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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 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Daiquiri Time Out Happy Hour

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With five days of events from morning till night, your Tales schedule can get a little busy. The Daiquiri Time Out was started just for times like these. Founded by Andrew Deitz as a way to remind us to slow down when life gets hectic, the Daiquiri Time Out is a growing cocktail trend to savor the moment with a perfectly crafted daiquiri.

Our DTO invites everyone to take it easy for an hour or so as a team of bartenders from around the world serves their own take on traditional, frozen, Hemingway and all kinds of other daiquiris featuring the world’s best rums. Be a part of this special event to enjoy some R&R and the best collection of daiquiris you’ll ever taste.

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Bayou Rum

Bayou Rum is handmade in the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art equipment for all four steps: fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. The beautiful facility right down the road in Lacassine, Louisiana offers distillery tours 5 days a week, a Bayou Rum tasting bar and an incomparable gift shop experience for those who visit the home of Bayou Rum. | | Who says you... Read More →
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Chateau du Tariquet

Château du Tariquet produced its first Bas-Armagnac in 1683. The Grassa family purchased the estate in 1912, and since then has been focused on producing the finest award-winning Bas-Armagnac in the region. | | Château du Tariquet Bas-Armagnacs are a pure expression of the terroir of which they are born. Distilled from high-quality white wines, full of aromatic finesse and delicate freshness, the finished Armagnacs show off the diversity of... Read More →
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Glencairn Crystal

Glencairn created the glass that shaped whisky drinking. A family owned business in Scotland for two generations, we have also decorated and produced decanters for some of the largest & smallest spirit brands in the world. We treat everyone with warmth & respect, like a family would deserve. We hope to hear from you soon.
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Mess Hall Cocktail Co.

Mess Hall Cocktail Cherries are a new cocktail cherry specifically made for the high quality of craft cocktails that are being stirred, shaken, and poured across the globe. We preserve our cherries by hand, with demerara sugar, a splash of bourbon, and the smallest notes of black peppercorn, star anise, cassia cinnamon bark and rose petals–just enough to put the spotlight on the beautiful tart balaton cherry, along with the cocktail it... Read More →
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Montanya Distillers

Montanya Distillers is an American craft distillery making rum in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We use Louisiana-grown, non-GMO unrefined raw cane from a family farm and mill in Belle Rose, LA. Our rum is distilled, proofed and bottled using 100% mountain spring water from our own well in Crested Butte, Colorado. We distill by hand on hand hammered, Portuguese Alembic copper pot stills in a tradition that blends both art and... Read More →
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Serving cocktails with character, Novela is a book-­‐themed bar where literary references present themselves in intriguing ways. From its chromatically classified book collection to art pieces that riff on characters in historic novels, Novela offers a compelling setting that juxtaposes old and new, classic and contemporary. The cocktail program comes courtesy of Bar Stars Kate Bolton and Alex Smith, who collaborated on a menu of spirit-driven... Read More →
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Papa's Pilar Rum

Papa’s Pilar Rum is an award-winning premium sipping rum, crafted with the Hemingway family and inspired by Papa’s spirit for adventure. Sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean, U.S. & Central America, our artisan-crafted spirit is solera aged and blended in American Oak barrels, Port Wine casks, and finished in Spanish Sherry casks. It boasts a complex and bold flavor profile, and exceptionally long finish making... Read More →
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Plantation Rum

Alexandre Gabriel is a man with a singular focus from which he has not wavered in the 20 years he has been the head of esteemed Maison Ferrand. His focus and philosophy are simple – to produce special, unique spirits, gems so distinctive and revolutionary that they set the bar for all others that come after them. Each rum in the Plantation Rum portfolio is made according to its country’s traditional technique and expresses the rum... Read More →
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Rhum Barbancourt

Over 150 years ago, Dupre Barbancourt created the perfect recipe for pure Haitian sugar cane rhum. By using a double distillation process and Limousin oak barrel aging normally used for the most exquisite cognac, the Rhum Barbancourt tradition has stood the test of time. Barbancourt's legacy has been passed down through four generations and is still made today using the same traditions. Rhum Barbancourt goes #beyondrum, delivering Haiti's... Read More →

Friday July 17, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130