Mix and mingle with some of the top mixologists in the country and taste some of the finest luxury spirits in the world at the new Pop-Up Cocktail Bar, presented by Bulleit Bourbon, located in the Culinary Village. Check the schedule below to plan your mixology experience in the Culinary Village.
If smoky smooth bourbon is your choice of spirit, be sure to catch Diageo USA’s luxury brand mixologist, Elayne Duff in action. Elayne will showcase Bulleit 10, a selected reserve whiskey in a variety of cocktails. Bulleit 10 has been aged for 10 years in charred American white oak barrels – which means that the Bulleit 10 you’ll be sipping was created the same year that the Charleston Wine + Food Festival started – how fitting!
If whiskey wets your whistle, Todd Richman, who was honored with the prestigious award of Best American Brand Ambassador of the Year at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in 2013 will be presenting classic and modern cocktails featuring rye whiskey and Crown Royal while behind the Pop-Up Cocktail Bar. There is nothing old fashioned about one of his Crown Royal Old Fashioned cocktails.
If tequila is your passion, Gina Castillo will illustrate the craftsmanship of Tequila Don Julio, made from 100% purse blue Weber agave plants from the highlands of Jalisco. Agave plants grow for seven to ten years before being harvested, resulting in the mellow, fully developed agave flavor Tequila Don Julio is known for. Don’t miss the chance to sample the world’s first luxury tequila.
If gin brightens your palate, Tanqueray No. 10 will be featured in the ever-classic South Side cocktail, presented by Rachel Ford (aka Lady Tanqueray). Why the number 10? Not only on-trend to celebrate a decade of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Tanqueray No. 10 is crafted in a small No. 10 still. This award winning spirit is in the World Spirits Hall of Fame. Now that’s something to raise a glass to.
Enjoy the Pop-Up Cocktail Bar courtesy of the festival’s Official Cocktail Sponsor Diageo USA, and help us #ToastTheDecade. Cheers!