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COOLinary New…

Aug 19 - 31, 2014
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Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Aug 19 - 21, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Aug 19 - 19, 2014
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 19 - 26, 2014
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T-Pain "Drankin Patna…

Aug 19 - 19, 2014
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Trinity Artist Series…

Aug 19 - 19, 2014
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True Colors Exhibition

Aug 19 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Aug 20 - 20, 2014
In July 1944, after six weeks of bitter fighting in the bocage country of… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 20 - 20, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Aug 20 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Aug 20 - 20, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Harrah’s New Orleans…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Harrah's New Orleans proudly celebrates the local sounds of the city by… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
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Joy Theater Presents…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
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Lakefront Arena…

Aug 21 - 21, 2014
Get ready New Orleans as One Republic arrives at the Lakefront Arena! Guests… more

Open Mic Night at…

Aug 21 - 28, 2014
This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local… more

Bustout Burlesque

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
Bustout Burlesque is an authentic 1950s-style burlesque show, recreating the… more

Crescent City Lights…

Aug 22 - 24, 2014
The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer season (in partnership with… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Groovesect. more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
Chefs of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group look forward to demonstrating their… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 19 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

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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