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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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Tuesday, July 14
 

12:30pm CDT

Tales 365 and Fellow Lunch and Learn Seminar
Limited Capacity seats available

Seminar and Luncheon

How the Global Drinks Business Works 2.0


Updated and expanded since its debut at Tales of the Cocktail, Award-Winning presenter and Tales of the Cocktail Director of Education, Philip Duff, takes you behind the curtain to explain the nuts and bolts of how the $264BN global spirits industry really works. From artisanal producers, to planet-spanning liquor empires: It's a rollicking tale. Takin in plucky entrepreneurs, predatory management consultants, oft-baffling drinks trends, needy shareholders, and the ever-present push to "add value". After attending this seminar you'll never walk into a bar- or liquor store- the same way again! 


**RSVP Required

Speakers
avatar for Philip Duff

Philip Duff

Director, Old Duff Genever
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.

Sponsors
avatar for Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

Since 1988, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley has indulged the culinary passions of chefs, mixologists and food enthusiasts with products that provide ultimate fresh fruit flavor without the peeling, dicing and simmering required for making purées from scratch.The company offers... Read More →



Tuesday July 14, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00pm CDT

The Spare Room with Bacardi Presents the Fourth Annual Ode To The Bowl

The Spare Room will be once again kicking off the week of festivities at Tales of the Cocktail. This event brings proprietors and bartenders from all over the country to compete in a bowling tournament for the ages- amidst the camaraderie of friendly competition and an exuberant social atmosphere, attendees will also enjoy food, libations, keepsakes, a very special surprise musical performance. Ode to the Bowl is made possible by Bacardi.


Sponsors
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi
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The Spare Room

The Spare Room
The Spare Room is a gaming parlor and cocktail lounge located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It is a place built on social interaction, that brings groups together by their appreciation and passion for innovative cocktails, music, desgin and the camaraderie of gaming. A place where... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:00pm - Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:00am CDT
Rock N' Bowl 3000 South Carrollton Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

8:00am CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

1:00pm CDT

Beam Suntory Jul(e)p Hours
You are cordially invited to enjoy southern hospitality, and a sip of history from the Beam Suntory family, at our French Quarter retreat. We will be paying homage to the Mint Jul(e)p from around the world. The inaugural mint press., will performed by the inimitable Chris McMillan!!

Personalities
Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Jul(e)p House 1012 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70116

3:00pm CDT

Sandeman Don Parade
Kick off the opening of Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 by marching through the French Quarter in 
the Sandeman Don Parade. “Don “ a complimentary Sandmen hat & cape and march behind an authentic New Orleans Brass Band. There will be three Sandeman libation party stops along the way ending at the New Orleans classic, Patrick’s Bar Vin, for a bit of substance and of course, delicious Sandeman Port Cocktails. Hosted by George Sandeman, 2014 Grand Marshall of the Krewe of Cork Mardi Gras Parade.

Personalities
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George Sandeman

Sandeman
George Sandeman is Board Member with responsibility for Public Relations and Institutional Representation of Sogrape Vinhos, Portugal's leading family-owned fine wine company.George Thomas David Sandeman was born in London, in September 1953, and was brought up in England and Spain... Read More →

Sponsors
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Sandeman Port

Sandeman Port


Wednesday July 15, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

3:00pm CDT

The 3rd Annual Imperial Battle of the Sexes
In the spirit of Napoleon’s epic battles, Mandarine Napoléon, the 19th century citrus liqueur created for Napoléon Bonaparte, will conquer Tales of the Cocktail again this year with the battle of all battles – man vs. woman in the Third Annual Imperial Battle of the Sexes presented by Mandarine Napoléon.

In this truly unique event, taking place on Wednesday, July 15 at the Napoleon House, a group of the best male and female bartenders from around the country will face-off by creating their very own signature Mandarine Napoléon recipe, with guests given the opportunity to not only sample each bartender's cocktail but help determine their fate. Guests will also be able to enjoy New Orleans style cuisine featuring Mandarine Napoléon.

At the end, one sex will be determined the winner and hailed as the conquerors. Will the men reign again this year? Or will the women prevail? You help be the judge!

WHICH SEX WILL CONQUER ALL AT THIS YEAR’S BATTLE?

battleofthesexes@workshopcollective.com 

Personalities
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Alex Straus

sgt at arms, the bon vivants
Alex Straus, a New York native, now a member of The Bon Vivants, began his career in the nightlife/liquor industry over 15 years ago in Boston working in nightclubs and eventually moving on to NYC. Once in NYC, Straus pursued a more polished bartending experience and trained under... Read More →
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ErinHayes

Bar Manager, Lost Lake
Native Chicagoan Erin Hayes has worked in the hospitality industry since her very first job making milkshakes and lattes at Grumpy’s Cafe. As soon as she turned 21, she graduated to bartending — though it wasn't until Erin began work for the Boka Group at Lincoln Park restaurant... Read More →
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Jacyara de Oliveira

