× We escape from Kentucky to get high with our Bourbon friends from the “The World’s Highest Distillery” which is in Breckenridge, Colorado (at 9600 feet above sea level). Fortunately for us, they have Bourbon whiskey. Again fortunately, they’re in New Orleans this week for Tales of the Cocktail 2011. BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer joins friends… Read more »

Parker’s Heritage Cognac Finish Bourbon

BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer was among the first to sample the forthcoming the new Parker’s Heritage Cognac Finished Bourbon at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 Heaven Hill Tasting Room this week as he joined Master Distiller Parker Beam for a taste along with Alain Royer, Master Blender of Cognac from France who as in New Orleans… Read more »

Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver

Tales of the Cocktail tells BourbonBlog.com that the world’s premier cocktail festival will be making a stop in Vancouver, Canada for a mini-festival March 13-15, 2011. For eight years Tales of the Cocktail has been bringing cocktail lovers from around the world to New Orleans. It began as a small gathering of cocktail lovers and… Read more »

Tales of the Cocktail Bar Towel Raises $7,500 For Oyster Shuckers

In an effort to support a seafood industry that plays such a large role in the culinary traditions of New Orleans, The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) sold a limited edition bar towel during Tales of the Cocktail. During the festival and in the weeks following, towel sales have raised $7,500 for… Read more »

400-Year-Old Ice with Four Roses Bourbon at The Mixoloseum, New Orleans

BourbonBlog.com joins our Four Roses Bourbon friends at The Mixoloseum where the centerpiece of the evening is 400-year-old glacier ice from Alaska being carved into spheres to serve with Four Roses Bourbon in this video episode. × Special thanks to Gabriel Szasko of CocktailNerd.com and The Mixoloseum AND Laura Baddish of The Baddish Group. Also… Read more »

All Good Things Must Come to an End, from Rooftop Pool at Hotel Monteleone

All Good Things Must Come to an End…So there I sat, worn from four amazing days of seminars, tastings and networking at Tales of the Cocktail. The rooftop pool at Hotel Monteleone, the final stand – Brand Ambassadors, Bartenders, Writers, Mixologists, Chefs, Volunteers, Owners, Aficionados, Apprentices, Beverage Consultants and whoever else I have left out…. Read more »

Come Together, Right Now at Tales of the Cocktail, Day 4

Day 4 Come Together, Right Now Nearing the end of our fantastic voyage, it seemed only appropriate that all of the disparate elements within the world of spirits (and those that love them) find a happy medium- a meeting ground for all that we enjoy. Heaven Hill Distilleries invited us to their unique tasting room… Read more »

Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics

Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics at Tales of the Cocktail puts teams of bartenders and mixologist from across the country to the test in making more than caipirinhas with Brazil’s leading super premium Cachaça. Our interview with Cabana Cachaça founder Matti Anttila and all the action between the teams to win the the Golden Muddler in… Read more »

Casa Noble Tequila and intervew with Jose Hermosillo at Tales of the Cocktail

Casa Noble Tequila is in a class of flavor all its own and we learn why as BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer interviews Casa Noble Tequila CEO Jose Hermosillo at Tales of the Cocktail 2010 in the video below. We taste the Casa Noble Crystal, Reposado, and Añejo Tequilas. × Filmed at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans,… Read more »

Tales of the Cocktail, It’s Just Getting Good on Day 3

Tales of the Cocktail, Day 3 Part 2 – It’s Just Getting Good New Orleans in July, Southerners say “is as hot as the Devil’s Doors.” No better way to refresh oneself as the locals- with some Iced Tea or Southern Lemonade. Firefly Distillery of Wadmalaw Island South Carolina fortunately has infused both flavors into… Read more »