Ladies and Gentlemen,

Sorry for the late notice, but I’d love for you to attend the delightful event coming up this Friday from 6-8pm at Spec’s Oak Ridge North.

Please RSVP to

Friday, November 9th from 6-8PM at Store 26


Join us Friday night for a Don Q Rum Cocktail and Epicurious Experience

with New Orleans Celebrity Chef and Spirits Expert, John Meisler presenting

“Cooking with Puerto Rican Rums — My Favorite Spice Rack!”

Learn all of John’s secrets about using Don Q Puerto Rican Rum as a key

ingredient to create Holiday specialties including:


  • Cornbread, Andouille Sausage and Pecan Stuffing made with Don Q Anejo
  • Don Q Limon Cranberry Sauce
  • Don Q Spiced rum Praline Glazed Ham

 He will even pair the food with Don Q Cocktails!

 To attend this FREE event, please email

 He cooks the food live in store (on sternos and its pre batched but ready to finish off in front of the customers).

A Little info on the guest speaker

Rums of the Caribbean – the History and Evolution of The Spirit of the Americas

John Meisler was raised in the sights, sounds and smells of the culinary world in New Orleans. He is part of an old  New Orleans family deeply rooted in the world of authentic Creole Cuisine, with names like Zatarain’s and Delmonico’s Restaurant in the Family tree! He is an acclaimed worldwide speaker, educator and tasting facilitator and has done extensive work on food pairings with wines, spirits and cocktails. He is also a leader in using the wonderful flavors in spirits, wines and beers as base ingredients and accent spices in preparing wonderful epicurean delights, with focus on Puerto Rican Rums adding a wonderful Caribbean twist to some old family New Orleans’ recipes. 

He serves as Central Division Sales Manager, Director, Corporate Training and Spirits Education, Executive Chef and  Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA – a portfolio of premium rums and other premium sprits, including Don Q Puerto Rican Rum, Barrow;s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Caliche Rum and Death’s Door Spirits.

John has been featured at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, Kohler Food and Wine Show, the Midwest Culinary institute, Rum Rennaisance, Culinary Schools and Cooking shows around the world. Meisler was inducted as a “Keeper of the Quaich”, an industry based Scottish Royal Society, for his lifelong achievements in the advocacy of Whiskey as well as serving as a founding Executive Board member of the United States Bartenders Guild Master Accreditation Program.

 Thank you,

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

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