowledge regarding the world of gin, its ever growing spectrum and the people and places around the world that covet the spirit.
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Ryan Williams

Cocktologist
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TJ Palmieri

Bartender, Madrina\'s
TJ has stood behind every different kind of bar imaginable before finding his way into the cocktail world nearly a decade ago. He was the bar manager for Dragonfly Restaurants before moving on to helm the award winning 2nd Street Speakeasy and is now hard at work opening Madrina's... Read More →
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Tyler Hudgens

Bar Director, The Dabney
Tyler Hudgens, a former Navy brat who now calls Washington, DC home, is the Bar Director at The Dabney.  Her bar program embraces southern hospitality and reflects Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s Mid-Atlantic inspired concept: showcasing classically inspired cocktails with local and... Read More →

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3:00pm

The World of Fratelli Branca presented by Distillerie Branca
Experience Global Cocktail Culture as you travel the world in our Fratelli Branca tasting room, hosted by sixth generation Edoardo Branca and our Fratelli Branca Portfolio Manager team! 

Visit Italy, Japan, Germany, and of course the USA with special guests showcasing the latest trends from their bars using Fernet-Branca and Antica Formula.  Speak with legendary stand outs in the cocktail scene while enjoying libations they actually serve at their bars!
 
Our talented international guests include:   


  • Edoardo Branca, sixth generation Branca Family Member (Italy)

  • Hidetsugu Ueno, owner, Bar High Five (Japan)

  • Nick Wu, owner of the East End Bar Tapai, (Taiwan)

  • Sebastian Schneider, Brand Ambassador (Germany)


If you are also interested in cocktail trends from across the USA we have that covered too.  The national Fratelli Branca Portfolio Manager team will showcase some of their very best cocktails from around the country using the Fratelli Branca portfolio of brands from sea to shining sea!  

Edoardo Branca will also give a special toast, you can enter the Fernet-Branca raffle, enjoy frozen treats, show your best Fernet Face in our photo booth, and you guessed it, celebrate Fernet-Branca’s global brand presence with this year’s unique, limited edition challenge coin!



3:30pm

Mezan, A Rare Collection of Vintage Rums presented by Niche Import Co.
Warren Bobrow is Mezan Rum’s USA Brand Ambassador & author of ‘Cannabis Cocktails' along with Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Nominee. Warren will present Mezan Rum and each of the rich vintages: Jamaica XO, Panama 2006 & Guyana 2005. Unsweetened, uncolored & only lightly filtered, these vintage rums represent the finest, truest expression of their Caribbean country of origin.

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Mezan

Unsweetened, uncolored and only lightly filtered, Mezan vintage rums represent the finest, truest expression of their producer and country of origin. Mezan rum slowly ages in ex-bourbon oak casks until it has reached the height of its potential.


 
Friday, July 22
 

10:30am

Oregonasm... for your tastebuds presented by Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery
Our tasting room showcases the portfolios of a select group of Oregon's distilled spirits artisans. We will be joined by a few of our fellow Oregonian friends who offer products that complement the spirits.

Come enjoy this eclectic variety of the best that Oregon has to offer. We promise your experience will be as exciting and satisfying as the name of our tasting room suggests!

Personalities
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Andrea Loreto

President, Elixir, Inc.
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Art Tierce

Sales and Production, Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery
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christian krogstad

Founder and Master Distiller, Aviation American Gin
As founder and master distiller of independently owned and operated House Spirits Distillery, Christian Krogstad is one of the visionaries behind America’s craft distilling resurgence. Krogstad established House Spirits Distillery in 2004, bringing together his experience as a... Read More →
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Clear Creek Distillery

Pure fruit spirits from the Pacific Northwest.
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Elixir, Inc.

