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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 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings

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Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
  • Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal: The Anatomy of Mezcal
  • Tiffany Soles: USBG
  • Cocktail Punk

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Personalities
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Dale DeGroff

Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail,developed his extraordinary techniques and talent tending bar at great establishments, most notably New York's famous Rainbow Room, where in the '80's, he pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails. DeGroff has since been credited with reinventing the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail revival that continues to flourish. ... Read More →
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Dave Broom

Dave Broom was born in Glasgow (Scotland) and has spent his working life in drink. He is chief engineer of www.scotchwhisky.com and writes for numerous international titles, including Whisky Advocate. He won Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2015 Spirited Awards. | He’s written ten books including the World Atlas of Whisky, Gin: The Manual and Whisky: The Manual which won Best New Spirits Book at the 2015 Spirited Awards. In 2013, he... Read More →
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Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal

Founder / Writer and Educator, Montelobos Mezcal
Iván Saldaña is a premier agave plant and distillation master, an expert in tequila and mezcal, and a certified doctor with a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sussex in England. | Born in Guadalajara, México, Iván has spent his life around agave, having worked on environmental and social projects in rural communities of central and southern Mexico and other countries. | His academic research has focused... Read More →
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Niki Ganong

Author
Author of The Field Guide to Drinking in America, A traveler's handbook to state liquor laws.
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Noah Rothbaum

Chief Cocktail Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Noah Rothbaum is The Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent. He is also the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels (Ten Speed Press), which was published in the spring of 2015, and the associate editor of the forthcoming The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails (Oxford University Press), which will be published in the fall of 2017... Read More →
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Robert Simonson

Spirits/Cocktail Writer, New York Times
Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders for the New York Times, where he had been a contributor since 2000. He is the author of the acclaimed 2014 book "The Old-Fashioned: The World's First Classic Cocktail" (Ten Speed Press). He is also a major contributor to "The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails," which was released in 2015, and "Savoring Gotham." His comprehensive history of the cocktail renaissance... Read More →
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Tim Federle

Described as “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” by the Huffington Post, Tim Federle writes books that range from internationally bestselling cocktail recipe guides to award-winning autobiographical novels for young readers. His books for adults include Tequila Mockingbird (called “a gem” by Buzzfeed and featured as a clue on “Jeopardy!”) and Gone with the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
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Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
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Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto Region in northeastern Italy, the Luxardo Family cultivates around 30,000 of their exclusive Marasca Cherry trees, a proprietary varietal of sour cherries.
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United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, service projects, and competition.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130