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Tales of the Cocktail® Announces Seminars for Edinburgh Tour

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Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour 2017, being held April 1-5 in Edinburgh, Scotland, will feature a series of 12 seminars led by some of the world’s most respected cocktail experts.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 6, 2017 – 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 five days of seminars, tastings and networking events. In addition to nightly events that allows attendees to explore the unique cocktail culture of Edinburgh, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour will feature a lineup 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 lineup 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

Guilty Pleasure
Claire Smith Warner with Zoe 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

Liquid Intelligence
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

Just Swizzle It: The Impact of Trinidad and Tobago's Native Cocktail
Daniyel Jones with Summer-Jane Bell and Martin Cate
Sponsored by Angostura

Make your Mark: How to Create a Modern Classic
Jacob Briars with Tom Walker and Naren Young
Sponsored by Bacardi Rum

Liquipedia
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.”

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 five 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, click here.


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.

About the 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.


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