Elixir® craft distillery, founded by Italian brothers Andrea and Mario Loreto in Eugene, Oregon, is dedicated to revivifying traditional spirits in the Italian tradition using the finest all-natural ingredients. All of our spirits are composed of pure McKenzie River water and GMO... Read More →
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House Spirits Distillery

Founded in 2004 by Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery is a leader of America’s craft distilling resurgence and the anchor of Portland, Oregon’s famed Distillery Row.  The company’s award-winning products include Aviation American Gin, Westward Oregon Straight Malt... Read More →
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Jeanine Racht

National Sales Manager, Clear Creek Distillery
Jeanine has been a highly knowledgeable and motivated Spirits Educator and National Sales Manager at Clear Creek Distillery since 2006. An expert in the production and application of spirits in a modern world she still has a firm belief that the history and tradition of these spirits... Read More →
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New Deal Distillery

New Deal Distillery makes quality small-batch spirits, inspired by the DIY culture of Portland, OR. From grain-to-glass vodka, to small batch whiskies, to unique gins and bitter liqueurs, we've been a pioneer in craft spirits since 2004. #NewDealPDX
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Oregon Spirit Distillers

Oregon Spirit Distillers is located in Bend, Oregon, and distills high-quality, hand-crafted, award-winning spirits including Oregon Spirit Vodka, C.W. Irwin Bourbon, Ottis Webber Wheat Whiskey, Merrylegs Genever, Wild Card Absinthe, J. Becher Rye Whiskey, One-Eyed Jon Spiced Rum... Read More →

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Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery

An organic farm, artisan wine company, vermouth house and alembic distillery, Ransom juxtaposes many of the finest old world craft beverage traditions with creative innovation. Founded in 1997 by Tad Seestedt with a fistful of credit cards and a dream of self-sufficiency, the name... Read More →


10:30am

Texas Swing Canteen presented by Deep Eddy Vodka
Get ready to jump, jive and wail, Daddy-O! Join us on Friday, July 22 for a 1940’s-themed mess hall dance celebrating vintage Americana with swing dancers, classic pinup models and good old fashioned food & drink. Join us at 10:30am at the Royal C&D of the Hotel Monteleone for a tasting event brought to you from the heart of Texas.

Join us for a salute to the U.S. of A. with vodkas made with real ingredients by Austin’s original Deep Eddy Vodka!

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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.


11:00am

Storytelling: Letters to a Young Bartender presented by Bacardi USA
Letters to a Young Bartender returns to Tales of the Cocktail® with new letters from legendary mentors of the global bartending scene. Find out what advice they wish they could have given themselves as they started out on their journey behind the stick.


11:00am

Suite Silencio presented by Mezcal El Silencio
Need refuge from the mayhem? Slink down the rabbit hole into the exotic lair of Suite Silencio, in the Vieux Carre atop the Monteleone. Unwind with one of Mezcal El Silencio’s signature cocktails, Fidelio or The Dark Rabbit, as you soak in the seductive, titillating surroundings. Then, close your eyes and melt into soothing hands that will invigorate you. You’ll leave refreshed, revived and perhaps, a bit sinfully inspired.

Personalities
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Anthony Parks

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
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Brandon Turner

Brand Ambassador, El Silencio Mezcal
Brandon Turner has been a professional bartender for 16 years in Austin, San Antonio, & the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turner joined the El Silencio Mezcal team in 2015 as the Brand Ambassdor for the great state of Texas to teach bars/restaurants/consumers about the production of Mezcal... Read More →
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Carlos Ochoa

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
Carlos Ochoa, Brand Ambassador for Mezcal El Silencio, joined the team when the company was founded and launched to the US market in 2013. A career spirits-lover, Carlos first entered the bar industry as a bar back at the age of 17. Since working his way up in his earlier years, Ochoa... Read More →
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Leann Kruger

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
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Star Hodgson

Brand Ambassador - Louisiana, Mezcal El Silencio
Star Hodgson, Cocktail Concoctionist ~ has been exacting classic, creating contemporary and sprucing up traditional cocktail recipes for over 16 years. Her love for the culinary arts and entertaining friends culminated into a form of liquid concocting. This passion drove her to her... Read More →

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3:00pm

Indie Spirits Keep Rocking presented by Distilled Events
Join us at this walk around tasting featuring an eclectic collection of small spirits entrepreneurs including distillers, importers and private label bottlers. Join us as we share spirits and our passion for the spirits business. Meet the people who are driven to succeed against all odds in this highly competitive business.

