Eve’s Trip to Spirits Confidential – Los Angeles – A Story in Photos

You have a choice here Dear Wine Friends, if you want a quick “taste” from last week’s Spirits Confidential LA event you can read a story in pictures here, or you can read the full story (including stories from our dignitaries) posted in The West Ranch Beacon today.  Now how about a taste of what we tried at the Hollywood Roosevelt?

The Invite

The maker of Jim Beam & Maker’s Mark invites you to an exclusive opportunity to meet our world famous Master Distillers and Ambassadors.  This is an unparalleled opportunity to share in generations of spirits expertise and mingle with some of the industry’s most respected craftsman and mixologists.

Master Distillers & Ambassadors attending:
FRED NOE: Master Distiller, Great-Grandson of Jim Beam; Son of Booker Noe
DAVE RACICOT: Founder, Thatcher’s® Organic Artisan Liqueurs
GARY NELTHROPP: Son of founder, Donald Nelthropp, and Assistant
Master Distiller Cruzan® Rum
BERNIE LUBBERS: Whiskey Professor & Author of “Bourbon Whiskey”
BOBBY ‘G’ GLEASON: Master Mixologist & Guinness Book of World Record’s holder for most cocktails made in an hour
VICTOR MANUEL MARTINEZ, Sauza Distillery Master Ambassador
ROB SAMUELS, Samuels Family Member & Chief Operating
Officer, Maker’s Mark®
DAN TULLIO: Canadian Whisky Master Ambassador
SIMON BROOKING: Scotch Master Ambassador

The Story in Pics  (more recipes can be found at http://www.jimbeam.com/bourbon-recipes/mixed-drink-recipes )

A glimpse of some of the recipes from Spirits Confidential
l-r: Me, Fred Noe- Master Distiller, Great-Grandson of Jim Beam; Son of Booker Noe, and my partner in spirits, Claudia Sheridan
l-r: Claudia Sheridan, Dave Racicot, founder of Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Liqueurs, Eve
Spirits confidential crowd by Roosevelt pool
Spirits Confidential Maker's Mark Waxer April
Maker's Mark wood samples
Thatcher's Organic Artisan Liqueur are less sweet than others I've had = better alone or in a cocktail in my opinion.
Beam Shot Glass for tasting a fave Laphroaig 18 year-old Scotch
Enjoyed the Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The muddled yellow bell pepper in this cocktail made it a standout
Our pretty server with the Canadian Club Reserve 10 yr old that I liked.
Another great cocktail, this one made with Courvoisier Rose with Canadian Club Classic 12
Devil's Cut Dancing with the Devil cocktail with a nice surprise of tabasco!
Jim Beam's great-grandson Fred Noe taking center stage with stories about Chris Penn and Kid Rock!

2 thoughts on “Eve’s Trip to Spirits Confidential – Los Angeles – A Story in Photos

  1. This was such a great event. I saw one of the guys that helped put the event on and asked if they’d do it again.. he said maybe 🙂 … at least it’s not a no! So excited to go to this again! Thanks for being a great partner in spirits!!

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