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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Gary Hayward

Gary Hayward is a beverage expert with over 15 years of experience. Currently, Gary is the Gin category Ambassador for Bacardi North America and has been representing Bacardi's Gin portfolio for 5 years. He is a 3 time UK bartender of the year finalist, former bar owner of the 2005 'UK's Best New Bar' and 'Best Bar Team'. Gary also designed some of the UK's best bars including the Long bar at the Sanderson Hotel in London and the Light bar at the St Martins Lane hotel London. He has worked alongside some of the United States' best chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson, Tom Colicchio, Angelo Sosa and Todd English. Gary has been the Host for GQ's 'America's Bartender' for the past two seasons. He credits his mother for his industry start and his mentor Jake Burger for his down to earth approach. Gary resides in Nashville, TN where he recently consulted on the opening of one of Nashville's newest cocktail bars, Embers Ski Lodge.