BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer interviews King Cocktail Dale DeGroff and Pisco Portón Master Distiller John Schuler, Pisco Portón CEO Jean-Francois Bonneté at Tales of the Cocktail.
While Pisco Portón may have their sights on converting the vodka market to try new flavors, even Bourbon lovers like us have appreciation of the versatility of Pisco Porton in cocktails.
The afternoon starts with Pisco Portón cocktails on the rooftop pool at the Hotel Monteleone while they all taste Dale’s Button Punch Recipe at an event themed with the Qoyllur Rit’i (Snow Star Festival).
The Portón Glacial Masquerade theme evokes tradition where each year thousands climb the sacred Ausangate Mountain in the Andes of Peru, while wearing masks, dancing and honoring the life giving waters of the Peruvian glacier. Pisco Portón is born from grapes watered exclusively from glacial rivers.
From the Tales pool party at Hotel Monteleone, BourbonBlog.com joins our friends at special VIP Pisco Portón event at The Bombay Club on Conti Street.
The Bombay Club has long been one of BourbonBlog.com‘s favorite classy bars for both premium cocktails, fine finding and impeccable service. Owner Richard Fiske hosts a most elegant establishment which is escape from the madness of Bourbon Street.
Only a block away from Bourbon Street, so when you ask, “Where to drink on Bourbon Street?” The answer is to take a detour from the madness for a little while and enjoy this refined English library atmosphere with some of the best live jazz in New Orleans.
Bombay Club mixologists demonstrate the versatlity of Champagne Cocktail, Peruvian Pisco Sour, Pisco Mint Julep Lemonade.
During our video interview, we catch up with Dale DeGroff and talk about his new Pimento Bitters AND we try them in Pisco Portón…a great combination!
Video filmed and edited by Hancock Walker.
Photos of event by Hancock Walker.