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The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.

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Wednesday, July 15
 

2:30pm

Rhum Barbancourt Tiki Takeover presented by Rhum Barbancourt
Craft cocktails calling your name? Look no further than the Rhum Barbancourt Tiki Takeover at The Corner Bar!

Come by and taste why Rhum Barbancourt has been creating perfection for over 150 years with our tiki-inspired menu featuring several Rhum Barbancourt expressions. We’ll be showcasing Cesar’s Punch, the original Rhum Barbancourt tiki cocktail, made with Rhum Barbancourt 3 Star, as well as some other tropical treasures you won’t want to miss. 

Join us in a toast to tradition with glasses that are always half full. Cheers!

Personalities
avatar for Zach Lynch

Zach Lynch

Bar Manager, The Ice Plant
After tending bar in Orlando for a little over ten years in different formats from fine dining to microbrews and craft cocktails I helped found the Central Florida Chapter of the USBG. When working a booth at Rum Renaissance met the owners of the Ice Plant and St Augustine Distillery... 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 →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Thursday, July 16
 

10:30am

Eat, Drink and Be Wild with Our All Natural Crafted Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres presented by Gubba Rum and Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.
WILD HIBISCUS FLOWER CO and Jocelyn Etherington (Co-owner / Director) from Australia will be returning to TOTC to demonstrate the versatility of their product range in beautifully crafted cocktails designed by their talented mixologist and bartender team, Anthony DeSerio (Award winning bartender/consultant and former president/current member USBG CT chapter) and Igor Zukowiec (Founder of ALCHEMIQ cocktails • hors d'oeuvres • events). This year, we are joining forces with GUBBA RUM (www.gubbarum.com) and owner, Steve Gubb from MA and using both their exceptionally smooth organic rums in our feature cocktails. Gubba Silver is infused with real coconut and Gubba Gold is infused with real vanilla. Both are pure cane spirits. The flavor profiles and the all natural ingredients pair very well with Wild Hibiscus products.

We will be featuring none other than our original ruby-red Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup as well as our latest innovative Flower Extracts, including b’Lure (www.b-Lure.com). b’Lure is our all-natural blue color syrup – highly concentrated with the pigment we extract from the exotic butterfly pea flower. When citrus is added it magically changes from bright blue to a divine purple or pink – offering a little extra theatre for cocktails with many possibilities including molecular mixology, foams, bright blue ice that melts into purple and two-part cocktails combined during presentation for a fun color change before drinking.

Our bar will adorn an extra touch of class and creative direction, courtesy of ALCHEMIQ (www.alchemiq.com), a truly unique catering & cocktail company out of NYC with a passion for all things natural, delicious and memorable – just like our flowers! ALCHEMIQ will work its magic with some of our flower products in collaboration with the wonderful Chef Randy and Team at Hotel Monteleone to bring to you some amazing foods to try with your cocktails.

Come and see our whole range of premium, hand-made products from Australia including our three latest Flower Extracts that can be used just like a bitters from a dropper bottle – b’Lure, Hibiscus and Bulgarian Rose (www.wildhibiscus.com). Sip on some craft cocktails and sample Gubba Rum, returning for its third year at Tales. Gubba Rum, so good and so smooth, you can drink it straight or just over ice.

We look forward to serving you and saying hello to our industry friends, new and old.

Personalities
avatar for Anthony DeSerio

Anthony DeSerio

Bartender Consultant, Independant/Freelance
Ask me anything you like. I look forward to meeting all of you! Cheers
avatar for Igor Zukowiec

Igor Zukowiec

Founder, ALCHEMIQ Catering
I'm a NYC based caterer, bar consultant & beverage stylist for photography. Catering: www.ALCHEMIQ.com Consulting & Styling Portfolio: www.TALKINGCOCKTAILS.com Social: @alchemiq
avatar for Jocelyn Etherington

Jocelyn Etherington

Co-Owner / Director, Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
Company Co-Owner / Director of Wild Hibiscus Flower Company. I love to visit United States with our Wild Hibiscus Flower products and see how they are being used in the most creative ways. Looking forward to seeing the cocktail industry at its best at TOTC and serving you some great... Read More →
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Steven Gubb

Owner / President, Paradise Imports, LLC
Paradise Imports, LLC is the supplier of Gubba Gold Rum & Gubba Silver Rum. Gubba rum is currently distributed in MA, and we are working on expanding distribution to FL, NV, CO and LA. Gubba Gold & Gubba Silver are both 70 proof, pure cane rums, organic, and as we say in Boston... Read More →

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Thursday July 16, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm

Langley’s No. 8 Distilled London Gin- The Quintessential Gin & Tonic presented by Terlato Artisan Spirits
Langley’s No. 8 is a celebration of tradition and quality. Langley’s Distillery has been hand-crafting small batch, award-winning gins, using only traditional methods, since 1920.  

