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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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Friday, July 17 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Rare Spirits Tasting: Malts of Hillrock; Finishes of WhistlePig

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Exclusive tasting of some of the rarest offerings by Hillrock distillery and WhistlePig Rye Whiskey - many completely unavailable in market.

Operating out of their respective farms in New York and Vermont, with the guidance of respected industry master distiller Dave Pickerell, each company unearths only the finest and most coveted liquid to date. Hillrock will be representing exclusive malted whiskeys; WhistlePig limited rye finishes and products never released.

Featured items in this session include:

Hillrock Rare Liquids:
Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt – No Peat Smoke
Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt – 8 Hours Peat Smoke
Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt – 14 Hours Peat Smoke
Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt – New Peat Smoke
Hillrock Estate Distillery Solera Aged Bourbon – Extra Sherry Finish

WhistlePig Rare Liquids:
Boss Hog 2013
Boss Hog 2014: Spirit of Mortimer
Old World Series 12 Year: Sauternes Finish
Old World Series 12 Year: Madeira Finish
Old World Series 12 Year: Port Finish
Old World Series 12 Year Married Finish
Unreleased Finished Rye: Oloroso (Sherry)
Unreleased Finished Rye: Pedro Jimenez (Sherry)
Rare Never Before Tasted Rye (undisclosed name)

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Dave Pickerell

Master Distiller, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey
WhistlePig and Hillrock Estate Distilleries’ Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, a luminary in the world of whiskey, is one of the nation’s preeminent distillers. Before joining WhistlePig, and Hillrock Estate Distillery, Pickerell spent 14 years as Master Distiller for Maker's Mark in Loretto, Kentucky.   He has since joined the WhistlePig team to launch what he regards as his magnum opus: WhistlePig 100% Straight Rye Whiskey... Read More →

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Danielle Eddy

Hillrock Estate Distillery
Danielle joined Hillrock in 2012 with over 12 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Prior to joining the Hillrock team, she was the Director of Public Relations at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, where she was responsible for showcasing spirits category trends and industry data for all spirits in the U.S. In addition to generating media interest in the rich history of the spirits industry and the resurgence... Read More →

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Hillrock Estate Distillery

Proud to be one of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world, Hillrock Estate Distillery is the first U.S. distillery since before Prohibition to traditionally floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate-grown grain. Hillrock’s whiskeys - Solera Aged Bourbon, Single Malt and Double Cask Rye have received an anthology of top medals and notable scores from top spirits competitions both domestically and internationally... Read More →
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Entrepreneur Raj P. Bhakta founded WhistlePig in 2010 with a single goal in mind: creating the world’s finest rye whiskeys. In service of this vision, Bhakta spent his life’s savings on a 500-acre farm in Shoreham, VT – the brand’s home, headquarters and future distillery.With the help of one of the whiskey world’s leading lights, former Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, they set about bringing 100% rye whiskey back to its... Read More →

Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Bonnet Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130