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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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Saturday, July 18 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Taste the Revolution! presented by American Craft Spirits Association

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The American Craft Spirits Association presents a horizontal tasting from a dozen of the nation's leading craft spirits producers, conducted by the pioneers who are bringing the revolution to you - the distillery owners themselves. Meet the risk-takers who are reshaping the cocktail industry through quality and passion, one small batch at a time. Learn more about their unique stories. Enjoy their outstanding spirits.

Participating Distilleries:
Garrison Brothers, Texas with Dan Garrison
Corsair Distillery, Tennessee with Jason Ingram and Austin Reese
House Spirits Distillery, Oregon with Thomas Mooney
Montanya Distillers, Colorado with Karen Hoskins
Prichard’s Distillery, Tennessee with Phil Prichard
Tenn South Distillery, Tennessee with Clayton Cutler
Black Dirt Distillery, New York with Jeremy Kidde
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Tennessee with Andy Nelson and Charlie Nelson
Balcones Distilling, Texas 

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Balcones Distilling

In only its seventh year in business, Balcones has gone on to acquire over 145 accolades and awards from respected judges, panels and competitions around the globe, cementing its position as one of the most highly regarded craft whisky distilleries in the world. Balcones Distillery has been bestowed with such titles as 2012 and 2014 Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year by Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky, 2012 Global Whisky Distillery of the... Read More →
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Black Dirt Distillery

BLACK DIRT takes its name from the dark, fertile soil left by an ancient glacial lake that once covered thousands of acres in upstate New York. | Today, the rich ebony soil grows the corn for the distillery’s bourbons, and the apples for the brandy are sourced locally throughout NY state.
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Corsair Artisan Distillery

If it has been done before we are not interested in doing it. Imitation is suicide. Creativity is free. Innovate or die. Our goal is to make spirits the world has never seen before. 
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Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Distillery, based in Hye, Texas, makes the finest tasting, highest quality straight bourbon whiskey in America. We are the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas history and have been producing authentic straight bourbon from scratch, by hand since 2007. We NEVER source bourbon from other producers. Our brands include Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon and Garrison Brothers... Read More →
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House Spirits Distillery

Founded in 2004 by Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery is a leader of America’s craft distilling resurgence and the anchor of Portland, Oregon’s famed Distillery Row.  The company’s award-winning products include Aviation American Gin, Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey, Krogstad Aquavit, and Volstead Vodka.
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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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Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is the rebirth of what was Tennessee’s largest distillery pre-prohibition. Charlie and Andy Nelson have revived brands such as Belle Meade Bourbon, and Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey which their triple great grandfather made famous. Come meet the brothers and get the fascinating story of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery straight from the horse’s mouth and taste a little history to boot.
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Prichards Distillery

At Prichard's Distillery we love what we do and believe it shows in our product. Our fine spirits are an accurate recreation of America’s first distilled beverages. Our rums, made from sweet American molasses from the plantations of Louisiana, and our whiskeys are not unlike those produced by Benjamin Prichard in Davidson County, Tennessee way back in the early 1800’s. Prichard’s American Spirits, distilled in traditional copper... Read More →
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Tenn South

Always respecting tradition, heritage and history in what we do and how we do it, Tenn South uses local grains and waters to distill singular spirits using our 500 gallon copper pot still. We’re especially proud of  what makes “Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey” unlike any other by explaining how our sugar maple charcoal mellowing or “Lincoln County Process”, creates a unique, smooth and truly different... Read More →

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Saturday July 18, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Orleans Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130