Bar Manager/Head Bartender, Sportsman's Club
Jacyara de Oliveira has been involved in the beverage industry of Chicago for the last 5 years. She started as a barback and server at the esteemed cocktail lounge and restaurant, the Drawing Room, where she learned the world of spirits and cocktails from the best in the business... Read More →
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Julia Momose

Head Bartender, GreenRiver
Julia Momose is the head bartender at GreenRiver, an Irish-inspired bar and restaurant opening in Chicago this summer. GreenRiver is a collaboration between Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of The Dead Rabbit in New York City, together with Union Square Events, the catering and venue... Read More →
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Nicole Lebedevitch

Bar Manager, Lincoln
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Rob Crabtree

Beverage Director, Goode Company
Rob is a former coastal engineer, who successfully engineered a career change to pursue his passion for food and beverage. He has worked behind multiple bars over the years and was one of the opening bartenders of Half Step in Austin, TX. Rob's passion for agave spirits is well known... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Napoleon House 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Shake the Vine Cocktail Competition
Prepare for the ultimate showdown of the world’s best and brightest mixologists, as we seek to invent a whole new class of cocktail. The Wine Cocktail.  Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is giving you, the bartenders and mixologists a chance to spear head this new category and win $5000!

Enter now at www.shakethevine.com
Contest entries will be reviewed and scored by our judging panel consisting of celebrity mixologists, trade & industry experts, and Back Bar USA. 

Eight finalists will be selected to compete for the Grand Prize of $5000 dollars in New Orleans, during TALES OF THE COCKTAIL® 2015!

Sponsors
avatar for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, each allowed to explore to the fullest extent the unique growing conditions and individual winemaking practices that give the wines from these estates their extraordinary character.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Salon by Sucre 622 CONTI · NEW ORLEANS, LA ·70130

7:00pm CDT

Uncut, Unaltered, & Unbridled: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength at Commander’s Palace
Join Maker’s Mark COO and 8th generation distiller, Rob Samuels, and Distillery Ambassador, Jane Conner, in kicking off the week’s festivities on a strong note! Held at New Orleans’ iconic culinary staple, Commander’s Palace, the evening will celebrate family legacy, unwavering dedication to craft, and a renewed appreciation for flavor with the introduction of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength. Executive Chef Tory McPhail and Bar Chef Ferrel Dugas will raise the bar on proof and flavor with a multi-course dining experience inspired by the Kentucky distillery’s newest expression.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Commander's Palace 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

7:30pm CDT

Pernod Ricard Welcome Reception
As the global mixology industry continues to grow it makes it more and more difficult to get the World’s best professionals in one space at one time. The Pernod Ricard Welcome Reception is the first event at Tales that allows these top professionals a place to celebrate their work, innovation, and continued success. For the first time ever this event will feature the Pernod Ricard portfolio, which will allow guest to experience dozens of cocktails from 9 different brands developed from mixologists quite literally from opposite ends of the globe. In 2015 Pernod Ricard will give guests a chance to experience all that New Orleans has to offer in one 9,000 square foot space.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 7:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Chicory 610 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00pm CDT

2084: Welcome to Yonderyear

2084: Welcome to Yonderyear where anything is possible. A peek into the unknown, a wink from the unborn, the undecided, the upcoming, a whole new world, galactical or otherwise, that which remains to be seen will be celebrated with drinks, food and dancing.  Some things serious, others not so, speculative forecasting about the whats and hows, whys and which cocktails of tomorrowserved with a heavy dose of probable maybes.

The Ambassadors of William Grant & Sons and their celebrity bartender friends from around the world invite you to the happiest night of your life, 69 years before it happens.

Bring: your imagination

Dress: to party


Personalities
avatar for Charlotte Voisey

Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A... Read More →
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Han Shan

Hudson Whiskey Ambassador, William Grant & Sons
Before turning his love of Hudson Whiskey into a vocation, this autodidactic polymath traveled the world as an environmental and human rights campaigner, film and video producer, painter, photographer, storyteller, and bon vivant. With an abiding love for the history and enjoyment... Read More →
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Jaime Salas

US Ambassador, Milagro Tequila
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Having grown up dividing his time between the creative freedom of San Francisco and Mexico’s... Read More →
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JP De Loera

Milagro Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors
avatar for William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:00pm - Thursday July 16, 2015 1:00am CDT
WWII Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

11:59pm CDT

Official Monkey Shoulder Afterparty

Come hang with the king of the swingers at the Official Monkey Shoulder Afterparty.

Join Monkey Shoulder galactic brand ambassador Dean Callan and special guests from 1am-3am. The location is secret, so listen for the jungle drums.



Wednesday July 15, 2015 11:59pm - Thursday July 16, 2015 2:00am CDT
TBD TBD
 
Thursday, July 16
 

8:00am CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Elyx House

Thursday July 16, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Bevolo 318 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

12:30pm CDT

Angostura Bitters U.S. Cocktail Challenge Live Finals
Join the House of Angostura for the Live Finals of the Angostura Bitters U.S. Cocktail Challenge. Cheer on top U.S. bartenders as they compete for a $5,000 prize and a trip to Trinidad for the 2016 Angostura Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge. Cocktail Challenge Finalists will take their turn behind the bar and will have 7 minutes to prepare their two cocktail recipes for the judges.

