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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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Thursday, July 16 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Rum: A Taste Of 10 Rare Single Casks

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Here is a rare opportunity to experience some fine aged rums from a private collection, never before seen in the United States. Originally sourced in Caribbean casks, these select aged rums were further aged in special barrels in Europe over many years. This exclusive tasting event will be available for only twenty serious rum enthusiasts, featuring vintage rums from Guadeloupe, Belize, Guyana and Haiti, lovingly triple matured and rested in barrels from rare Sauternes, Pineau des Charentes and even Sherry casks.

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Robert Burr

president, Quantum Leap Network - Robs Rum Guide
Robert publishes Robs Rum Guide and the National Rum Examiner, as well as rum reviews on the Rum Minute YouTube video channel. He is host of the Miami Rum Festival/Trade Expo and the annual Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise. Robert serves as a judge in international rum tasting competitions and frequently travels to distilleries, rum festivals and special rum events around the world.

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Alexandre Gabriel

President and Owner, Maison Ferrand
Alexandre Gabriel was born and raised in France, on a farm in southern Burgundy near the medieval town of Cluny, where his grandfather taught him how to make wine and distill spirits. Twenty-five years ago Alexandre Gabriel came upon an ancient Cognac house and built it into what is known today as Maison Ferrand, in the heart of the Grande Champagne district of Cognac.  Through his passion and vision, Alexandre turned the small Cognac... Read More →
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Paul McFadyen

Brand Ambassador UK, Maison Ferrand
Paul McFadyen is co-owner of Trailer Happiness bar in Notting Hill and Brand Ambassador for Cognac Ferrand – creator of brands like Plantation Rum, Citadelle Gin and Pierre Ferrand Cognac. | Paul comes from a drinks-media background beginning 20 years ago as Publisher of Flavour Magazine and moved on to become co-director of IP Bartenders of London. Along with colleagues Ben Reed, Nick Wykes, and Alex Turner, they operated the UK's premier... Read More →

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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 all others that come after them. Each rum in the Plantation Rum portfolio is made according to its country’s traditional technique and expresses the rum... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Bonnet Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130