Walt 
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Lifelong resident of New Orleans grew-up in Lake Vista currently reside in West Lakeshores (2 1/2 years) previosly resided in Metairie on Homestead Ave. (20+ years) Divorced from Judy Wilson, one child a son Philip Purcell. Two sisters Patricia Purcell and C. Holly Callia (both older) both attended St. Pius X and Mount Carmel Academy Patty graduated from LSU and William Carey Nursing School.Holly graduated from University of New Orleans. Mother, Elaine Frisch Purcell still living Father, Walter V Purcell passed April 1985, LSU '50, Mechanical Engineering, WWII Veteran USMC, Pearl Harbor Survior, member Marine Raider Batallion under Lt. Col Carlson I graduated from University of New Orleans attended John F. Kennedy Senior High (played football) and Brother Martin (8th-9th) Grammar Schools St. Dominic, St Pius X, and Hynes. Master Mixologist, trained at Nick Castrogiovanni's 'Big Train Bar' more commonly named 'Nick's' on Tulane Ave I owned and operated Walt's Specialty Drinks (1984-1992) on Veterans Blvd. and Walt's Bar(1993-1995) on Cleary Ave.. I provided consulting on mixology and mixability to Jim Beam Global Brands including Deykuyper Cordials. I am the creative source for Starbuck's Coffee Liqour including co-branding with Starbuck's.(1999-2007) I am founder and owner of 'New Orleans Cocktail Company' TM 2000 2004 Won Jim Beam Black Contest for my entry 'Beam Black Smooth and Sour' note completely seperate from my consulting relationship Mortgage Banker- Loan officer' Regions Bank-Mortgage Div.(1997-1999) ,National City Mortgage(2002-2004) Currently writing book on mixolgy and planning new bar operation 'New Orleans Coctail Company' TM2000

 

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