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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 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
St. George Spirits Showcase presented by St. George Spirits

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Established in 1982, California’s St. George Spirits is a true American original—deemed “iconic” by Spirit Journal and “best craft distillery in America” by Thrillist. Over three decades at the vanguard of the American craft spirits revolution, St. George has become one of the most prolific and innovative craft distilleries in the nation.

This showcase is a chance to meet St. George Spirits master distiller Lance Winters, distiller Dave Smith, brand ambassador Andie Ferman, and the rest of the St. George crew—plus the opportunity to taste a wide variety of spirits from the distillery's portfolio. 

The distillery's core line of spirits (including its three new vodkas) will be available for sampling neat at spirit evaluation stations and in original cocktails from the most creative bartenders from around the country.
Come taste the lineup from America's original craft distillery and meet the people behind the scenes!

Personalities
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Andie Ferman

Brand Ambassador, St. George Spirits
Since joining St. George Spirits in 2006, Andie Ferman has been an instrumental part of the distillery's operations—overseeing the tasting room and educational tours, leading spirits seminars, and representing St. George at tasting events across the country as the distillery's national brand ambassador. A hospitality industry veteran with a vision for creating memorable experiences, Andie is as beloved for her charisma and vibrant... Read More →
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Dave Smith

Distiller and Blender, St. George Spirits
After stints as a teacher and in winemaking, Dave Smith joined St. George Spirits in 2005 upon realizing that he was spending a healthy portion of his salary on alcohol.  | | Over the last nine years, Dave has become an accomplished distiller with experience across St. George’s entire portfolio of spirits. “Soft-spoken yet sharply articulate and philosophical,” (Drink Me) he is widely admired in the... Read More →
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Lance Winters

Master Distiller, St. George Spirits
Master distiller Lance Winters is the creative force behind St. George Spirits, known for his “penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world's conventions” (Esquire) and respected for having “a passion for his craft only equaled by his explosive imagination” (The Bold Italic). | | Lance came to St. George Spirits in 1996 after working as a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and brewer. Motivated by the desire to make whiskey out of... Read More →

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Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Riverview Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130