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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
 

10:30am CDT

Un Vero Aperitivo Italiano- Mancino Vermouth
Join world-renowned Italian bartender, Giancarlo Mancino, and discover his exceptional vermouth. He will discuss why he created this stunning range of unique, yet classic, aperitifs. Learn all about the man, the process, and the inspiration behind arguably the most interesting line of new products to reach US shores in a long time. Mancino Vermouth Secco, Mancino Vermouth Bianco Ambrato, and Mancino Vermouth Rosso Amaranto are redefining what is possible in this category.

Please join us in what will be a memorable First Sip at Tales and an opportunity to learn from a master bartender how the most innovative bars and restaurants around the world are integrating these products into their programs.

Personalities
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Giancarlo Mancino

Founder, Mancino Vermouth
Giancarlo Mancino is one of the most talented and best bartenders ever to come out of Italy . A charming host and a master of vintage cocktails He is also the founder of Mancino Vermouth. Based between Hong Kong and Europe running a Bar and Beverage International Consultancy Company... Read More →
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Lars Fasel

Owner, Fasel Shenstone
Lars Fasel is the founder and owner of Fasel Shenstone. Fasel Shenstone was established in 2013 and began importing and managing multiple vermouth producers from Europe. Expanding quickly, their portfolio has garnered the attention of major restaurants, bars, hotels, and retail... Read More →
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Leith Shenstone

Owner, Fasel Shenstone
I am an importer of aperitifs, digestifs, and other fine European traditions. We go out into the world to find great quality and authentic products that deserve to be here in the US, and that merit the attention of people committed to the craft of bar owning, managing or tending... Read More →

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Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm CDT

A Unique Sipping Experience- Riazul Anejo Tequila presented by Terlato Artisan Spirits
Riazul was founded in the desert Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico on land that was handed down from generation to generation for more than 200 years. The unique terroir, with its virgin volcanic soils and the area’s harshest micro climate, produces Blue Agave unlike anywhere else in Jalisco. That is where Inaki Orozco, the founder of Riazul, hand-planted his Blue Agave shoots with the permission of his family’s elders.

After two distillations, Riazul Anejo is aged for two years in Cognac barrels. It displays subtle hints of Agave, driven by delicate flavors of honey, vanilla, dried fruits, and spices.  

Kick off Tales of the Cocktail® with a complimentary sample of Riazul Anejo at registration and find out why Business Insider named it the #1 Tequila in the world.

Personalities
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Inaki Orozco

Riazul Imports
Iñaki Orozco is founder, president, and CEO of Riazul Imports, a tequila company that is 200 years in the making. The 620 acres of land in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, where his blue agave is grown, was handed down in his family from his great-great grandmother. She was awarded... Read More →

Sponsors
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Terlato Artisan Spirits

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


Tuesday July 14, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

10:30am CDT

The First Sip- Westland Boulevardier presented by Anchor Distilling
The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your goodies, shop The Market at Tales and enjoy a Westland Boulevardier as your first Tales of the Cocktail® cocktail.

Personalities
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Emerson Lamb

President, Westland Distillery
Emerson Lamb is president and co-founder of Westland Distillery. Started in 2009 with the goal of putting the state of Washington on the map as a world class place to make single malt whiskey, today Westland is the largest such distillery in the United States. As a family business... Read More →
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John Troia

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
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Matteo Luxardo

Export Manager, Luxardo S.p.A.
Born in 1974, grew up in the country side till the age of 10 where I have discovered the beauty of being wild, a feeling that have never left me. Graduated from high school as a graphic designer have tried the world of university studying Japanese and Chinese, I have tried hardly... Read More →
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Peter Schaf

Co-Founder, Tempus Fugit
Since 2001, Peter Schaf has been actively re-creating historic protocols, co-developing, consulting and/or distilling over 25 different European absinthe brands, in distilleries located in France, Switzerland, Italy and the UK, along with having been a co-owner of the historic Distillerie... Read More →

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Anchor Distilling Company

Named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Importer of the Year by Whisky Magazine, Anchor Distilling Company aims to provide the bridge between discerning buyers and world's finest spirits. A privately owned distiller and importer, Anchor boasts an artisanal portfolio with over 400 specialty... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm CDT

The First Sip- Mezcal Margarita presented by Mezcal Amarás

The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your goodies, shop The Market at Tales and enjoy a Mezcal Amarás Margarita as your first Tales of the Cocktail® cocktail.


Personalities
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Alex Mermillod

Export Manager, Mezcal Amarás
Alex joined Mezcal Amores (MEZCAL AMARAS in US) as Export manager in August 2013, bringing to the team a mixture of marketing, management and expertise of the spirit industry with the intention to show to the world the complexity of spirits transmitting to people his passion for it... Read More →
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Luis Nino de Riviera

GM, Mezcal Amarás
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Santiago Suarez

Founder, Mezcal Amarás
Santiago is the Founder and CEO of Mezcal Amaras, After graduating from college as an Industrial Engineer major from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2009, he chose to do his Social Service in Oaxaca, restructuring an association that sponsored children in need aiding and supervising... Read More →
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Sofia Acosta Rascon

US Brand Ambassador, Mezcal Amarás

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Mezcal Amarás

Mezcal Amarás is a project made with love, focusing on providing high-quality, artisanal mezcal while at the same time applying the Mezcal Amarás Philosophy. These beliefs consist of working only with sustainably cultivated agaves, managing fair trade and redistributing a part of... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Friday, July 17
 

11:30am CDT

The First Sip presented by Sazerac

Before you head off to all the events on your schedule, we want to welcome you to Tales of the Cocktail® with some local flavor. After picking up your goodies at registration and shopping The Market at Tales, stick around for a celebratory first cocktail that could only come from New Orleans—The Praline Daiquiri courtesy of the Sazerac Company. It’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.


Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 11:30am - 2:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130