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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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Wednesday, July 15 • 10:30am - 1:30pm
The First Sip- Westland Boulevardier presented by Anchor Distilling

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The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your goodies, shop The Market at Tales and enjoy a Westland Boulevardier as your first Tales of the Cocktail® cocktail.

Personalities
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Emerson Lamb

President, Westland Distillery
Emerson Lamb is president and co-founder of Westland Distillery. Started in 2009 with the goal of putting the state of Washington on the map as a world class place to make single malt whiskey, today Westland is the largest such distillery in the United States. As a family business Westland brings the legacy of five generations of forestry, stewardship of the land, and long term thinking on the leading edge of the North American continent to the... Read More →
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John Troia

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
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Matteo Luxardo

Export Manager, Luxardo S.p.A.
Born in 1974, grew up in the country side till the age of 10 where I have discovered the beauty of being wild, a feeling that have never left me. Graduated from high school as a graphic designer have tried the world of university studying Japanese and Chinese, I have tried hardly the first months but then I lost my way, great parties but extreme hang over the next morning have prevented me to follow classes, so my university career ended after 6... Read More →
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Peter Schaf

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
Since 2001, Peter Schaf has been actively re-creating historic protocols, co-developing, consulting and/or distilling over 25 different European absinthe brands, in distilleries located in France, Switzerland, Italy and the UK, along with having been a co-owner of the historic Distillerie Emile Pernot in Pontarlier, France. In 2003, Schaf discovered the historical importance of the then unknown Distillerie Combier in Saumur, France, for... Read More →

Sponsors
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Anchor Distilling Company

Named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Importer of the Year by Whisky Magazine, Anchor Distilling Company aims to provide the bridge between discerning buyers and world's finest spirits. A privately owned distiller and importer, Anchor boasts an artisanal portfolio with over 400 specialty products from nearly 26 countries. Our products are from multigenerational family-owned companies, and are sought by connoisseurs for their superior handcrafted... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130