WHO WE ARE

CELEBRation DIStilLAtion was founded by artist james michalopoulos in 1995, making us the oldest still-operating craft rum distillery in the continental u.s.
Every product we make is a true expression of the love and joy we have for new orleans, and the partnerships we cultivate as a team.

WE ARE THE ART OF CELEBRATION.

WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF COMMITTED PEOPLE CREATING GREAT DRINKS TO HONOR THE WORLD. THROUGH FRESH, NATURAL INGREDIENTS, KNOW-HOW, AND THE WILL TO MAKE AND SHARE OUR ART, WE CREATE JOY IN A BOTTLE.


 
 

Our TEAM

 
 
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JD Williams
Director of national accounts

 
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MATT SWIGGUM
HEAD DISTILLER

 
 
 
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Heather Munch
CONCIERGE

 
 
 
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ANThoNY WHITiNG
DISTILLER

 
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DIANA SHORTES
TOUR GUIDE

 
 
 
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SACHIKO
CONCIERGE

 
 
 
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Maudie Ainsworth
Distiller

 
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BOB HASKELL
TOUR GUIDE

 
 
 
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KATE CICHOSZ
national sales & Marketing

 
 
 
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MACI
PARTY STARTER

 
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PAXTON
TEAM MOTIVATOR

 
 
 
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TONI ROBINETTE
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

 
 
 
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KATiE DARLING
Ceo

 
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TATIANNA MACCHIONE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 
 
 
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JAMES MICHALOPOULOS
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR