Highball SPEAKER SERIEs

11 + 12 MAY 2019 | EMBASSY THEATRE WELLINGTON

We’ve invited the industry’s best and brightest from around the world to speak at Highball and give their insight, stories and experiences from the world of cocktails and spirits.

The Speaker Series will take place in the two Embassy theatrettes we’ve renamed “SHAKEN” and “STIRRED” for the Highball weekend. The Speaker Series is free to attend as part of your Highball ticket.

See below for the full schedule including topics and bios of our speakers.

 

SEssion 1

Saturday 11 May, 12pm - 5pm

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BEN BONOMA
DANCING SANDS

Topic: How to run a gin distillation
Time: 1pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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CALEM CHADWICK
LION

Topic: Johnnie Walker & The Science of Smoke
Time: 1.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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XAIME NEMBRO GRACIAS A DIOS & JAMIE ORENDAIN ARETTE TEQUILA

Topic: Agave
Time: 2pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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PHILIP GREENE

COCKTAIL HISTORIAN

Topic: Paris in the 1920s
Time: 2.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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JASON WILLIAMS
JERRY

Topic: Essential gin
Time: 3pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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RAY LETOA


HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA

Topic: TBC
Time: 3.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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CHARLIE AINSBURY
JERRY

Topic: Essential cocktails
Time: 4pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

 
 

SEssion 2

Saturday 11 May, 7pm - 12am

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SEAN BAXTER


NEVER NEVER

Topic: Mechanics of Botanics
Time: 7.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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CHRIS REID


REID & REID GIN

Topic: Gin, Then & Now
Time: 8pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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PHILIP GREENE
COCKTAIL HISTORIAN

Topic: Hemingway’s Cocktails
Time: 8.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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DAN MONK


RUM DIARY

Topic: Tiki Culture
Time: 9pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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TOM FASTIER
WILLIAM GRANT & SON

Topic: TBC
Time: 9.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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RAY LETOA


HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA

Topic: TBC
Time: 10pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

 
 

SEssion 3

Sunday 12 May, 12pm - 5pm

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PHILIP GREENE
COCKTAIL HISTORIAN

Topic: Paris in the 1920s
Time: 12.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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BEN BONOMA
DANCING SANDS

Topic: How to run a gin distillation
Time: 1pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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CALEM CHADWICK
LION

Topic: Johnnie Walker & The Science of Smoke
Time: 1.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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XAIME NEMBRO -GRACIAS A DIOS & JAMIE ORENDAIN - ARETTE TEQUILA

Topic: Agave
Time: 2pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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JASON WILLIAMS
JERRY

Topic: Juniper for the people
Time: 2.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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CHARLIE AINSBURY


JERRY

Topic: Extraordinary hospitality
Time: 3pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN

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RAY LETOA


HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA

Topic: TBC
Time: 3.30pm
Theatrette: STIRRED

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SEAN BAXTER


NEVER NEVER

Topic: Mechanics Of Botanics
Time: 4pm
Theatrette: SHAKEN