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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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Monday, July 13
 

6:00pm

MOTAC Presents "State of the Art 2015," Featuring the Tanqueray No. TEN Imperial Shaker by Jason Crawley
PRICE: $50 in advance/$40 for SoFAB-MOTAC and USBG members and all Tales of the Cocktail® registrants/$60 at the door

TICKETS & ADDITIONAL INFO: cocktailmuseum.org/events-and-seminars

The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), a division of the nonprofit SoFAB Institute, celebrates a singular cultural icon and develops its craft, field, and market through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Founded by craft cocktail pioneer Dale DeGroff and a group of cocktail authorities and historians, MOTAC advances the profession and expands consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Led by Director Philip M. Dobard, MOTAC maintains permanent collections in New Orleans and Los Angeles and regularly presents both consumer-focused and trade-oriented programs in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. MOTAC also works to boost career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage greater participation by women and others under-represented in the field.


Monday July 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

3:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
Before Tales of the Cocktail® became the international festival it is today, it started as a walking cocktail tour of one of America’s most spirited cities: New Orleans. Today the tour continues to delight visitors and locals alike with tall tales on how the city’s most legendary drinks came to be. Join New Orleans’ resident cocktail history expert, Joe Gendusa, on an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail® romp through the French Quarter.

Personalities
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00pm

Keynote Speaker: A Spirited Evening with Danny Meyer
Kick off your Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 with a spirited presentation from one of the world’s renowned experts on hospitality, Danny Meyer from the Union Square Hospitality Group. Meyer literally wrote the book on how to serve with the his book Setting the Table and he will share the insights from his 25-year career during a lively discussion moderated by Paul G. Tuennerman at the Harrah’s Theater. Tickets start at $115 or you can upgrade to the exclusive VIP experience, which includes a meet and greet with Meyer before the show. This intimate setting means there are a limited number of tickets so get yours today to be a part of the first-ever Tales of the Cocktail® keynote event.

Restaurateur Danny Meyer has become a world-renowned master of hospitality. This summer at Tales of the Cocktail, he'll be answering your questions during his keynote address. Make the most out of this opportunity by using #AskDannyMeyer on Twitter to post your questions. 
@TOTC #TOTC2015 #AskDannyMeyer
 

Moderators
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →

Speakers
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Danny Meyer

CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Marta, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient, a learning and consulting business... Read More →

Sponsors
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Food Republic

Food Republic is one of the foremost online sources for news and commentary on food, drink, travel, design, cooking and more. Published to a wide audience in the United States and abroad, the site features a daily lineup of interviews with prominent chefs, mixologists and personalities... Read More →
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The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

From restaurants to jazz clubs to parks to shops, there are endless ways to follow your NOLA in New Orleans. Everyone’s NOLA is different. Follow yours at followyournola.com.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Harrah's Theater 228 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Thursday, July 16
 

3:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
Before Tales of the Cocktail® became the international festival it is today, it started as a walking cocktail tour of one of America’s most spirited cities: New Orleans. Today the tour continues to delight visitors and locals alike with tall tales on how the city’s most legendary drinks came to be. Join New Orleans’ resident cocktail history expert, Joe Gendusa, on an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail® romp through the French Quarter.

Personalities
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

5:30pm

Made in America Happy Hour
Tales of the Cocktail® is an international festival celebrating spirits from around the world. But at Made in America we’re keeping things close to home as we feature a special selection of craft distilleries and their liquors that are made right here in the good old US of A. Join us for this special event to sample whiskeys, gins, rums, vodkas and other spirits that represent the best of American craftsmanship as we salute the spirits that make our country so flavorful.

Sponsors
avatar for Balcones Distilling

Balcones Distilling

In only its seventh year in business, Balcones has gone on to acquire over 145 accolades and awards from respected judges, panels and competitions around the globe, cementing its position as one of the most highly regarded craft whisky distilleries in the world. Balcones Distillery... Read More →
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Bayou Rum

Bayou Rum is handmade in the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art equipment for all four steps: fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. The beautiful facility right down the road in Lacassine, Louisiana... Read More →
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Cathead Distillery

Mississippi's Distillery located just north of Jackson, MS established in 2010.
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Charleston Distilling Co.

