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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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New Orleans Spirits Exchange Brings Premium Spirits to the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MEDIA CONTACT:
Maggie Callan
Deveney Communication
504.949.3999 x217
mcallan@deveney.com

New Orleans Spirits Exchange Brings Premium Spirits to the City
Windsor Court Hotel and Area Businesses Partner in Barrel Exchange

The New Orleans Spirits Exchange is an exciting new collaboration of leaders in New Orleans craft liquors and cocktails to purchase full barrels of high-end spirits. The cooperation of Windsor Court Hotel, Kiefe & Co., Cure Co., Bar Tonique and Serendipity pools buying power for large inventory high-end spirits, brings the best possible product to the city and elevates New Orleans' allocation for premium spirits.

The exchange is a unique partnership because it brings together what are otherwise competing local hotels, retailers and bars for a common goal. Members of the exchange include: Skip Adams of Windsor Court Hotel; Jim Yonkus and John Keife of Kiefe & Co.; Neal Bodenheimer of Cure Co.; and Ed Diaz and Steve Wilshire of Bar Tonique and Serendipity. The New Orleans Spirits Exchange is the only collaboration of its kind in the region.

Skip Adams, Food and Beverage Director at Windsor Court Hotel, describes, "The New Orleans Spirits Exchange will energize the market, our consumers and ultimately the spirit of New Orleans."

A full barrel program allows vendors to taste-test and select specific barrels based on flavor profile and other distinguishing factors. For the most part, boutique vendors cannot accommodate such a large inventory increase. For example, a barrel of bourbon typically produces around 250 750ml bottles. The New Orleans Spirits Exchange enables the collaborators to purchase quality products at a whole sale value.

The exchange also benefits the larger New Orleans food and beverage industry. Each type of liquor is available to markets based on use. By purchasing large quantities of high-end spirits directly, the New Orleans Spirits Exchange elevates the future amount of premium spirits allocated to the city.

The first two barrels bought in the exchange are Elijah Craig 12-year small batch bourbon and Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage. The bourbons will be available through retail service at Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court, Keife & Co., Cure, Bellocq, Cane & Table, Bar Tonique and Serendipity beginning July 2013.

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