Distilled in an old English-made copper pot still nicknamed Connie, our master distiller uses only 100% English wheat for the base spirit and a secret blend of eight botanicals. Dialing in the ABV to exactly 41.7%, the result is a perfectly balanced gin of classic taste, ideal for the quintessential Gin & Tonic and other bespoke cocktails.

Stop by The Corner Bar in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone for a complimentary sample and discover one of England’s hottest brands now on American bars: Langley's No. 8.

Personalities
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Mark Dawkins

Mark Dawkins, with two decades of experience in the drinks industry, co-founded Charter Brands Ltd in 2011. He and business partner Mark Crump worked with Master Distiller Rob Dorsett at the Langley Distillery in the UK to create Langley’s No.8. Made in small batches from 100% English... Read More →

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Terlato Artisan Spirits

Terlato Artisan Spirits offers an exclusive collection of hand-crafted premium spirits from around the world.


Thursday July 16, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Friday, July 17
 

10:30am

Domaine de Canton: A Romance of Flavors presented by Domaine de Canton

Enjoy cocktails straight from a Vietnamese market. Domaine de Canton is handcrafted using Baby Ginger, Cognac Tahitian Vanilla and Prevencal Honey. The Corner Bar at Hotel Monteleone will be transformed into a market with specialty ingredients featured in cocktails developed by Heaven Hill National Brand Educator Lynn House.

Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur is inspired by the French tradition in which sweet and fresh elixirs are fortified by fine eau de vie and cognac. Domaine de Canton is the world's first and only ultra-premium ginger liqueur.

Personalities
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Lynn House

National Brand Educator, Heaven Hill Brands
Lynn House is the National Brand Educator for Heaven Hill Brands, covering the premium liqueur portfolio. Lynn has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As National Brand Educator, she is in charge of PAMA and Domaine de Canton’s innovative outreach program designed... Read More →

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Friday July 17, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm

Domaine de Canton: A Romance of Flavors presented by Domaine de Canton

Enjoy cocktails straight from a Vietnamese market. Domaine de Canton is handcrafted using Baby Ginger, Cognac Tahitian Vanilla and Prevencal Honey. The Corner Bar at Hotel Monteleone will be transformed into a market with specialty ingredients featured in cocktails developed by Heaven Hill National Brand Educator Lynn House.

Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur is inspired by the French tradition in which sweet and fresh elixirs are fortified by fine eau de vie and cognac. Domaine de Canton is the world's first and only ultra-premium ginger liqueur.

Personalities
avatar for Lynn House

Lynn House

National Brand Educator, Heaven Hill Brands
Lynn House is the National Brand Educator for Heaven Hill Brands, covering the premium liqueur portfolio. Lynn has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As National Brand Educator, she is in charge of PAMA and Domaine de Canton’s innovative outreach program designed... Read More →

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Friday July 17, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, July 18
 

10:30am

Hot Day, Cool Start with Gosling’s and Pallini presented by Gosling's Rum & Pallini Limoncello

Who says you can’t have dessert first? From 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Pallini’s 3-layered boozy popsicles may be the best hair of the dog ever created, but hey, we’re bias…we’ll let you decide.

From 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, beat the heat with Gosling’s frozen version of the classic Dark ‘N Stormy. So refreshing, So Unique!

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Sponsors
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Pallini S.p.A.

Pallini Limoncello is a brand of traditional Italian lemon-flavored liqueur known as limoncello. It is produced in Italy by Pallini S.p.A. a family-owned and operated beverage company based in Rome, Italy. It is 26% alcohol by volume, 52 proof. The limoncello was introduced in 1999... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm

Pikesville Rye Whiskey: A Classic Reemerges presented by Heaven Hill Whiskies
Prohibition shuttered most of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry. Pikesville, produced since the 1890’s, reemerged after Prohibition and became the lone brand to keep this style of Rye alive. Now produced in Kentucky from extra-aged barrels stored in prime warehouse locations, Heaven Hill has reclaimed the past with the rich and spicy notes of Pikesville.

Enjoy the new six year old, 110 proof Pikesville Rye Whiskey for the first time at the Corner Bar of the Hotel Monteleone.

Personalities
avatar for Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

The Whiskey Professor, Heaven Hill Brands
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular... Read More →

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Saturday July 18, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130