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The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Wednesday, July 15 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Rare & Heritage Rums of Demerara

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To step into our distillery is to be taken back in time when you stand next to any one of our four heritage stills that not only produced rum for centuries, but are some of the rarest stills in the world. This seminar, led by Master Distiller Shaun Caleb, will offer you the even rarer opportunity to taste aged individual marques from each of our heritage stills at cask strength. Our Edward Henry Porter is a wooden continuous Coffey still, producing rum since 1880. The double and single pot wooden Navy stills produced rum for the British Navy for centuries; the unique copper necked single-pot originated from the Versailles Estate while the double-pot is the only one of its kind left in the world and originated from the Port Mourant Estate, established in 1732. All three stills are made from Guyanese greenheart (though "Guyana" didn't exist yet!) while our fourth heritage still, the French Savalle, is a metal four-column still also dating back to an 18th century Estate, Uitvlugt. And as a special treat, we will also present our Special Reserve 25 year-old blended rum, coming back stateside for the first time in several years.

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Nalini Tiwari

Nalini has the dream job of marketing El Dorado Rum in the US!  She has the unique opportunity to travel across the US and work with the fascinating people who are the heart and soul of the Spirits Industry.    In her role, Nalini has created a team of local advocates for El Dorado Rum in every key region of the US.  She enjoys the opportunity to do Rum Seminars, host Spirited Dinners and taste all of the wonderful... Read More →

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Shaun Caleb

Master Distiller, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL)
Lennox Shaun Caleb comes to the job of Master Distiller for Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) after a decade-long association with the company. Shaun excelled in Chemistry and Mathematics at Princeton University as a Cadet of DDL, completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Honors and awards in 2007. He later applied his theoretical knowledge to distillation while working under then-Master Distiller, George Leslie... Read More →


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