Guests will be treated to lunch along with a sampling of Angostura’s award winning rums, the recently released Amaro di Angostura and the Angostura Bitters cocktails featured in the competition.  

Personalities
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Daniyel Jones

Brand Ambassador, House Of Angostura
Daniyel Jones is the Portfolio Brand Ambassador for the House Of Angostura, traveling the world sharing the beauty of Angostura Aromatic Bitters, Rums and Amaro Di Angostura. ​ The 2013 Champion of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, he continues to demonstrate his passion... Read More →
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David Delaney Jr.

National Brand Ambassador, House of Angostura
Since being crowned the overall winner of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in 2012, David Delaney Jr. has been traveling the country and actively spreading the rich history and versatility of the House of Angostura's portfolio. While many know Delaney as a brand ambassador... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
House of Blues 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

1:00pm CDT

Beam Suntory Jul(e)p Hours
You are cordially invited to enjoy southern hospitality, and a sip of history from the Beam Suntory family, at our French Quarter retreat. We will be paying homage to the Mint Jul(e)p from around the world. The inaugural mint press., will performed by the inimitable Chris McMillan!!

Personalities
Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Jul(e)p House 1012 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70116

1:00pm CDT

French Embassy
Step inside a house of French delights. Grey Goose Vodka, St.Germain and D’Ussé Cognaq bring culinary and cultural experiences to life during scheduled events throughout the day.

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Montegut House 731 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

1:00pm CDT

The Middleton House
Join us on Thursday July 16th and Friday July 17th at New Orleans historic Broussard's and step into Midleton, County Cork, Ireland as we educate you on our world class brands. With Jameson at the forefront, we will take you on a journey through the history of Powers, Redbreast and the full range of Singe Pot Still's while introducing you to our newest marques.


Thursday July 16, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Broussard's 819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

3:00pm CDT

Olmeca Altos Street Fair
On Thursday, July 16th Olmeca Altos will be bringing the spirt of Mexico to the Big Easy via a custom Mexican Street Fair. Guests will be able to sample Olmeca Altos cocktails will enjoying traditional Mexican cuisine and entertainment.

Sponsors
avatar for Olmeca Altos Tequila

Olmeca Altos Tequila

Crafted by acclaimed bartenders Dre Masso and Henry Besant with Master distiller Jesus Hernández.Hand crafted 7,000 feet above sea level in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico using only hand-picked agave.One of the only few tequilas in the world that still uses the ancient Tahona wheel... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Il Mercato 1911 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00pm CDT

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Renaissance Ball
Bask in the glory of La Quintinie Vermouth Royal, as the unique Pineau des Charentes-based French vermouth, named after Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinye, Botanist to King Louis XIV, the Sun King, finds back its royal origins in New Orleans. An evening of cultivate opulence with the finest French apéritifs served by some of the industry’s brightest luminaries. Dress code: tastefully decadent.

Sponsors
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La Quintinye Vermouth Royal

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is an opulent French vermouth crafted in the heart of the vineyards in Charentes uniquely blended white wines from South West of France, Pineau des Charentes ― a blend of 75% grape juice and 25% Cognac from a single estate, matured for at least 8 months... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
TBA

6:00pm CDT

Pernod Absinthe House

On the second floor of the historic Napoleon House, guests will enjoy hand crafted Pernod Absinthe cocktails that showcase the spirit’s ability to enhance cocktail versatility via both modern and iconic cocktails, in a fun and convivial environment.

Education will be informal, with some of the world’s best mixologists serving a diverse range of drinks that highlight the iconic spirit of Pernod Absinthe.

 



Thursday July 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Napoleon House 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

7:00pm CDT

Mesa Milagro: A Spirited Mexican Dinner Series
Inspired by the electric vibrancy of Mexico City, come join Chef Diego Galicia of San Antonio’s acclaimed Mixtli restaurant at Mesa Milagro for a unique artisanal multi-course culinary feast. Hosted alongside Milagro Tequila Ambassadors & special guest  Jaime Salas, Juan Pablo De Loera & Jesse Torres, Chef Diego Galicia will guide you through tastes of modern Mexico together with our agave forward spirit. Join our spirited table, in our celebration of life, friends, and tequila!

www.restaurantmixtli.com 

Personalities
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Chef Diego Galicia

Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1984. He moved to San Antonio in 2002. He studied psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio a few years before graduating from The Culinary Institute of America.  While a student at the CIA, he was employed at Restaurant Lüke, owned... Read More →
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Jaime Salas

US Ambassador, Milagro Tequila
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Having grown up dividing his time between the creative freedom of San Francisco and Mexico’s... Read More →
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Jesse Torres

Jesse was born in Las Cruces, NM in 1982 and has spent much of his life living overseas in Korea, Germany and most recently, New Jersey. He was active duty Air Force for six years before separating and joining the AF Reserves at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. He was previously... Read More →
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JP De Loera

Milagro Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors


Thursday July 16, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Private

8:00pm CDT

Exclusive Evening with the Russells

Bourbon Royalty Jimmy and Eddie Russell host a select group of close friends for an exclusive evening of local fare paired with Kentucky’s finest bourbon.


Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Muriel's 801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116

10:00pm CDT

Spirited Cocktail Coaches
OLD WORLD & NEW WORLD SPIRITED COCKTAIL COACHES

Travel in style and comfort to celebrated NOLA cocktail destinations Bellocq, Cure, Twelve Mile Limit, and The Saint courtesy of the Craft + Estate boutique spirits portfolio. Two shuttles will run simultaneously. Both starting at the Hotel Monteleone, one coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Cure, to Bellocq, and then back. Our second coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Twelve Mile Limit, to The Saint, and then back. Catch the Coaches throughout prime bar-hopping hours on three consecutive nights. The Old World Coach will showcase spirits and cocktails from the Old World including Nardini and Poli, Tullibardine, Kinahans, Blackwoods and Boomsma; while the New World Coach will feature Boyd & Blair, Stonewall, Rough Rider and other craft spirits. Hashtag #craftcoach on Twitter and Instagram for the latest Coach location and to share your own experiences.

Personalities
avatar for Adam Seger

Adam Seger

Founding Partner, HUM Botanical Spirits, BALSAM Spirits and Truffe Amere Bitters Companies Corporate
BIO ADAM SEGER CCP An alumnus of Michelin Starred restaurants Chez Julien in Strasbourg, TRU in Chicago and The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Certified Culinary Professional and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger takes a chef's approach behind the bar, being called appropriately... Read More →
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Chiyo Takemoto

Spirits Specialist, Vintage Wines, A Member of the Winebow Group
I've been working at Vintage Wines in Chicago as the Spirit Specialist for about a year now, with a foundation in the food/bev industry. I have a deep passion for agave spirits, especially for Mezcal. I love being creative and developing cocktails using a balance of fruit and earth... Read More →
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Josh Wortman

Spirits Specialist, Martin Scott Wines
Josh Wortman is Spirits Specialist for Martin Scott Wines in New York City where he manages and supports Martin Scott’s craft spirits portfolio. Prior to Martin Scott, Josh was Beverage Director and Head Bartender at Añejo in New York City where he designed their agave spirits-based... Read More →
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Matt DeVriendt

Spirits Manager, The Henry Wine Group
Matt(y) DeVriendt is Manager of Spirits and Fortified Wine for the Henry Wine Group, Northern California. For the past 4 years, he was working with The Winebow Group as a Spirits Specialist in New York City, and then covered the Western US. In the years leading up to that, Matt... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 10:00pm - Friday July 17, 2015 2:00am CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:30pm CDT

Bar Fight Club
Join The 86 Company and Del Maguey Mezcal for this annual battle royale as six celebrated bar teams compete in a spirited showdown to claim the ultimate bar bragging rights.

The rules are simple – there are none. Each bar team will serve up great drinks in their own style featuring spirits from The 86 Company (Fords Gin, Caña Brava Rum, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Tequila Cabeza) and Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcals.

The winners will be determined based on a range of criteria covering cocktail making & presentation with bonus points awarded to the teams who make some noise to keep the party going. Also up for grabs will be the prize for People’s Choice, chosen by the Bar Fight Club crowd that night. It’s all going down…


Thursday July 16, 2015 10:30pm - Friday July 17, 2015 2:00am CDT
Generations Hall 310 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans, LA 70130

11:59pm CDT

Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine presented by Reyka Vodka

End your evening with a taste of Iceland from Reyka Vodka. Much like the unconventional and charming homeland of Reyka, you won't know what to expect. But you can trust it'll have you saying Skal!

At midnight on Thursday and Friday, Reyka’s Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine will appear in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. Be sure to get a token during the week from Reyka Ambassador, Trevor Schneider or William Grant Portfolio Ambassador, Charlotte Voisey, as the Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine only works with the token in hand.

Personalities
avatar for Charlotte Voisey

Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A... Read More →
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Trevor Schneider

Reyka Vodka US, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 11:59pm - Friday July 17, 2015 1:30am CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:59pm CDT

Official Monkey Shoulder Afterparty

Just when you thought it was safe to come down from the trees, the official Monkey Shoulder Afterparty returns.

Join Monkey Shoulder galactic brand ambassador Dean Callan and special guests fromMidnight-2am at a Secret Location.


Thursday July 16, 2015 11:59pm - Friday July 17, 2015 2:00am CDT
TBD TBD
 
Friday, July 17
 

8:00am CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Friday July 17, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Jagermeister presents: The Deer in Headlights

Jagermeister presents:
The Deer in Headlights

You are invited to The Museum of the American Cocktail & Purloo Southern Cuisine Restaurant to an exclusive sensory luncheon & private preview of the first ever Jagermeister art exhibit in the USA.

