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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
Canadian Whisky: The Giant Reawakens

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Canadian whisky, once the best-selling and most-respected in North America, is poised to regain its position - and there's a lot more to Canadian whisky than just rye!

Join Shawn Soole (Canadian bon vivant and award-winning bar manager), Davin de Kergommeaux (author of "Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert") and Dave Mitton (brand ambassador for Wiser's whisky and part-time plaid model) as they walk you through the unexpected joys of Canadian Whisky, its ups, its downs and its ups again!

Moderators
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Shawn Soole

Principal/Owner, S2 Hospitality Concepts
Victorian Bon Vivant at large, Shawn has been behind two of Canada's most nominated and awarded restaurant & bars. Multiple Tales of the Cocktail nominated Clive's Classic Lounge, as founder of Little Jumbo & Author of Cocktail Culture. Shawn's goals are to help continuing to put Victoria and Canada on the international cocktail map while educating, building and working towards bettering himself every day.

Speakers
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Davin de Kergommeaux

Writer & Author, Whisky Canada
Award-winning author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, contributor and feature writer for Whisky Advocate Magazine, contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, founder, Canadian Whisky Awards, whisky judge, public speaker.
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Dave Mitton

Global Canadian Whisky Ambassador for J.P. Wiser's, Lot No. 40 and Pike Creek, Corby / Pernod Ricard
For the past 18 years Dave has been working behind the wood - shaking up cocktails around the globe at spirited affairs, culinary symposiums, fashion shows, charity events, beach bars, art galleries and even the occasional grocery store. | | All the while, he’s helped hold down the fort at his two Toronto establishments. | The Harbord Room, that he opened in 2007 and in 2012, he and his partners expanded the family to include its... Read More →

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Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
La Nouvelle Orleans East at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130