Charleston Distilling Co. spirits are handmade in small batches in Charleston, South Carolina. We begin with the finest local grains, hand selected and milled in our own mill house in Summerton, South Carolina. We mash, ferment, distill, age, blend and bottle right on King Street... Read More →
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Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

We use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft-distilled, natural, Pure Pot-still brandies.Our brandies are batch distilled in Louisville, KY exclusively in copper pot-stills, and are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, boise (powdered oak, shavings or... Read More →
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Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Distillery, based in Hye, Texas, makes the finest tasting, highest quality straight bourbon whiskey in America. We are the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas history and have been producing authentic straight bourbon from scratch, by hand since 2007. We NEVER... Read More →
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Glencairn Crystal

Glencairn created the glass that shaped whisky drinking. A family owned business in Scotland for two generations, we have also decorated and produced decanters for some of the largest & smallest spirit brands in the world. We treat everyone with warmth & respect, like a family would... Read More →
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New Holland Artisan Spirits

After over a decade of craft-brewing, distilling was a natural extension for us. As perpetual students of fermentation, the art of creating alcohol, the next step of distilling into a more pure state, came easy. We coax flavor all the way from the brewhouse through our Prohibition-era... Read More →
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Tippleman's

Tippleman's is a line of "Not Quite Simple Syrups" designed for bartenders to easily introduce more complex flavor characteristics into cocktails. Each bar syrup is handcrafted with a unique attention to the ingredients. Made in rather small batches, the finest quality ingredients... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

8:00pm

Bourbon Through Bluegrass

Close your eyes and picture a Ken Burns documentary on Bourbon brought to life through live bluegrass music. Join Heaven Hill at the House of Blues and experience the evolution of Bourbon by tasting whiskey (and what became Bourbon) that folks drank back in the 1700’s, followed by what they drank in the 1800’s and finally what they’re drinking in present day.  

This tasting of whiskeys from Heaven Hill stimulates all the senses.  See, hear, smell, feel and taste the history of the native spirit of the United States and literally drink in the history of Kentucky’s fine spirit through its music. Enjoy music performed by Heaven Hill’s International Whiskey Ambassador, Bernie Lubbers and bluegrass musician, Hickory Vaught. 


Sponsors
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Heaven Hill

America's largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, Heaven Hill Brands has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country's seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of well-known... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
House of Blues 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

8:00pm

Party Bus Daiquiri Tours
Get on the bus and roll with us to the Daiquiri Shop! Since the New Orleans style Daiquiri (AKA Frozen Daiquiri) is the official cocktail this year, Tales of the Cocktail has teamed up with the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival & Defend The Daiquiri to take you on a Daiquiri Tour! Jump aboard an authentic New Orleans Party Bus (you have to see it to believe it) and roll with us around the city to the tune of what we've dubbed "Daiquiri Music." The Daiquiri is the icon of outdoor drinking in NOLA, it's the poster boy of Go-Cup culture, so Daiquiri Music is the outdoor sound of NOLA, what you hear rolling by outside, flooding out of bars, and being played on street corners. In other words, Brass, Bounce, & old-school Rhythm & Blues. We'll be rolling to a few legendary Daiquiri Shops and some new school Craft Daiquiri spots. Hosted by local comedian, historian and Daiquiri Expert, Corey Mack, you'll learn a thing or two about the history of Daiquiris in New Orleans, as well as some essential Daiquiri pop culture insights (like where Beyonce & Jay Z stop for Daiquiris). The Who Daiq Flava Girls will be there to demonstrate how to dance on a party bus while enjoying your Daiquiri (a required skill for locals). 

Ticket includes:
  • Chartered tour guide and bus to some of New Orleans best Daiquiri Shops and several of the cocktail bars serving up Craft Daiqs!
  • Discounted Daiquiris 
  • Limited Edition "Defend The Daiquiri" Go-Cup
  • Daiquiri Shirt
  • Defend The Daiquiri swag
Cost: $49.00 per person 


Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Friday, July 17
 

3:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
Before Tales of the Cocktail® became the international festival it is today, it started as a walking cocktail tour of one of America’s most spirited cities: New Orleans. Today the tour continues to delight visitors and locals alike with tall tales on how the city’s most legendary drinks came to be. Join New Orleans’ resident cocktail history expert, Joe Gendusa, on an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail® romp through the French Quarter.

Personalities
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

5:30pm

Daiquiri Time Out Happy Hour
With five days of events from morning till night, your Tales schedule can get a little busy. The Daiquiri Time Out was started just for times like these. Founded by Andrew Deitz as a way to remind us to slow down when life gets hectic, the Daiquiri Time Out is a growing cocktail trend to savor the moment with a perfectly crafted daiquiri.

Our DTO invites everyone to take it easy for an hour or so as a team of bartenders from around the world serves their own take on traditional, frozen, Hemingway and all kinds of other daiquiris featuring the world’s best rums. Be a part of this special event to enjoy some R&R and the best collection of daiquiris you’ll ever taste.