Your hosts include:

  • Dr. Berndt Finke, Head of Quality Control at Jagermeister
  • Philip M. Dobard, Museum Director
  • Nils Boese, global mixologist for Jagermeister

Lunch prepared by award-winning chef/proprietor:

  • Ryan Hughes

Cocktails curated by:

  • Andy Seymour, Ivy Mix, & Sean Kenyon

For information and RSVP:

JagermeisterRSVP@mbooth.com

 


Personalities
avatar for Andy Seymour

Andy Seymour

Andy Seymour counts over twenty years experience in the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, and has emerged as one of the leading educators and consultants on all matters of beverage.  His company, Liquid Productions, is devoted to developing education and beverage programs... Read More →
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Ivy Mix

Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin... Read More →
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Philip M. Dobard

Philip Dobard is Vice President of SoFAB Institute and plays an integral role in all its programs. He serves as Director of SoFAB’s Museum of the American Cocktail and President of Pacific Food & Beverage, the organization’s Los Angeles-based West Coast operations. He publishes... Read More →
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Sean Kenyon

Bartender/Proprietor, Williams & Graham, Denver, CO
Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930's. Sean was raised in his family's pubs and while other kids wanted to be firemen or super heroes... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 12:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Museum of the American Cocktail 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA

12:00pm CDT

Elyx House

Friday July 17, 2015 12:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Bevolo 318 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Wild Turkey Presents: Masters of the Craft
Reserve your spot aboard the Wild Turkey #Nevertamed Bourbon Tour and rub elbows with true bourbon legends, Jimmy & Eddie Russell. The world’s only active father-son master distiller duo will impart their combined 90+ years of bourbon wisdom and give you a chance to learn the secrets of blending bourbon to get the perfect batch. Book your ticket for a true bourbon bucket list experience with two legendary masters.
  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
  • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
TBD TBD

1:00pm CDT

The Middleton House
Join us on Thursday July 16th and Friday July 17th at New Orleans historic Broussard's and step into Midleton, County Cork, Ireland as we educate you on our world class brands. With Jameson at the forefront, we will take you on a journey through the history of Powers, Redbreast and the full range of Singe Pot Still's while introducing you to our newest marques.


Friday July 17, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Broussard's 819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

3:00pm CDT

U.S. Launch of Rutte

U.S. Launch of Rutte
Presented by Royal Dutch Distillers and The Bon Vivants
Featuring Master Distiller Myriam Hendrickx
19th century artisanship for the 21st century connoisseur

Friday, July 17, 2015
3:00 - 6:00pm

La Louisiane
725 Iberville 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.

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.

3:00 - 4:00pm

Join Rutte Master Distiller Myriam Hendrickx for an intimate, educational talk where she will introduce guests to the brand and delve into its deep history. She will then lead an in-depth tasting of Rutte’s unique products launching in the U.S.:  Dry Gin, Celery Dry Gin, Old Simon Genever, and Vodka.

4:00-6:00pm

Get into the spirit by stepping off the streets of NOLA and into our Dutch port for the long awaited and much anticipated arrival of Rutte.  While on this adventure you will enjoy great stories on craftsmanship and heritage and a passion for distilling.  What to expect:  handcrafted Rutte cocktails created by Rutte brand ambassadors, The Bon Vivants, paired with seafood, raw bar, other specialty dishes, laughter and fun.

rsvp@workshopcollective.com 


Personalities
avatar for Myriam Hendrickx

Myriam Hendrickx

Master Distiller, Rutte Distillateurs sinds 1872
Since 2003 I’m with Rutte; for me the opportunity of a life time as I could put all this knowledge and fascination into action. The Rutte name stood for exceptional quality, while in the distillery time had truly stood still. I was lucky enough to spend time with the last generation... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
La Louisiane 725 Iberville St New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Cafe Torino
A little piece of Torino comes to New Orleans. Your one stop shop for Italian espresso in the morning and Vermouth cocktails and apertivi in the afternoon while you peruse an installation from the Martini & Rossi and Noilly Prat Archive.  Featuring 2014 Spirited Award winning Brand Ambassador Giuseppe Gallo and friends.


Friday July 17, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

5:00pm CDT

Bacardi Softball World Series
The ultimate US vs. UK 1st annual World Series. Cheer on your home team and favorite bartenders as they play under the lights then share cocktails with the winners and losers at Mid City Yacht Club.

