After successful stops in Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is on the move again. This year to Edinburgh, Scotland for four days of seminars, tastings and networking events from April 1-4. In addition to nightly events that allow attendees to explore the unique cocktail culture of Edinburgh, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour will feature a line-up of 12 seminars, presented by some of the world’s most renowned cocktail experts including Ryan Chetiyawardana, Charlotte Voisey, Claire Smith Warner, Jack McGarry, Jacob Briars and many more.
“I’m excited to announce our most extensive line-up of seminars for a Tales on Tour ever! As well as featuring more than one of the top-five seminars from Tales New Orleans 2016 such as “Talking Rot,” “Going Back To Your Roots To Find Success” and “Nutmeg,” we are proud to be curating brand-new seminars from some of the cocktail world’s most revered presenters. The city won’t know what’s hit it!” Philip Duff, Director of Education.
Just like the annual Tales of the Cocktail® in New Orleans, the seminars in Edinburgh will dive deep into the techniques, history and business of making drinks. These 12 original seminars were selected by a panel led by Philip Duff to offer a wide breadth of cocktail knowledge – everything from the history of New Orleans drinking and cocktail photography, to Rancio and the psychology of drink preferences. Attendees will be able to choose six seminars (three per day) to attend during Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour.
Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour 2017 Seminars
Going Back to Your Roots to Find Success
Ian McLaren with Ryan Chetiyawardana, Jim Meehan and Craig Harper
Sponsored by Bacardi
New Orleans: The Cradle of Civilized Drinking
Phil Greene with Chris Hannah and Chris McMillian
Sponsored by Sazerac Rye Whiskey
#instadram – The Benefits of Drinking Shots
Max Warner and Addie Chinn with Alex Kratena, Agostino Perrone, Alastair Burgess and Tara Garnell
Sponsored by Pernod Ricard UK
Nutmeg: The Seed That Spiced 1000 Sips
Charlotte Voisey with Jack McGarry, Peter Vestinos and Davide Segat
Sponsored by William Grant & Sons
Drambusters: Why Scotch Belongs in Cocktails
Georgie Bell, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Mike Aikman and Tom Walker
Sponsored John Dewar and Sons
Claire Smith Warner with Zoey Cormier, Iain Griffiths and Jeffrey Kluger
Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka
Talking Rot: Rancio, Scotch and MADness
Dave Broom with Ryan Chetiyawardana and Arielle Johnson
Sponsored by Johnnie Walker
Don Lee and Dave Arnold
Sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
Small Fish in a Big Pond
Ally Martin with Andy Gemmell, Craig Harper, Stuart McCluskey and Mike Aikman
Sponsored by Drambuie, Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey Shoulder Whisky
Slap it! Pour it! Crush it! Swizzle it!
Daniyel Jones with Summer-Jane Bell and Martin Cate
Sponsored by Angostura
Make your Mark: How to Create a Modern Classic
Jacob Briars with Robert Simonson, Tom Walker and Naren Young
Sponsored by Bacardi Rum
Tristan Stephenson with Jake Burger and Jeffrey Kluger
Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka
“This is our biggest offering of seminars we’ve had in our seven years of putting on Tales on Tour. Philip and his team did an incredible job of selecting seminars that will challenge and enlighten everyone who joins us,” said Ann Tuennerman. “April can’t come fast enough.”
The festival will also partner with brands such as The Cocktail Lovers and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) to present a series of evening events, known as Dynamic Duos, in bars throughout the city centre, which are open to the public. The SMWS event will focus on flavour in single cask whisky and takes place at Kaleidoscope Bar on Saturday 1 April.
Ticket packages to Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Edinburgh go on sale January 9 for Tales 365 members and January 11 for the general public. Ticket packages, priced at $329, are all-inclusive and will give each attendee access to seminars and nightly events during the festival’s four days. For the full descriptions of all seminars and events, information on accommodations and to get your tickets to Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Edinburgh, visit https://talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-on-tour/