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 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Uncle Val’s Gin “Story of a Bartender” presented by Uncle Val’s Gin and Kirk and Sweeney Rum

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Uncle Val’s Gin and our small craft spirits company, based in Sonoma, California, are on our maiden trip to "Tales.” NOLA in July? We say, of course and we are bringing with us the winners of our “Story of a Bartender” contest. For months we have interviewed bartenders from across the country, finding out what has inspired them, even irritates them and especially what drives them in their professional and quite personal journey behind the bar.  Meet the winning few, whose stories stood out above all others and check out their story in our tasting room - while they sling cocktails made with our hand-crafted gin. Share and imbibe in cocktails, swag and bits of charcuterie, while mingling with members of our small company. We’ve found that an auspicious bartender’s professional journey, and therefore their story, is invariably dotted with passion, ingenuity, desire and even coincidence. All of our craft spirits, each the result of a distinct journey, are similarly dotted with those dynamic qualities that make each unique. Don’t miss your chance to taste our entire line-up: Uncle Val’s Gin, Kirk and Sweeney Rum, Bib and Tucker Bourbon and Masterson’s Whiskey. Share your story, and we’ll share ours – over a cocktail, of course.

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August Sebastiani

35 Maple Street Spirits & TOG Wines
A fourth-generation member of one of California’s oldest wine families, August Sebastiani is the president of The Other Guys (TOG) wine company, as well as 35 Maple Street Spirits, both based in Sonoma, California. A native of Sonoma, after growing up locally, Aug went on to earn... Read More →


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