Sponsors
avatar for Bayou Rum

Bayou Rum

Bayou Rum is handmade in the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art equipment for all four steps: fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. The beautiful facility right down the road in Lacassine, Louisiana... Read More →
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Chateau du Tariquet

Château du Tariquet produced its first Bas-Armagnac in 1683. The Grassa family purchased the estate in 1912, and since then has been focused on producing the finest award-winning Bas-Armagnac in the region.Château du Tariquet Bas-Armagnacs are a pure expression of the terroir of... Read More →
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Glencairn Crystal

Glencairn created the glass that shaped whisky drinking. A family owned business in Scotland for two generations, we have also decorated and produced decanters for some of the largest & smallest spirit brands in the world. We treat everyone with warmth & respect, like a family would... Read More →
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Mess Hall Cocktail Co.

Mess Hall Cocktail Cherries are a new cocktail cherry specifically made for the high quality of craft cocktails that are being stirred, shaken, and poured across the globe. We preserve our cherries by hand, with demerara sugar, a splash of bourbon, and the smallest notes of black... Read More →
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Montanya Distillers

Montanya Distillers is an American craft distillery making rum in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We use Louisiana-grown, non-GMO unrefined raw cane from a family farm and mill in Belle Rose, LA. Our rum is distilled, proofed and bottled using 100% mountain spring water... Read More →
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Novela

Serving cocktails with character, Novela is a book-­‐themed bar where literary references present themselves in intriguing ways. From its chromatically classified book collection to art pieces that riff on characters in historic novels, Novela offers a compelling setting that juxtaposes... Read More →
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Papa's Pilar Rum

Papa’s Pilar Rum is an award-winning premium sipping rum, crafted with the Hemingway family and inspired by Papa’s spirit for adventure. Sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean, U.S. & Central America, our artisan-crafted spirit is solera aged and blended in American... Read More →
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Plantation Rum

Alexandre Gabriel is a man with a singular focus from which he has not wavered in the 20 years he has been the head of esteemed Maison Ferrand. His focus and philosophy are simple – to produce special, unique spirits, gems so distinctive and revolutionary that they set the bar for... Read More →
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Rhum Barbancourt

Over 150 years ago, Dupre Barbancourt created the perfect recipe for pure Haitian sugar cane rhum. By using a double distillation process and Limousin oak barrel aging normally used for the most exquisite cognac, the Rhum Barbancourt tradition has stood the test of time. Barbancourt's... Read More →



Friday July 17, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

8:00pm

Party Bus Daiquiri Tours
Get on the bus and roll with us to the Daiquiri Shop! Since the New Orleans style Daiquiri (AKA Frozen Daiquiri) is the official cocktail this year, Tales of the Cocktail has teamed up with the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival & Defend The Daiquiri to take you on a Daiquiri Tour! Jump aboard an authentic New Orleans Party Bus (you have to see it to believe it) and roll with us around the city to the tune of what we've dubbed "Daiquiri Music." The Daiquiri is the icon of outdoor drinking in NOLA, it's the poster boy of Go-Cup culture, so Daiquiri Music is the outdoor sound of NOLA, what you hear rolling by outside, flooding out of bars, and being played on street corners. In other words, Brass, Bounce, & old-school Rhythm & Blues. We'll be rolling to a few legendary Daiquiri Shops and some new school Craft Daiquiri spots. Hosted by local comedian, historian and Daiquiri Expert, Corey Mack, you'll learn a thing or two about the history of Daiquiris in New Orleans, as well as some essential Daiquiri pop culture insights (like where Beyonce & Jay Z stop for Daiquiris). The Who Daiq Flava Girls will be there to demonstrate how to dance on a party bus while enjoying your Daiquiri (a required skill for locals). 

Ticket includes:
  • Chartered tour guide and bus to some of New Orleans best Daiquiri Shops and several of the cocktail bars serving up Craft Daiqs!
  • Discounted Daiquiris 
  • Limited Edition "Defend The Daiquiri" Go-Cup
  • Daiquiri Shirt
  • Defend The Daiquiri swag
Cost: $49.00 per person 


Friday July 17, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, July 18
 

1:00pm

Storytelling: Letters to Young Bartender
Letters to a Young Bartender returns to Tales of the Cocktail® with new letters from legendary mentors of the global bartending scene. Find out what advice they wish they could have given themselves as they started out on their journey behind the stick.

