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April 10th-12th 2016

After three incredible days in Mexico City, we’re ready for another round. In Spring 2016, the 6th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour returns to one of the world’s most colorful cities for three days of seminars, tours and nightly networking events. Once again, Mexico City will be our home away from home as we welcome cocktail professionals from around the region and across the world to share ideas and insights into the craft. We’ll also get a taste of Mexico City’s rising cocktail scene as we explore legendary and up-and-coming bars. Join us for what will be a fun, festive and enlightening few days in Mexico City. 
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Monday, April 11 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Genie In a Bottle

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There was a time when Spirits bottles were thought to be time capsules. When the cap or cork went in at the end of the bottling line, the perfect aromas and flavors, carefully crafted by the distiller, were sealed in a deep sleep ready to be awakened by a bartender or host. These days the forensic attention to detail of the modern bartender and consumer has discovered that there is more to bottle age than was once thought and this seminar will decode the mysteries of how spirits age. Through a range of controlled experiments we will illustrate the effects of age and environment on spirits in bottle; decipher the aromas that are gained and lost with time; recommend the ideal storage conditions to keep spirits in mint condition and break down which spirits are the most at risk from change in bottle. Panelists from the world of vintage spirits and science will be on hand to answer your questions about how to build and maintain your collection of dusty bottles as well as tackling what is and is not worth opening.

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Ian McLaren

Director Trade Advocacy & Training, Bacardi USA
A proud Scotsman, Ian started his career in the alcohol business straight from school working for an independent wine merchant in his home town of Edinburgh. From here his formative years in the On Premise were spent in the late night scene working in more sticky floored nightclubs than he’d care to admit in some of the less desirable cities in the North of England. | From there it was onwards and upwards back to his home town where he was... Read More →

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Kari Bishop

Kari is a Senior Scientist at Bacardi-Martini Product Development.  She crafts the liquids for new products, making sure every drop is produced to perfection.  How does one fall into this fulfilling line of work?  It started with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Florida, followed by a Master’s of Business Administration.  Kari joined Bacardi in 2002 where she has been working in product... Read More →
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Oscar Garza

Senior Research Scientist, Bacardi-Martini Product Development
Oscar is a Senior Research Scientist at Bacardi-Martini Product Development.  He is an expert, 22 years of experience, with analytical instrumentation; such as, Gas and Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Wets and other techniques pertaining to the spirit industry.  Think of Oscar as the CSI investigator of the spirit world which he unravels many of the secrets related to aroma and taste of spirit... Read More →

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Bacardi USA


Monday April 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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