About Tales of the Cocktail
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchanging of new ideas, products and techniques.
Tales of the Cocktail® also produces a number of other events and programs such as Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, Tales 365, Tales of the Toddy® and Daiquiri Season, all to further the mission of supporting and growing the international cocktail community.
New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Tales of the Cocktail® is produced by the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS), a non-profit organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing the cocktail industry in New Orleans and around the world. In addition to offering opportunities to learn and acquire new skills through Tales of the Cocktail® events and Tales 365®, the NOCCPS invests the proceeds back into the spirits industry. Since 2008, the NOCCPS has invested more than $886,000 into programs like the Cocktail Apprentice Program, a tuition reimbursement program, the Apprentice medical aid fund, educational scholarships and a new health and wellness program for members of the hospitality industry.
Tales on Tour!
Following successful stops in Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is taking its show on the road once again, this time to one of the most history-rich cities in the world, Edinburgh, Scotland. This five-day festival will feature renowned bartenders sharing their insights at a series of educational seminars by day as we dive into Edinburgh's longstanding cocktail scene by night. Join us in Edinburgh, Scotland in Spring 2018 to get a taste of what Tales of the Cocktail® is all about in a city you’ll never forget.
Tales 365 is a membership program from Tales of the Cocktail® that gives spirits professionals from around the world discounts and early access to Tales event tickets. Membership includes ongoing special offers from some of the best barware product producers in the world.