Personalities
avatar for Colin Asare-Appiah

Colin Asare-Appiah

Senior Portfolio Manager, Bacardi
Colin Asare-Appiah is a trendsetter in the spirits industry. In the UK, he was the original cocktail guide for "The Good Food Show" and co-founder of the London Academy of Bartending, known today as LAB – the benchmark bar in London.  "The Good Food Show elevated the concept of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bacardi USA

Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Friday July 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Mid City Softball Fields at Mid City Yacht Club 440 S St Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119

7:00pm CDT

Mesa Milagro: A Spirited Mexican Dinner Series
Inspired by the electric vibrancy of Mexico City, come join Chef Diego Galicia of San Antonio’s acclaimed Mixtli restaurant at Mesa Milagro for a unique artisanal multi-course culinary feast. Hosted alongside Milagro Tequila Ambassadors & special guest  Jaime Salas, Juan Pablo De Loera & Jesse Torres, Chef Diego Galicia will guide you through tastes of modern Mexico together with our agave forward spirit. Join our spirited table, in our celebration of life, friends, and tequila!

www.restaurantmixtli.com 

Personalities
avatar for Chef Diego Galicia

Chef Diego Galicia

Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1984. He moved to San Antonio in 2002. He studied psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio a few years before graduating from The Culinary Institute of America.  While a student at the CIA, he was employed at Restaurant Lüke, owned... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Salas

Jaime Salas

US Ambassador, Milagro Tequila
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Having grown up dividing his time between the creative freedom of San Francisco and Mexico’s... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Torres

Jesse Torres

Jesse was born in Las Cruces, NM in 1982 and has spent much of his life living overseas in Korea, Germany and most recently, New Jersey. He was active duty Air Force for six years before separating and joining the AF Reserves at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. He was previously... Read More →
avatar for JP De Loera

JP De Loera

Milagro Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors


Friday July 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Private

9:00pm CDT

DIAGEO BACKYARD HOUSE PARTY
Some of the best parties are the ones that never require leaving home. Diageo will bring the ultimate backyard house party to you­ fit with your favorite house party drinks, a back patio doubling as a dance floor, lawn party games, an ice luge and even a "pool".  Featuring the talents of the USBG World Class Competition, classic house party drinks will be recreated with the finest ingredients and served by the finest barmen: Charles Joly, Jeff Bell, Ricky Gomez and a selection of the top Regional Finalists.  As Warhol once said, "One¹s company, two¹s a crowd and three¹s a party," so invite a friend and come party with us!

Personalities
avatar for Carla Rivera

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... Read More →
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Charles Joly

Founder, Crafthouse Cocktails
Chicago native Charles Joly is an award-winning, lifelong food and beverage professional. In 2012 Joly took on the roll of Beverage Director at the Aviary in Chicago. Partnered with Chef Achatz this venture was granted the 2013 James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. Formerly... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

General Manager, PDT
Jeff Bell is the General Manager at PDT in New York City and has been working there since 2010. His career in hospitality began his in 2003 washing dishes and bussing tables as a college freshman. Originally just a flexible job to pay for school turned into much more as he worked... Read More →
avatar for Jon Santer

Jon Santer

Owner/Operator, Prizefighter
Jon Santer has been in the spirits industry for the past 15 years. Between 2006 - 08 he was the only person to be a part of the opening teams at: Bourbon & Branch, Beretta, and Heavenʼs Dog. From 2007-2009 he served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the United States Bartenderʼs... Read More →
avatar for Lynnette Marrero

Lynnette Marrero

Owner/Co-Founder, DrinksAt6/Speed Rack
Lynnette Marrero’s “spirited” career began when she accepted a job at New York’s Flatiron Lounge alongside cocktail savant Julie Reiner. Marrero quickly made the transition from cocktail-waitress to bartender and knew that the spirits industry was her true calling. After learning... Read More →
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Sean Kenyon

Bartender/Proprietor, Williams & Graham, Denver, CO
Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930's. Sean was raised in his family's pubs and while other kids wanted to be firemen or super heroes... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday July 18, 2015 12:00am CDT
Contemporary Arts Center Warehouse 900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130-3908

10:00pm CDT

Bacardi Portfolio Party
Sponsors
avatar for Bacardi USA

Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 18, 2015 1:00am CDT
The Sugar Mill 1021 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00pm CDT

Spirited Cocktail Coaches
OLD WORLD & NEW WORLD SPIRITED COCKTAIL COACHES

Travel in style and comfort to celebrated NOLA cocktail destinations Bellocq, Cure, Twelve Mile Limit, and The Saint courtesy of the Craft + Estate boutique spirits portfolio. Two shuttles will run simultaneously. Both starting at the Hotel Monteleone, one coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Cure, to Bellocq, and then back. Our second coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Twelve Mile Limit, to The Saint, and then back. Catch the Coaches throughout prime bar-hopping hours on three consecutive nights. The Old World Coach will showcase spirits and cocktails from the Old World including Nardini and Poli, Tullibardine, Kinahans, Blackwoods and Boomsma; while the New World Coach will feature Boyd & Blair, Stonewall, Rough Rider and other craft spirits. Hashtag #craftcoach on Twitter and Instagram for the latest Coach location and to share your own experiences.