Musical backdrop once again provided by our man from Boston, Brother Cleve.

Personalities
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Brother Cleve

Ambassador of the Cocktail Nation
Bartending since 1987, also work as musician, DJ, producer, bar consultant. Spread the cocktail gospel in the 90's as keyboardist with loungecore act Combustible Edison (SubPop). Old drunk.
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Byrrh Grand Quinquina

Byrrh Grand Quinquina is made to the original late 19th century recipe that earned worldwide fame and inspired fifty years of evocative poster art. Byrrh combines a generous, port-like wine and mistelle base with a firm backbone of natural quinine to produce a fruity, refreshing... Read More →
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Dave Schmier

owner, Proof and Wood Ventures, Inc / Distilled Events
Co-founder Redemption Rye Producer of Indie Spirits Expo Looking for new opportunities

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3:00pm

Partly Peated, Wholly Uncommon presented by Jura
Heavily peated whisky is easy to find, sweet whisky isn’t exactly hiding either. But who’s in the middle? Join Willie Tait and Neyah White as we explore the most un-get-at-able distillery in Scotland for a dram that’s not too smoky, not too sweet, but just right.

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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 →


3:30pm

A Spirited Celebration of the Americas presented by Diageo USA and Bittered Sling
Pan-American Potables takes guests on a tour from Western Canada to the Southern United States, mid-Mexico through to Central America, with a quick bounce to the Patagonian region of South America, all told through the story of cocktails. Lead by Bittered Sling Bitters co-owner & World Class Canada Bartender of the Year Lauren Mote, with award-winning bartenders & Diageo Reserve Brands. Music, culture, character - a celebration not to be missed!

Personalities
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Grant Sceney

Head Bartender, Fairmont Pacific Rim
Come talk to Grant al things booze related with a strong focus on quality, creativity and genuine hospitality. Grant Sceney oversees the cocktail program for the Fairmont Pacific Rim and can be found behind the bar at The Lobby Lounge. Born and raised in Melbourne Australia... Read More →
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Jonathan Chovancek

Bittered Sling Bitters
For more than 20 years, Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s abundant enthusiasm, inspired creativity and commitment to technique and locality has led to a dynamic career in some of Canada’s most celebrated restaurants, luxury resorts and catering companies. He has consulted on culinary... Read More →
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Katie Ingram

Head Bartender, L'Abattoir
Originally from Toronto, I moved out west after finishing my degree in Theatre Studies. I began to work in the industry at a bar that was attached to another cocktail bar and quickly began to fall in love with cocktails, spirits and wine. It's almost been two years since I started... Read More →
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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 →
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Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bar Manager, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar
Armed with an exhaustive knowledge of cocktail lore, a penchant for holding court behind the pine and a reputation for shaking up unique, elegant-yet-funky twists on traditional drinks, Sabrine Dhaliwal has quickly established herself as a top-shelf talent recognized not just in her... Read More →
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Urban Bar

Urban Bar has been designing market leading bar and glassware for the hospitality and drinks industry for over 30 years.Our aim is to produce shapes that enhance the pleasure and enjoyment of the drinking experience.We offer machine and handmade glasses and a comprehensive range of... Read More →
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Walter Caesar

Since its introduction in 1969, the Caesar has truly been Canada’s cocktail. Yet, the vast majority of Caesars are made with a watery mix containing added MSG, colouring, and high-fructose corn syrup.For us, that’s a problem. So we made Walter. Proudly crafted in small batches... Read More →

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Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Vodka, Diageo Reserve Brand
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Tanqueray No. 10 Gin

Named after the still number of its origin, Tanqueray No. TEN gin is an homage to the passion and attention to detail that Charles Tanqueray stood for. Crafted with the perfect martini in mind, the fresh citrus fruits of No. Ten perfectly complement and capture the exquisite essence... Read More →
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World Class

This is World Class. Glamour, sophistication and fantastic cocktail creation, with unforgettable drinks and memories.The world’s greatest mixologists compete throughout the year in the industry’s most respected bartender competition, judged by bartending luminaries – and you... Read More →


3:30pm

Chilcano Chill Out presented by Trade Commission of Peru in Miami
Every country has its cooler; and Peru's contribution to warm weather refreshers is the Chilcano.  At its heart, Pisco, gingerale, and bitters; but the farm's the limit when it comes to mixing in flavors from fruity to savory. 

