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Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Announces 2017 Destination: Scotland

In Spring of 2017, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour will hold the three-day festival of networking, seminars, and more in Edinburgh Scotland.
In Spring of 2017, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour will hold the five-day festival of networking, seminars, and more in Edinburgh Scotland.

After successful tour stops in Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City, the world’s premier cocktail festival is proud to announce that Edinburgh, Scotland will be the destination for the 7th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour. The five-day festival will feature a series of professional seminars hosted by world-renowned bartenders and cocktail experts, as well as nightly social events allowing attendees to become immersed in Scottish culture.

“Having been to Tales of the Cocktail on a number of occasions and experienced first-hand the amazing wealth of industry expertise all in one special city for a week, I'm so excited that Tales on Tour will be coming to Edinburgh, my town!” said Stuart McCluskey, owner of The Bon Vivant and The Devil’s Advocate in Edinburgh. “The Tales organization gathers some of the very best of the hospitality industry together to unselfishly share their knowledge and wisdom with very keen listeners.”

For many international spirits professionals and enthusiasts, making it to New Orleans every year can be difficult so Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour was developed in 2011 to give a taste of what the industry’s premier cocktail event is all about. It was also developed to shed light on the emerging cocktail cultures of city’s that don’t otherwise get the attention they deserve. A large part of each year’s programming is celebrating the local culture of the destination through tours and other tasting events, allowing these cities and their talented cocktail communities to be recognized on the international stage.

“Edinburgh’s cocktail scene obviously starts with the history and tradition of Scotch whisky but it’s so much bigger than that,” said Ann Tuennerman, Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “It’s a city that’s on par with the best in the world. I’m so excited for everyone to get to know it even better next Spring."

Joining Tales of the Cocktail® once again in bringing the next summer’s tour stop to life will be William Grant & Sons, Pernod, and BACARDI. These brand partners have been involved in Tales on Tour® from the start providing the talent, resources and knowledge of the local cocktail markets that’s been critical in executing each tour stop.

For recent updates on dates, events, and tickets to Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour in Scotland, visit

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 exchange 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 New Orleans Daiquiri Month, all to further the mission of supporting and growing the international cocktail community.

About the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Societ

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 $600,000 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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