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 →
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Erik Lorincz

Head Bartender, American bar, The Savoy
Erik started his career graduating from the Hospitality School in his native Slovakia in 1999. Shortly afterwards he came across the first bartending book by Roman Uhlir. This inspired Erik greatly and he decided to take up the opportunity to learn about bartending. He joined a... Read More →
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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
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Saturday July 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre 616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

3:00pm

Bacardi Drinks Theater presents "The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking"
You've heard of dinner theater?  Well, drinks theater is way better!  Only Bacardi could bring Off-Broadway to The French Quarter with this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit musical comedy, on special break from its sold-out run in New York City!  Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale along with a glittering cast of guest stars for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails!  Founder Ann Tuennerman calls The Imbible "a super addition to Tales of the Cocktail!"

Combining history, science, and music along with three craft cocktails served during the performance, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group.  Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on all things alcoholic, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing mead and distilling spirits, and – like any good bartender – keeps his guests laughing throughout the night!  Combining Anthony’s encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive theatre utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.  Renowned beverage writer Robert Haynes-Peterson declares that “while the show is wholly entertaining for the average civilian, it’s particularly poignant for bartenders, cocktailians, and distillery geeks.”

Speakers
avatar for Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern... Read More →
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Anthony Caporale

Principal Consultant, ICE Consulting Group
Anthony is a true pioneer in the beverage world, internationally known for being the first to bring mixology to both YouTube, with his seminal web video series Art of the Drink TV, and then to the New York stage with his groundbreaking Off-Broadway musical comedy, "The Imbible: A... Read More →
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Ann Tuennerman

Founder, Tales of the Cocktail
Ann Tuennerman is the Founder & Executive Director of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, which draws cocktail professionals from around the country to New Orleans each year. Ann and her husband Paul founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation... Read More →
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre 616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

3:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
Before Tales of the Cocktail® became the international festival it is today, it started as a walking cocktail tour of one of America’s most spirited cities: New Orleans. Today the tour continues to delight visitors and locals alike with tall tales on how the city’s most legendary drinks came to be. Join New Orleans’ resident cocktail history expert, Joe Gendusa, on an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail® romp through the French Quarter.

Personalities
JG

Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

6:30pm

The Spirited Awards® Ceremony
At Tales of the Cocktail® 2015, we’re taking you from Bourbon Street to the streets of Havana for the 9th Annual Spirited Awards®. This colorful and festive event will pay homage to the unique sights, sounds and flavors of Cuba as we honor the best of the spirits industry from bars and bartenders to writers and distillers. Come dressed in your best Cuban attire as we sip on daiquiris, take in some Cuban Jazz and celebrate the people that are changing the way the world drinks.

Sponsors
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi
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House of Angostura

The House of Angostura®
Capitalizing on its heritage as the world's most well-known maker of aromatic bitters, the House of Angostura® has catapulted into the 21st century with an exquisite range of rums, the magnificent Amaro di Angostura® and of course, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 →
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William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons



Saturday July 18, 2015 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Sheraton New Orleans 500 Canal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
 
Sunday, July 19
 

12:00pm

Donner-Peltier Distillers Distillery Day
Got Whiskey?  Got Gin?  Got Rum?  Got Vodka?  YES

The only Louisiana distillery producing Rum, Vodka, Gin, and Aged Whiskey, Donner-Peltier Distillers, invite you to come enjoy the Spirits of the South. Makers of: Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum, Rougaroux Full Moon Rum, Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum, Oryza Vodka, Oryza Gin, & LA1 Whiskey. 

Located 65 minutes from downtown, come spend a few hours with us in Cajun Country, where you’ll be welcomed with cocktails, learn how we distill all of our products, enjoy small bites of Boudin, Andouille Sausage and more, from Bourgeois Meat Market (since 1891).  You’ll also learn the about the legend of the Rougaroux, leave with a bottle of our award winning Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum, and 1 lucky guest will receive a bottle of our limited LA1 Whiskey.

Transportation provided from Palace Cafe at 605 Canal Street at 12:00 PM Sharp

Highlights of our products:

LA1 Whiskey:
Gold Medal Winner San Francisco Spirits 
Louisiana’s first aged whiskey since prohibition

Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum:
Double Gold Medal Winner San Francisco Spirits
Gold Medal Winner World Spirits Awards
93 Rating by BTI (highest rated rum being produced in Louisiana)

Rougaroux Full Moon Rum:
Gold Medal World Spirits Award
Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum:
A truly unique rum, infused with toasted pecans grown in Louisiana.

