Edinburgh is fast gaining a reputation has one of the UK’s cocktail hotspots, with a fantastic range of bars, including Bon Vivant, The Devil’s Advocate, Panda & Sons and Bramble, which was recently ranked number 32 in a list of the world’s top 50 cocktail bars. And the rest of the world will have the chance to experience everything the city has to offer first-hand, when Tales of the Cocktail on Tour descends on Edinburgh from 1-4 April.
After successful stops in Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, the event will see the cocktail industry congregate in the city for four days of seminars, tastings and networking events, with some of the world’s most renowned cocktail experts in attendance.
Tales of the Cocktail on Tour will reflect the Tales of the Cocktail event which has run in New Orleans each year since 2002, and has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers to the world’s premier cocktail festival, where mixologists meet to exchange new ideas, products and techniques. I’m sure a few cocktails will be consumed too!
The event’s 12-strong line-up of seminars are designed to offer a wide breadth of cocktail knowledge, including everything from the history of New Orleans drinking and cocktail photography, to Rancio and the psychology of drink preferences. These are being supported by brands from across the sector and will be presented by experts including Ryan Chetiyawardana, Charlotte Voisey, Claire Smith Warner, Jack McGarry and Jacob Briars.
“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, co-founder of Tales of the Cocktail. “April can’t come fast enough.”
The festival will also partner with brands such as The Cocktail Lovers and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society to present a series of evening events, known as Dynamic Duos, in bars throughout the city centre, which are open to the public.
Ticket packages are on sale now, priced at $329. These are all-inclusive and will give each attendee access to seminars and nightly events during Tales of the Cocktail on Tour four days in the city.
For more information, log-on to https://talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-on-tour/