Jedd Haas & Tim McNally Discuss Spirits Distribution and Atelier Vie Spirits

Following on the news of our Mississippi distribution, we appeared yesterday on Tim McNally’s Wine, Dine & Spirits Show. We kicked off the discussion with an exploration of spirits distribution and why selling spirits in Mississippi, which is the closest state to New Orleans, took a very long time.

We followed up with some discussion of Atelier Vie spirits and an upcoming experimental release.

Listen to our segment of the show on SoundCloud.

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New Orleans Distillery Atelier Vie Announces Mississippi Distribution and Initial Mississippi Retail Locations

August 16, 2016 – New Orleans. Atelier Vie, home of Real New Orleans Spirits, is pleased to announce that the distillery has expanded distribution to Mississippi and has released an initial list of Mississippi retail accounts.

“Mississippi is right next door to Louisiana and we’ve been working on getting into Mississippi for a long time,” said Jedd Haas, President of Atelier Vie. “We’ve had numerous visitors from Mississippi come to the distillery over the years. They all ask when they’ll be able to buy our spirits at their local stores. We’re pleased to inform all our friends in Mississippi that the time is now,” Haas continued.

First “Control” State for Atelier Vie
While distribution in many states, including Louisiana, is handled by private distributors, Mississippi is a “control” state where the state purchases and distributes spirits to private retailers. Atelier Vie has appointed Steve Tonore & Associates as their Mississippi broker to solicit orders from retailers. All Atelier Vie spirits are now available from the Special Order Desk of the Mississippi ABC.

Initial Mississippi Retail Outlets
The first stores in Mississippi carrying Atelier Vie spirits include:
Bulldog Package Store, 301 Mississippi 12, Starkville
Ferdie’s Discount Wine & Liquor, 721 Hwy 19 N., Meridian
The Liquor Store, 2080 S. Frontage Rd., Vicksburg
Maisano’s Fine Wine & Spirits, 1622 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs
McDade’s Wine & Spirits, 1220 E. Northside Dr., #320, Jackson
Village Package Store, 1805 Lelia Dr., Jackson
Vintage Wine Market, 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ridgeland

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Photos by JR Thomason and Brian Perkins

Atelier Vie’s Spirits
Atelier Vie distills Euphrosine Gin #9, a flavorful American gin; and also distills a barrel-aged version of Euphrosine, called Barrel-Finished Reserve, which is aged in American whiskey barrels. The Atelier Vie line-up also includes Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte, a traditional-style absinthe based in part on French recipes from the 1800s and distilled with Louisiana wormwood; and Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge, a “new school” American absinthe colored red with hibiscus and excellent for cocktail mixing. Atelier Vie also sells Buck 25 Vodka; an overproof cane vodka designed for creative mixologists to craft their own spirits flavors through rapid infusion.

Visiting Hours at the Distillery
The distillery is open for tastings and discussion of the distillation process every weekend from 10-2 on both Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge to visit the distillery and the company’s full line of spirits is available for retail purchase during these weekend hours. Visitors should see the company web site for directions and additional details.

The Company
Inspired by our renowned culinary culture, Atelier Vie creates flavorful new spirits in one of the greatest drinking cities of the world. “Liquor is art you can drink.” Atelier Vie was founded in 2011 by Jedd Haas.

Contact:
Jedd Haas
504-534-8590 (distillery line, leave message)
jedd@ateliervie.com

“Real New Orleans Spirits” is a registered trademark of Atelier Vie, LLC.

A high resolution version of the image included in this release is available for print use on request.

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Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve is quite tasty and a bit unique

George Yatchisin, one our our visitors during Tales of the Cocktail, included us in Tales Day 2 blog roundup, “Set ‘Em Up and Knock ‘Em Down.”

After the trials of an early morning run, George came over to the distillery, where he notes that “nothing wipes the smug healthy glow off your face like sampling gin and absinthe well before noon.” Indeed George: it’s all allowed in New Orleans!

Visit this weekend for your tasting session during our Bottle Sales Hours.

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Distillery Day at Atelier Vie – Cheers!

We hosted a bunch of lively visitors this week during our participation in Distillery Day with Tales of the Cocktail. Visitors from the local area, around the USA, and foreign lands (France & Australia represent!) came by to learn about our distillation process for absinthe and gin during our Founder’s Tour.

Of course, no visit would be complete without a lively time in the tasting room. At left, Pete Bignell from Belgrove Rye Distillery in Tasmania, Australia, shares a laugh with spirits writer Beth McKibben. We have enjoyed professional discussions with Pete on a distilling forum for several years, so it was a pleasant surprise to have him pop in for a visit and join the fun. We also obtained a sample of his rye whiskey, and it’s excellent!

Beth’s husband is in the middle; he was a good sport and we didn’t have to twist his arm too hard to partake in the tasting. At the far left, we would be remiss not to mention the hand of spirits writer Rachel Burkons from Tasting Panel magazine, who overcame flight cancellations and made it to the distillery.

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NOTE: No Bottle Sales Hours on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

No Bottle Sales Hours on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Visit on Tuesday, July 19th, during Tales of the Cocktail Distillery Day.

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Join us for Distillery Day in association with Tales of the Cocktail!

Tales of the Cocktail is approaching next week. Atelier Vie joins in with our special Founders Tour on Tuesday, July 19th. Four tour times are available: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Visit the links below for more details and to reserve your spot!

10am reservation

12pm reservation

2pm reservation

4pm reservation

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Something For The Summertime, When It’s Hot

Visit the distillery and get your Euphrosine Season T-shirt! A full range of sizes is available. $20, all taxes included.

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Toulouse Green Bottling Run

Reaction to our new Toulouse Green Bottle has been strong! Look for it in stores and ask for it in restaurants and bars.

Or visit us this weekend and get your hands on a bottle at the distillery.

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A Big Welcome To Our Newest Retail Locations

The word is spreading, along with good spirits. Look for Atelier Vie’s Real New Orleans Spirits at our newest retail locations.

Bolden Bar, N.O. Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd. (Central City)
Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans (Central City)
Cheezy Cajun, 3325 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans (Bywater)
Chimes Covington, 19130 W. Front St., Covington (Northshore)
Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans (Garden District)
Moxy Hotel New Orleans, 210 O’Keefe St., New Orleans (CBD)
Napoleon House, 500 Chartres St., New Orleans (French Quarter)
Rib Room, 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans (French Quarter)
Trinity, 1117 Decatur St., New Orleans (French Quarter)
Verret’s Lounge, 1738 Washington Ave., New Orleans (Central City)
Winston’s Pub, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie

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Check out our full list of retail locations.

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Sipping Barrel-Finished Reserve Amidst the California Redwoods

A friend in California acquired a bottle of Barrel-Finished Reserve recently, and sent in this picture of some of the enthusiastic sipping. (Check out that snazzy tasting glass!)

Our friend writes:

“We all loved the BFR Gin! We had it over ice…and tried both lemon and orange. It was lovely and smooth and we sipped and relaxed and really enjoyed.”

The picture tells the rest of the story! Visit this weekend to get your hands on Barrel-Finished Reserve.

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