Personalities
avatar for Adam Seger

Adam Seger

Founding Partner, HUM Botanical Spirits, BALSAM Spirits and Truffe Amere Bitters Companies Corporate
BIO ADAM SEGER CCP An alumnus of Michelin Starred restaurants Chez Julien in Strasbourg, TRU in Chicago and The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Certified Culinary Professional and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger takes a chef's approach behind the bar, being called appropriately... Read More →
avatar for Chiyo Takemoto

Chiyo Takemoto

Spirits Specialist, Vintage Wines, A Member of the Winebow Group
I've been working at Vintage Wines in Chicago as the Spirit Specialist for about a year now, with a foundation in the food/bev industry. I have a deep passion for agave spirits, especially for Mezcal. I love being creative and developing cocktails using a balance of fruit and earth... Read More →
avatar for Josh Wortman

Josh Wortman

Spirits Specialist, Martin Scott Wines
Josh Wortman is Spirits Specialist for Martin Scott Wines in New York City where he manages and supports Martin Scott’s craft spirits portfolio. Prior to Martin Scott, Josh was Beverage Director and Head Bartender at Añejo in New York City where he designed their agave spirits-based... Read More →
avatar for Matt DeVriendt

Matt DeVriendt

Spirits Manager, The Henry Wine Group
Matt(y) DeVriendt is Manager of Spirits and Fortified Wine for the Henry Wine Group, Northern California. For the past 4 years, he was working with The Winebow Group as a Spirits Specialist in New York City, and then covered the Western US. In the years leading up to that, Matt... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 18, 2015 2:00am CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:59pm CDT

Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine presented by Reyka Vodka

End your evening with a taste of Iceland from Reyka Vodka. Much like the unconventional and charming homeland of Reyka, you won't know what to expect. But you can trust it'll have you saying Skal!

At midnight on Thursday and Friday, Reyka’s Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine will appear in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. Be sure to get a token during the week from Reyka Ambassador, Trevor Schneider or William Grant Portfolio Ambassador, Charlotte Voisey, as the Icelandic Óvart Vending Machine only works with the token in hand.

Personalities
avatar for Charlotte Voisey

Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Schneider

Trevor Schneider

Reyka Vodka US, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 11:59pm - Saturday July 18, 2015 1:30am CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, July 18
 

12:00pm CDT

Elyx House

Saturday July 18, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Bevolo 318 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Wild Turkey Presents: Masters of the Craft
Reserve your spot aboard the Wild Turkey #Nevertamed Bourbon Tour and rub elbows with true bourbon legends, Jimmy & Eddie Russell. The world’s only active father-son master distiller duo will impart their combined 90+ years of bourbon wisdom and give you a chance to learn the secrets of blending bourbon to get the perfect batch. Book your ticket for a true bourbon bucket list experience with two legendary masters.

  • 11 AM to 12 PM
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
TBD TBD

12:30pm CDT

Monkey (47) Business

Join us for a media luncheon and learn why Robert Parker, The Robb Report and top publications around the world have named Monkey 47 “the best tasting gin in the world”

Hosted by special guest Alexander Stein, Managing Director of Black Forest Distillers and
Top Bar Monkeys Pamela Wiznitzer, Sean Hoard and Gregory Buda

Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. MONKEY 47, a dry gin with an unrivaled complexity and quality, distilled from 47 handpicked botanicals and macerated in a combination of pure molasses alcohol and extremely soft natural spring water.

Join in as the man behind the bottle and top bar monkeys talk Monkey Business and create eccentric libations made with the rare but true Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin.

Personalities
avatar for Pamela Wiznitzer

Pamela Wiznitzer

Creative Director, Seamstress
Pamela Wiznitzer has a true passion and zest for the industry that is seen and tasted in every drink she serves and also transcends the bar. Since 2006, Pamela has been working throughout NYC, and most recently as the Creative Director and bartender at Seamstress on the Upper Eastside... Read More →
avatar for Sean Hoard

Sean Hoard

Founding Partner, The Commissary LLC
Also founding partner of Party Patrol and Mr. November LLC.

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Brennan's 417 Royal St

4:00pm CDT

Imbibe Happy Hour
Imbibe’s Happy Hour is an annual tradition at Tales. Join Imbibe for a Saturday-afternoon cocktail break at the French 75 Bar. Chris Hannah will be mixing up summery cocktails featuring some of the incredible spirits and vermouths from Haus Alpenz. Head over to have a drink with Imbibe's editors, check out one of New Orlean's best cocktail spots and toast another great year of Tales.

