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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 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
The GREAT British Tasting Room presented by William Grant & Sons and UK Trade & Investment

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The British are coming! And we are celebrating all that is GREAT from Britain in the USA.

For decades, Britons famous and otherwise have enjoyed a close relationship with tippling, from the Dickensian punches to the now infamous Martini preferences of agent 007.

Come and learn the British contribution to cocktail culture with a timeline fact checked by cocktail historian David Wondrich.

Join us for cocktails, Royal Garden Party style with Hendrick’s Gin.

Experience a Single Malt Tasting fit for a Queen with The Balvenie and Glenfiddich and stick around for some good old fashioned British cheekiness from Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky alongside some wonderful British cheese and other treats too, served by Charlotte Voisey and the Ambassadors of William Grant & Sons.

The drinks will be GREAT, join us to ensure the company is too.

Personalities
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Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A keen student of the craft of the cocktail, Charlotte’s mixology style is ever evolving and exciting to follow. Charlotte currently looks after the coveted spirits... Read More →
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David Allardice

Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
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David Laird

The Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant And Sons
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David Piper

Global Ambassador, Hendrick's Gin
I'm an adventurer in the world of reality and the world of imagination, and the world of great bars, where they all come together. The fuel for my trips everywhere tends to be a Hendrick's Dry Martini. The realms of magic and poetry and humour and nonsense and love are all available at the end of a bar spoon. TASTE is perhaps the most noble and human of all our senses - let's dive in...
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Dean Callan

Global Brand Ambassador, Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
Dean Callan started his career as a bartender on the Gold Coast of Australia, having been told in an interview that “Your bar certificates aren’t any good here, we only hire bartenders with experience” his reply was “I’ll work for free until I’m better than your worst bartender” needless to say he got the job, and hasn’t looked back since. | Over a decade on and Dean is still as passionate as ever... Read More →
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Jonathan Wingo

The Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant and Sons
Whisky-huggin, Scotch-talkin Texan. Looking after the Balvenie throughout the heart of the USA.
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Lorne Cousin

Balvenie Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
From his highland roots in Scotland’s legendary Campbeltown – an area steeped in whisky tradition – Balvenie Brand Ambassador and renaissance man Lorne Cousin brings a wealth of craftsmanship and skill, and a lifetime’s worth of unexpected experiences, to his role with the most hand crafted Single Malt Scotch. In a career that has seen him representing Scotland’s most beloved cultural products – music and whisky – he has... Read More →
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Mark Stoddard

Hendrick's Gin Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
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Struan Grant Ralph

Glenfiddich Ambassador, William Grant and Sons
Struan Grant Ralph the Glenfiddich Ambassador for the USA hails from Speyside, the spiritual home of Scottish Single Malt and from his first jobs working in distilleries to his current role with Glenfiddich, he has a lifelong passion and knowledge of whisky from grain to glass. This passion has been brought to life in his tastings, training and events around the world which have brought entertainment, humour and story-telling to audiences from... Read More →

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