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


Mig Fuel Poolside Party Launch presented by Phenix Brands

For years Mig Fuel has been in development and this year, it is complete and… it launches at Tales! Kick off the week with us, Phenix Brands, as we debut our newest creation that is sure to take the world by storm! Mig Fuel is a high octane 90 proof shooter that has no other comparison on the market.

We have been known to throw one hell of a party and this year is no different, join Ray “Godfather” Edwards and the Master Bar Czar’s as we take over the pool at the Monteleone and transform it to the biggest, baddest training facility for new recruits to the Mig Fuel Brand.

No further explanation is needed. Shots will be flowing, Music will be blasting, and no party is complete without the “Mig-ettes” our very own Russian models! Grab that SPF cause this is 90 Proof!

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Ray Edwards

Founder / CEO, Phenix Brands
Founder and CEO of Phenix Brands, LLC. Our brands include STILETTO Vodka (aka: SHPILKA Vodka), LONDON Vodka, SAMOGON, MIG Fuel (90 Proof Shooter) and LL Kinanhan's Irish Whiskey (The preferred whiskey of Jerry Thomas 1862) Showman, bartender, consumer and friend to many but not a... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pool at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Wednesday, July 15


Redemption Rocks Rye Pool Tasting by Bardstown Barrel Selections, Inc.

Redemption Rye invites you to attend our annual Tales Kick off party on the roof of the Monteleone by the pool.

Featured will be a vertical tasting of Redemption Rye from rye fresh off the still to 17 years old barrel aged rye. Experience how rye develops and matures in the barrel.

We'll also have our friends from around the country showcasing some signature Redemption cocktails. We'll also feature the sounds of local rock band or two for your listening enjoyment.

Wednesday July 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pool at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Thursday, July 16


The Bar of Hyperbolic Fabrications presented by Hendrick's Gin
Creativity, imagination, and telling tall tales: who is the biggest prevaricator in the bar world? And who has the most sensitive nose for a dirty lie? Can you keep a poker face and convince our top-secret special guest judges that you really did once own Errol Flynn’s secret Masonic-engraved silver shaker but lost it when Mossad raided your apartment? Can you work out if Jim Ryan is telling porkie pies? Beat the lie detector! Win prizes which are literally out of this world! Test your fiction-stirring abilities or stand back and judge others, whilst enjoying cocktails made from extremely rare ingredients like Condensed Fairies’ Farts.

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David Piper

Global Ambassador, Hendrick's Gin
I'm an adventurer in the world of reality and the world of imagination, and the world of great bars, where they all come together. The fuel for my trips everywhere tends to be a Hendrick's Dry Martini. The realms of magic and poetry and humour and nonsense and love are all available... Read More →
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Mark Stoddard

Hendrick's Gin Brand Ambassador, William Grant & Sons


Thursday July 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pool at the Royal Sonesta


The London Nº1 Gin Pool Party presented by Gonzalez Byass
The London No.1 Gin provides a delicious and unique flavour profile and is an exciting and innovative standout brand. We love the finer things in life, so come along and join us for the heartiest of happy hours as we wind down the afternoon and gear up for the evening with some refreshing Gin & Tonics. Relax and unwind poolside or take a break from the sweltering heat and dip your toes while our DJ puts you in the mood for the long night ahead. Have your picture taken with one of our stunning London No.1 girls or Pete…he’s alright, we guess.

Bring: Anything Blue

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Celia Schoonraad

International Spirits Manager, Gonzalez Byass
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Peter Allison

International Spirits Manager, Gonzalez Byass

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London No. 1 Gin

The London Nº1 marks a return to the heyday of gin production, valuing the traditions and legacy of a London Dry style distillate, using herbs and spices that were synonymous with the city’s busy trading ports during the 18th and 19th centuries. A sublime spirit with a captivating... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pool at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday, July 17


Orange is the New Black Pool Party presented by Angostura Bitters
Escape to the Hotel Monteleone rooftop pool and celebrate your freedom at Angostura's Orange is the New Black Pool Party. Treat yourself to our "Taystee" Angostura Orange Bitters food & cocktails while enjoying the sights & sounds of our annual pool party.

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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 →


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