Dynamic Duo Happy Hour Presented by Rutte
Featuring The Bon Vivants & Camper English
19th century artisanship for the 21st century connoisseur
Saturday, July 18, 2015
4:00 - 6:00pm
500 Chartres Street
From the historic port city of Dordrecht in The Netherlands to the banks of the Mississippi River, Rutte, the smallest distillery in Holland, makes it’s U.S. debut at Tales of The Cocktail this year.
Rutte presents Dominic Venegas and Whitney Hobbs from The Bon Vivants, together with cocktails and spirits writer Camper English - a finalist this year for the Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer - behind the bar at Napoleon House crafting cocktails for you with Rutte’s unique spirits: Dry Gin, Celery Dry Gin, and Old Simon Genever.Rutte (ROOT-eh) crafts small-batch, handmade gins, genevers, and vodka in the same backroom that founder Simon Rutte used to distill his own concoctions back in 1872. The artisanal spirits are 100-percent natural with no artificial colors or flavors, and the recipes have been guarded and passed down for seven generations, refined and tailored for today’s audience. In 2011 Rutte joined De Kuyper Royal Distillers, an 11 generation family business with the same commitment to craftsmanship and heritage.