Come explore the eight grapes used in Pisco production and how they all differ when it comes to making this simple cocktail.

Drinks By:
Brother Cleve (Boston)
Nathan Dalton/Catahoula Hotel (NOLA)
Alba Huerta/Julep (Houston)
Jim Kearns/Happiest Hour & Slowly Shirley (NYC)
Ivy Mix/Leyenda (NYC)
Charlie Moore/Knife (Dallas) 

Personalities
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Brother Cleve

Ambassador of the Cocktail Nation
Bartending since 1987, also work as musician, DJ, producer, bar consultant. Spread the cocktail gospel in the 90's as keyboardist with loungecore act Combustible Edison (SubPop). Old drunk.
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Charlie Moore

Head Bartender, Knife
Charlie brings years of experience bartending in and around Dallas to life through thoughtfully made cocktails and friendly service. He got his start in craft cocktails working closely with his mentor, Brand Hensarling (of Fort Worth's The Usual) at a small restaurant called CampO... Read More →
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Ivy Mix

Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin... Read More →
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Jim Kearns

Head Bartender and Partner, The Happiest Hour
Jim Kearns is head bartender and partner at The Happiest Hour, a new bi-level drinking and dining destination in New York’s Greenwich Village that salutes America’s sexiest decades. He is responsible for developing and executing a beverage program at the highest level and ensuring... Read More →
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Nathan Dalton

F&B Director, Catahoula Hotel
Nathan is currently the Food and Beverage Director of the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans, which includes a Peruvian bar and restaurant, a cafe, and a before long a tiki bar on the rooftop. Previously, he was the bar director for the Felipe’s Taqueria operation and opened Tiki Tolteca... Read More →

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Saturday, July 23
 

10:30am

'Shochu'- Discover Japan's #1 Spirit presented by Japan Sake and Shochu Association
Learn the Ins and Outs of Shochu -hidden myth from Japan at Tales of Cocktail!

Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association showcases eight distinguished Shochu made from various ingredents. Shochu and Awamori are Japan’s most popular spirit, their national alcoholic beverages.

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Japan Sake and Shochu Association

ABOUT THE JAPAN SAKE AND SHOCHU MAKERS ASSOCIATION: The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association was established in 1953 pursuant to the Japanese Act on Securing of Liquor Tax and on Liquor Business Associations. Ensuring safe and secure liquor business transactions, it oversees the... Read More →


10:30am

Rising Anchors presented by Anchor Distilling
Anchor Distilling Co. has long celebrated the efforts and inspiration of bartenders & we are now excited to take that one step further by recognizing those individuals as “Rising Anchors.” These Rising Anchors are not only passionate about the quality of the beverages they serve, but also about advancing cocktail culture. They are leaders & storytellers behind their bar & within the industry. Hop on board as we raise our Anchors up & set sail.

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Personalities
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Diego Loret de Mola

Born and raised in Lima Peru, Diego moved to USA in 1985. He is a successful professional with over 25 years of experience in international and domestic markets.  Although he spent his first 10 years in the financial industry, trading non-ferrous metals worldwide, he found his true... Read More →
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John Troia

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
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Matteo Luxardo

Export Manager, Luxardo S.p.A.
Born in 1974, grew up in the country side till the age of 10 where I have discovered the beauty of being wild, a feeling that have never left me. Graduated from high school as a graphic designer have tried the world of university studying Japanese and Chinese, I have tried hardly... Read More →

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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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BarSol

BarSol is leading the pisco renaissance into the modern age with the revitalization of the historic Bodega San Isidro in the Ica Valley region of Peru, which has long been recognized for its pisco production. The historic Bodega San Isidro facility is located in the southern extremes... Read More →
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Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon

The modern Hirsch whiskey brand is an inspired reflection of the legendary A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old that many consider to be the finest expression of American bourbon ever produced. The Hirsch heritage lives on as a range of sourced selections that celebrate the heritage of... 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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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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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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Westland Distillery

Founded in 2010, Westland Distillery mashes, distills, matures and bottles American Single Malt Whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest with the mission of bringing a new and distinctly American voice to the world of single malt whiskey.