Oryza Vodka:
Gold Medal World Spirits Award
50 Best Gold Medal Award
1 of only 2 rice made Vodkas in the United States

Oryza Gin:
50 Best Gold Medal Award
91 Rating by BTI

More about Donner-Peltier Distillers
“Handcrafted for the Soul”
Located in the heart of Sugarcane Country, you will find our distillery where we make Rougaroux Rum, Oryza Vodka & Gin, and LA1 Whiskey-the first aged whiskey made in LA since prohibition. We take pride in using local ingredients in our award winning spirits.
Everything we make is Handcrafted for the Soul one batch at a time. From Cane to Cocktail and Grain to Glass.
 
www.dpdspirits.com


Sunday July 19, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Donner-Peltier Distillers 1635 St Patrick St, Thibodaux, LA 70301

12:00pm

Old New Orleans Rum Distillery Day
Join us for Distillery Day featuring delicious barbecuelive music, and never-before-tasted rums straight from the barrel. We'll be having an open house from 12 to 5pm, with our guided distillery tours running at 12 and 3pm. Feel free to hang out as long as you like and enjoy the food, music, and fun!

Highlights of Distillery Day include:
  • Meet the distillers behind our famous rums as they break open aged barrels for the first time and share them for you
  • Enjoy a variety of delicious barbecue meats and tempting side dishes
  • Live music to keep the party going!
Buy your tickets early to reserve a seat on our complimentary shuttle from the Michalopoulos Studio at 527 Elysian Fields Ave.


Sunday July 19, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Old New Orleans Rum 2815 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70122

12:00pm

The Bon Vivants with Imbibe present the 5th Annual Pig & Punch
Calling Pig & Punch a party hardly does it justice. Now in its 6th year, the festival within a festival that began at Tales of the Cocktail® is filled with pork, punch, music, games, and friends – all under the New Orleans sunshine in Washington Square Park. It’s all about community and camaraderie. In the spirit of Tales of the Cocktail’s commitment to giving back, The Bon Vivants have once again partnered with the New Orleans KIPP Charter Schools to donate both a day of volunteer work with over 100 bartenders from around the country, as well as all the proceeds from the sale of T-Shirts at the event itself. T-Shirts are $30 and get you food and drink.

To date, the event series has raised over $80,000 and has coordinated approximately 3500 volunteer hours in charter schools.  Come out, buy a shirt, get your fill of pig and punch, and let the good times roll at this one of a kind Tales event. 

Sponsors
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Imbibe Magazine

Official Media Partner of Tales of the Cocktail®


Sunday July 19, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Square Park 700 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

2:00pm

NOLA Brewery Tour & Tasting
There will be a guided tour through the brewing process and history of brewing as a whole from our VP of Operations, and Director of Funk, Derek Lintern.  We will walk you step by step through the process from grain to glass going over the flavor profiles created from the 3 main brewing ingredients.  We will also tour the Funk Cave, with our barrel aged and sour beers, and explain the differences in the processes and flavors achieved.  There will be multiple opportunites to sample our different beers both before, during, and after the tour itself.  

The tour is complimentary and pre-registration is required. Book your spot here! 

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Sunday July 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
NOLA Brewery 3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

3:00pm

New Orleans Cocktail Tour
Before Tales of the Cocktail® became the international festival it is today, it started as a walking cocktail tour of one of America’s most spirited cities: New Orleans. Today the tour continues to delight visitors and locals alike with tall tales on how the city’s most legendary drinks came to be. Join New Orleans’ resident cocktail history expert, Joe Gendusa, on an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail® romp through the French Quarter.

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Joe Gendusa

Gendusa is a New Orleans native and a respected teacher for 38 years. After his retirement, he joined forces with Tales of the Cocktail® founder, Ann Tuennerman, to start what is known today as New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour. Gendusa has also written a book entitled History With... Read More →

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Sunday July 19, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

3:00pm

Old New Orleans Rum Distillery Day
Join us for Distillery Day featuring delicious barbecuelive music, and never-before-tasted rums straight from the barrel. We'll be having an open house from 12 to 5pm, with our guided distillery tours running at 12 and 3pm. Feel free to hang out as long as you like and enjoy the food, music, and fun!

Highlights of Distillery Day include:
  • Meet the distillers behind our famous rums as they break open aged barrels for the first time and share them for you
  • Enjoy a variety of delicious barbecue meats and tempting side dishes
  • Live music to keep the party going!
Buy your tickets early to reserve a seat on our complimentary shuttle from the Michalopoulos Studio at 527 Elysian Fields Ave.


Sunday July 19, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Old New Orleans Rum 2815 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70122