Sponsors
avatar for Imbibe Magazine

Imbibe Magazine

Official Media Partner of Tales of the Cocktail®


Saturday July 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Arnaud's French 75 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112

7:00pm CDT

Mesa Milagro: A Spirited Mexican Dinner Series
Inspired by the electric vibrancy of Mexico City, come join Chef Diego Galicia of San Antonio’s acclaimed Mixtli restaurant at Mesa Milagro for a unique artisanal multi-course culinary feast. Hosted alongside Milagro Tequila Ambassadors & special guest  Jaime Salas, Juan Pablo De Loera & Jesse Torres, Chef Diego Galicia will guide you through tastes of modern Mexico together with our agave forward spirit. Join our spirited table, in our celebration of life, friends, and tequila!

www.restaurantmixtli.com  

Personalities
avatar for Chef Diego Galicia

Chef Diego Galicia

Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1984. He moved to San Antonio in 2002. He studied psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio a few years before graduating from The Culinary Institute of America.  While a student at the CIA, he was employed at Restaurant Lüke, owned... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Salas

Jaime Salas

US Ambassador, Milagro Tequila
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Having grown up dividing his time between the creative freedom of San Francisco and Mexico’s... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Torres

Jesse Torres

Jesse was born in Las Cruces, NM in 1982 and has spent much of his life living overseas in Korea, Germany and most recently, New Jersey. He was active duty Air Force for six years before separating and joining the AF Reserves at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. He was previously... Read More →
avatar for JP De Loera

JP De Loera

Milagro Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons

Sponsors


Saturday July 18, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Private

10:00pm CDT

Spirited Cocktail Coaches
OLD WORLD & NEW WORLD SPIRITED COCKTAIL COACHES

Travel in style and comfort to celebrated NOLA cocktail destinations Bellocq, Cure, Twelve Mile Limit, and The Saint courtesy of the Craft + Estate boutique spirits portfolio. Two shuttles will run simultaneously. Both starting at the Hotel Monteleone, one coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Cure, to Bellocq, and then back. Our second coach will run continuously from the Hotel, to Twelve Mile Limit, to The Saint, and then back. Catch the Coaches throughout prime bar-hopping hours on three consecutive nights. The Old World Coach will showcase spirits and cocktails from the Old World including Nardini and Poli, Tullibardine, Kinahans, Blackwoods and Boomsma; while the New World Coach will feature Boyd & Blair, Stonewall, Rough Rider and other craft spirits. Hashtag #craftcoach on Twitter and Instagram for the latest Coach location and to share your own experiences.

Personalities
avatar for Adam Seger

Adam Seger

Founding Partner, HUM Botanical Spirits, BALSAM Spirits and Truffe Amere Bitters Companies Corporate
BIO ADAM SEGER CCP An alumnus of Michelin Starred restaurants Chez Julien in Strasbourg, TRU in Chicago and The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Certified Culinary Professional and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger takes a chef's approach behind the bar, being called appropriately... Read More →
avatar for Chiyo Takemoto

Chiyo Takemoto

Spirits Specialist, Vintage Wines, A Member of the Winebow Group
I've been working at Vintage Wines in Chicago as the Spirit Specialist for about a year now, with a foundation in the food/bev industry. I have a deep passion for agave spirits, especially for Mezcal. I love being creative and developing cocktails using a balance of fruit and earth... Read More →
avatar for Josh Wortman

Josh Wortman

Spirits Specialist, Martin Scott Wines
Josh Wortman is Spirits Specialist for Martin Scott Wines in New York City where he manages and supports Martin Scott’s craft spirits portfolio. Prior to Martin Scott, Josh was Beverage Director and Head Bartender at Añejo in New York City where he designed their agave spirits-based... Read More →
avatar for Matt DeVriendt

Matt DeVriendt

Spirits Manager, The Henry Wine Group
Matt(y) DeVriendt is Manager of Spirits and Fortified Wine for the Henry Wine Group, Northern California. For the past 4 years, he was working with The Winebow Group as a Spirits Specialist in New York City, and then covered the Western US. In the years leading up to that, Matt... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday July 19, 2015 2:00am CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:00pm CDT

Bartender's Breakfast
Since its inception in 2007, The Bartenders Breakfast has been the premiere event at Tales of the Cocktail®. Guest bartenders, special guest DJs and themes that always go above and beyond the wildest imagination keep this event in the upper echelon of celebrations. Always following the Spirited Awards® ceremony, The Bartenders Breakfast is the last official TOTC event, closing out the week of festivities with one of the most coveted tickets of the festival. The event features the English Gin portfolio of brands with Plymouth, Beefeater, and Beefeater 24 Gins.

Sponsors
avatar for Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin

Produced since 1793 at Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, England, Britain's oldest distillery. A distinctive style of gin that by law can only be produced in Plymouth. The over 200 year-old recipe is perfectly balanced blend of seven botanicals: juniper berry, coriander, lemon... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday July 19, 2015 2:00am CDT
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 2800 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
 
Sunday, July 19
 

12:00pm CDT

Irish Goodbye
The spirits called you to New Orleans and now it’s time to say one final goodbye. But this isn’t a somber occasion. It’s a celebration of all the things we learned, all the old friends we saw, all the new friends we made and all the amazing cocktails we enjoyed together during Tales of the Cocktail 2015. So join us at the Erin Rose on Sunday July 19th anytime from noon till midnight to celebrate with one final shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey in your Frozen Irish Coffee. It’s the perfect way to honor the spirits that brought us together for one incredible week.

Sponsors

Sunday July 19, 2015 12:00pm - Monday July 20, 2015 12:00am CDT
Erin Rose 811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112