11:00am

The Zucca Experience presented by Zucca Rabarbaro
Zucca Rabarbaro will take you on a historical journey through time showcasing the history, and exotic ingredients used to make this classic Italian amaro. Taste and explore cocktails with the latest mixology trends in mind.

Personalities
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Paul Sevigny

Director of Brand Ambassadors/Education & Outreach, Disaronno International
Formerly behind the bar at the Florida Room in the iconic Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, Paul is currently the US Director of Brand Ambassador for Disaronno International. With over 15 years of experienced in the hospitality industry, Paul has consulted on beverage programs for high... Read More →

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11:00am

Suite Silencio presented by Mezcal El Silencio
Need refuge from the mayhem? Slink down the rabbit hole into the exotic lair of Suite Silencio, in the Vieux Carre atop the Monteleone. Unwind with one of Mezcal El Silencio’s signature cocktails, Fidelio or The Dark Rabbit, as you soak in the seductive, titillating surroundings. Then, close your eyes and melt into soothing hands that will invigorate you. You’ll leave refreshed, revived and perhaps, a bit sinfully inspired.

Personalities
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Anthony Parks

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
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Brandon Turner

Brand Ambassador, El Silencio Mezcal
Brandon Turner has been a professional bartender for 16 years in Austin, San Antonio, & the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turner joined the El Silencio Mezcal team in 2015 as the Brand Ambassdor for the great state of Texas to teach bars/restaurants/consumers about the production of Mezcal... Read More →
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Carlos Ochoa

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
Carlos Ochoa, Brand Ambassador for Mezcal El Silencio, joined the team when the company was founded and launched to the US market in 2013. A career spirits-lover, Carlos first entered the bar industry as a bar back at the age of 17. Since working his way up in his earlier years, Ochoa... Read More →
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Leann Kruger

Brand Ambassador, Mezcal El Silencio
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Star Hodgson

Brand Ambassador - Louisiana, Mezcal El Silencio
Star Hodgson, Cocktail Concoctionist ~ has been exacting classic, creating contemporary and sprucing up traditional cocktail recipes for over 16 years. Her love for the culinary arts and entertaining friends culminated into a form of liquid concocting. This passion drove her to her... Read More →

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3:00pm

The Boilermaker presented by The High End
Know what pairs perfectly with liquor? Beer! Please join Mirella Amato (one of the worlds 11 Master Cicerones) who will give a seminar, about a trend sweeping the world “The Boilemaker” All why you get an opportunity to meet with our brewers, while tasting expertly paired craft beers & spirits. 
Beers: Goose Island Beer Co., Blue Point Brewery, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Co., Golden Road Brewing Co.

Personalities
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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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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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The High End

The High End is a business unit of Anheuser-Busch, created to provide its unique craft brands and imports with autonomy and support for growth, while fostering a collaborative environment for the brightest brewers in the beer community. The High End includes imports such as Stella... Read More →


3:30pm

The Renaissance Brand presented by Disaronno International
Explore a brand born during the renaissance period of Italian culture. Disaronno will take you on a historical journey through time showcasing 500 years of history and a recipe passed down from one generation to the next. Taste and explore cocktails with the latest mixology trends in mind exploring the versatility and "rebirth" of the worlds favorite Italian liquor.

Personalities
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Paul Sevigny

Director of Brand Ambassadors/Education & Outreach, Disaronno International
Formerly behind the bar at the Florida Room in the iconic Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, Paul is currently the US Director of Brand Ambassador for Disaronno International. With over 15 years of experienced in the hospitality industry, Paul has consulted on beverage programs for high... Read More →

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