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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 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Anchored in San Francisco presented by Anchor Distilling

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The Bay Area has been the birthplace to many well-known cocktails including the Martinez, Pisco Punch, the Mai Tai, and the Boothby Cocktail.

Join Bay Area native, Anchor Distilling Company, and old school San Francisco bartenders Borys Saciuk, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dominic Venegas, and Jon Santer who will be sampling these Bay Area originals alongside new school bartenders from the Bay Shaher Misif, Morgan Schick, Kevin Diedrich, and David Ruis who will be sampling their unique riffs on the originals.

Between cocktails explore the Anchor portfolio through neat product tastings guided by the producers themselves, including BarSol Pisco, Luxardo, Mezcal Amaras, Tempus Fugit, Westland Distillery, and more.

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Dominic Venegas

Barman, NoMad Hotel
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Jon Santer

Owner/Operator, Prizefighter
Jon Santer has been in the spirits industry for the past 15 years. Between 2006 - 08 he was the only person to be a part of the opening teams at: Bourbon & Branch, Beretta, and Heavenʼs Dog. From 2007-2009 he served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the United States Bartenderʼs Guild (during which the SF guild grew from 30-130+ members). He, his cocktails and projects have been featured in publications including: GQ, Playboy... Read More →
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Kevin Diedrich

Kevin Diedrich brings a deep appreciation for Bay Area cocktail culture to his position as bar manager of BDK Restaurant & Bar. Growing up in Northern Virginia, Diedrich first began his hospitality career in 2002 as bartender at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. before assuming the role as mixologist for the hotel group’s San Francisco property in 2005. Inspired by the Bay Area’s cocktail community, Diedrich later went on... Read More →

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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 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Evangeline A & B at the Royal Sonesta Hotel 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130