Tasting Tales Alternatives

Jul 18, 2020

Until 2020, to every bartender, bar owner, distiller and cocktailian, the third week of July meant Tales of the Cocktail — the annual, international gathering that has dominated the beverage industry scene for the past 16 years. This year's Tales, planned as a virtual, online event, has been postponed until late September. But don’t worry. This week’s Louisiana Eats is guaranteed to satisfy your Tales itch.

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The Sazerac House Distillery

We begin with New Orleans’ ultimate liquor experience, The Sazerac House. The multimillion-dollar, three story interactive museum, opened last fall on the corner of Canal and Magazine Street, is a liquor laden Disney World for historians and cocktail lovers alike. We'll take a guided tour, including a peek at the first distillery ever located smack in the middle of downtown New Orleans.

Then, we’ll revisit some of our favorite interviews with Tales attendees from years past — including Jimmy Russell, who’s been making Wild Turkey Bourbon for over 65 years. And Kate Gerwin, a redheaded tattooed marvel, who was the first American and the first female to win the prestigious Bols Around the World competition. Finally, we speak with Mikey Enright, award-winning proprietor of The Barber Shop in Sydney, Australia

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