New Orleans is steeped in Caribbean influence and its culture has a hereditary affinity for rum… Kirk and Sweeney Rum and the newly modernized Q&C Hotel have joined together to “take you to the Caribbean”. Featuring our Dynamic Duo of Bartenders, Kirk and Sweeney Rum cocktails, island fare and entertainment – this event is open to all, with complimentary Caribbean snacks and spirit samplings as well as fabulous island drinks and food for purchase. Our Dynamic Duo of Bartenders: With a culinary background and knack for creating bold and balanced cocktails, P-J Hanne has been caressing the taste buds of imbibers for over 10 years. He now bartends and manages the exciting Q&C Hotel Bar tucked between the French Quarter and the Wharehouse/Arts District - a modern, elegant bar with a creative cocktail menu. Carmine Potenza is currently the general manager of The Other Bar on Freret and creates unique draft cocktails for the Indie music venue Gasa Gasa. Carmine believes in fun first and foremost behind the bar and is psyched to join PJ Hanne for this Dynamic Duo event. “KIRK AND SWEENEY” was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition. Kirk and Sweeney Rum is a true 12 year-old rum crafted in the Dominican Republic from sugarcane and aged in American Oak, come taste our 12 year rum. Our Dynamic Duo of NOLA Bartenders will highlight our rum’s bold, ripe and sweet vanilla flavors in their Caribbean inspired batches of punch and other offerings alike. The Q&C culinary team will tie it all in with their food pairings, entertainment, and our entire portfolio on display for the tasting, don’t miss it!