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SPIRIT SUMMIT: South America
April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pay what you can, suggested donation $20. Proceeds will be donated to the The Chilean Association of Gin Distillers.
Craft Distilling Renaissance is happening all over the world. The South American Spirits (Virtual) Summit will consist of five each one hour long presentations on Pisco, Gin, Rum, Agave and Whiskey. The Summit will conclude with a panel discussion from participants on the challenges and reward of being a distiller in the region.
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Pisco 9-10 am PDT, 12-1 pm CLT
ORDER NOW: Click here to check out Ivys book “Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond”
|Pisco||Moderator||Ivy Mix||Leyenda||Brooklyn, NY||Ivy Mix is Co-Owner of Leyenda, her pan-Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long-time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin America. Leyenda has won many awards and has been recognized as being one of the best bars in America by Eater, GQ, Thrillist and others. Her book Spirits of Latin America was published in Spring of 2020.|
|Pisco||Speaker||Romina Puente-Arnao||Pisco Capurro||Bay Area||Romina Puente-Arnao is the fifth generation producer of the award winning Capurro Pisco and co-founder of The Craft Spirits Cooperative, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through the cooperative Puente-Arno helps producers of exceptional spirits find new routs to market and helps lead a team of passionate spirits specialists.|
|Pisco||Speaker||Juan Carlos Ortuzar||Waqar Pisco Craft Distillery||Tulahuen, Chile||Juan is one of the owners Pisco Waqar. Pisco Waqar is produced in the Tulahuen distillery in northern Chile.|
Gin 10-11 am PDT, 1-2 pm CLT
|Gin||Moderator||Alejandro Conejero||Fitzroy Spirits||Santiago, Chile||Alejandro Conejero is the founder of Fitzroy Spirits in Santiago, Chile and current President of the Chilean Association of Gin Distillers.|
|Gin||Speaker||Tato Giovannoni||Bar Floreria Atlantico||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Tato is a bartender, entrepeneur and creator of Principe de los Apostoles Gin in Argentina. He also runs Floreria Atlantico in Buenos Aires, one of the best 50 bars of the world.|
|Gin||Speaker||Alexander James||London to Lima Spirits||Lima, Peru||Founder of London to Lima, a grape based gin distillery|
Rum 11-12 am PDT 2-3 pm CLT
An overview of rum styles including aguardiente, cachaça, and rums made from many different forms of cane sugar. Obstacles to craft distilling, being that there are monopolies or state control in many countries. I know of about two other small distilleries here in Panamá, have seen some in Brasil, and know of one or two in other countries. Curious fact is sugar cane is grown in essentially every country in South America except Chile.
|Rum||Speaker||Brad Kraus||Pedro Mandinda Rum||Panama City||Brad is the founder and owner of La Rana Dorada brewery and Pedro Mandinga Rum Distillery We also have a short video (1 min) on our website, pedromandinga.com|
Agave 12-1 pm PDT, 3-4 pm CLT
|Agave||Moderator||Eric Zandona||American Distilling Institute||Vancouver, WA||ADI’s Director of Spirits Information and the author of The Tequila Dictionary.|
|Agave||Speaker||Marco Suarez||Aqara Agave Spirit||Lima, Peru||Marco Suarez was born in Caraz –Place of Agaves, in Quechua language–, in the Peruvian Andes. After a significant corporate life, he returned to Caraz to develop a postponed project: to set up an Agave Distillery at 7400 feet above sea level, at the foot of the snow-capped mountains.|
|Agave||Speaker||Carlos Enrique Cuarta||Bartender and Consultant||Chicago, Il||Carlos Enrique Cuarta is a native of Venezuela. He has now been a long time resident of Chicago. His enthusiasm for life, and his inexhaustible curiosity are an
example to many people he has touched in his career as one of Chicago’s finest bartenders. He has
tirelessly pushed the limits as a bartender for many spirit brands, private clients, and catering
companies. He is also a champion for Cocuy, Venezuela’s native agave spirit.
|Agave||Speaker||Diego Mora||Agave Spirit Ecuador||Quito, Ecuador||Diego Mora is the leader of AGAVE SPIRIT ECUADOR, a comprehensive project that has worked for the recovery of knowledge and enhancement of Agave culture in the equatorial inter-Andean valleys, and all its uses and derivatives, including agave spirits.|
Whiskey 1-2 pm PDT, 4-5 pm CLT
|Whiskey||Speaker||Michael Kuryla||Black Whiskey||Lima, Peru||Michael Kuryla is the owner of the black whiskey company in Lima, Peru. He is the distiller of Black Whiskey, made with peruvian blue corn which has grown for centuries in the peruvian Andes.|
|Whisky||Speaker||Lila Serenelli||La Alazana Whisky||Chubut, Argentina||Lila Serenelli is Master Distiller at La Alazana Distillery in Chubut, Argentina where they produce the first craft single malt whisky in Argentina.|
Panel Discussion, All Presenters 2-3 pm PDT, 5-6 pm CLT
Moderated by Alejandro Conejero, a discussion on the unique qualities of spirits produced in South America