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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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Saturday, July 18 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jamaica's Influence on Cocktail Culture

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Jamaica, that tiny island in the Caribbean is internationally known for it's cultural exports such as Bob Marley, Reggae, Usain Bolt, Herbs* and even Bob-sleighing, but it has also influenced some famous cocktails with it's biggest and most re-known of exports... RUM. Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell brings to life some of the historical Jamaican stories with a few samples of new & world exclusive rums & cocktails for you to taste as you learn what influence Jamaica has had on cocktail culture. Yeah Mon
* You know what herbs I'm talking about.

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Ian Rum Ambassador Burrell

The Global Rum Ambassador, The Rum Experience Company
One of the most travelled figures within the drinks industry, Ian has redefined the perception of an international spirits ambassador. As the only global ambassador for the rum category, he has conducted masterclasses and seminars, sipped cocktails and judged competitions on no less than 7 continents around the world. He had even taken the time to break the Guinness World Record for the largest organised rum tasting & masterclass in 2014. His... Read More →

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George Freegard

International Brands Manager, Pusser's rum Ltd
It is hard not to see the smile on his face whenever people mention his job. George's love of the spirits industry and his passion for the brand led him back to a role that seems perfect for him. Since 2012 he has overseen the production, operations and International sales for Pusser's Rum. | Starting in 1994 he took the opportunity to leave his native UK and live the island life as the Purchasing manager for Pusser's in the BVI, this led... Read More →
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David Morrison

Appleton Estate’s Senior Blender, David Morrison, is a true Jamaican in best sense of the word —easygoing, fun-loving and adventurous.  Born in Kingston, David attended both preparatory and high schools in Kingston before moving on to the University of the West Indies where he received undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Management, and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems.   David joined the... Read More →
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Eric Seed

Principal, Haus Alpenz
Eric Seed is the Founder and Principal of Haus Alpenz, an importer, distributor and brand manager for a wide range of wines and spirits. Established in 2005, Haus Alpenz is recognized for reviving a number of historic and important classic drinks components such as Creme de Violette, Batavia Arrack, Allspice Dram, Chambery and Torino vermouth. For these efforts, Eric and his team have been three times James Beard Foundation semi-finalists... Read More →

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Pusser's Rum

Pusser’s Rum Ltd. bottles, blends and distributes the original Royal Navy rum—one of the most historic and traditional rums still available today. Pusser’s Admiralty blends are the product of five stills located in Guyana and Trinidad. Each marque is hand-selected, according to specification, for its individual smoothness, flavour, and mellow depth. Aged for a minimum of three years, Pusser's is rich and full-bodied with an unsurpassed... Read More →

Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
La Nouvelle Orleans West at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130