The Last Word is anchored by the continued drive and obsession of Ted Kilgore, spirits and mixology professional. In the 12+ years that Ted has been in the business of drinks, Ted has become one of the most recognized mixologists in the Midwest.
In his thirst for knowledge, Ted has studied under such industry leaders as Paul Pacult, David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, Doug Frost, and Gary Regan. In May of 2007, he attended the B.A.R. (Beverage Alcohol Resource) in Manhattan and earned the prestigious B.A.R. Ready Certification. Attending Tales of the Cocktail, Grand Marnier Mixology Summits, and research and development travel have helped keep Ted apprised of the national and international cocktail and spirits scene.
Ted can be found mixing drinks at Planter's House in the beautiful Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis, MO.
Original cocktails can be created for your business, brand, or personal event.
Training can be customized to suit your needs. It can be a one time training session or a 10 part training course covering all major spirits categories and mixology methods.
Ongoing education and promotion of your product in the Midwest market is available. This can be an ongoing ambassadorship or for special events, including new product launch.
Menu development, bar layout and design, and new restaurant consultation are just a few examples of the customized services available.
Through personal attention and assistance, Last Word Cocktails will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in the cocktail and spirits industry.Press & Credentials
Ted Kilgore's Vision: The Last Word Cocktails desires to help build a cocktail and spirits culture surpassing the Golden Age of cocktails. It is my goal to bring life back to the craft of the bartender and encourage educated, sophisticated drinking. It is my belief that through individual and personal hands on training, the modern revival of true cocktails will flourish.