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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 - 12:30pm
Bulleit Family Affair presented by Bulleit Bourbon

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Join Tom Bulleit, Hollis Bulleit and the Masters of Whiskey for a celebration of family, friends and our home state of Kentucky. Start your Tales week off right by catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, sharing stories and drinking rousing Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye cocktails created by some of Bulleit’s longstanding “partners in chemistry.”


Speakers
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Erick Castro

Beverage Director, Possessed by Spirits
Erick Castro initially built his cocktail empire at San Francisco's Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch by searching for obscure recipes, methods and ingredients that originated prior to Prohibition. The bartending behemoth has created unique beverage programs that have earned a place on some of the nation’s most coveted lists, including Esquire's Best Bars in America, Food & Wine’s “World’s Top Bars” and countless nominations at the... Read More →

Personalities
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Adam Geissler

Account Manager, Hawthorn Beverage Group
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Carla Rivera

Lead mixologist, Hakkasan
Carla Rivera, 34, an up and coming mixologist and Miami native is bringing her passion for cocktails to Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Rivera honed her skills as a craft bartender and beverage manager at various bars in Tampa, Florida, after going abroad to Cyprus and Turkey, where she worked as a bartender and lead mixologist. Once returning to the States, Rivera’s bartending career flourished in Miami Beach as | she became a lead... Read More →
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Chris Bostick

Half Step
Originally from Austin, Texas, Chris Bostick began his career behind the bar slinging cans of beer and margaritas over 15 years ago. He initially started in the industry in what he calls “the old fashioned way,” by washing dishes and bussing tables in high school, which led to prep work in the kitchen, day bar shifts on Sundays and the rest is history. | | Chris has lived and worked in New York City, honing his craft at such... Read More →
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Dominic Venegas

Barman, NoMad Hotel
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Hollis Bulleit

World Ambassador Bulleit, Bulleit
If you hear a loud melodic laugh from across the room (somewhere in between a cackle and a roar) then you have just heard Hollis Bulleit. If you scan the room and see a bewitching bearcat Top Hat bobbing about then you have almost seen Hollis Bulleit (she's a bit of a hobbit and quite short). But if you have met Dame Hollis Bulleit then you will surely have a story to tell. As a Bulleit Family member who has been with the brand since the... Read More →
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Josh Durr

Founder, Hawthorn Beverage Group
It all started in Lawrenceburg, KY home of some of the best Bourbon distilleries in the world, and where Josh grew up. He has been immersed in spirit culture since he was very young, a large portion of his family still works in some capacity for the distilleries in Lawrencerburg & Frankfort KY. | | Josh's career began in the service industry working for a myriad of bar concepts ranging from corporate, cocktail bar, nightclub and white... Read More →
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Tina Ross

Bartender, Harvard & Stone
I'm little and fast as hell.

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