Tales on Tour announces Edinburgh seminars

10th January, 2017 by Annie Hayes

The organisers of Tales of the Cocktail have released a list of seminars ahead of the Edinburgh edition of Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in April.


Tales on Tour will offer a line-up of 12 original seminars in Edinburgh

Based this year in the Scottish city, Tales on Tour will feature a line-up of 12 original seminars, presented by industry experts Ryan Chetiyawardana, Charlotte Voisey, Claire Smith Warner, Jack McGarry, and Jacob Briars.

The symposium schedule was selected by a panel led by director of education Philip Duff, and covers the techniques, history and business of making drinks – ranging from New Orleans cocktail photography to rancio.

“I’m excited to announce our most extensive line-up of seminars for a Tales on Tour ever,” said Duff.

“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!”

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 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

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

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

Attendees will be able to choose a total of six seminars – three per day – to attend during Tales of the Cocktail on Tour.

“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 founder Ann Tuennerman. “April can’t come fast enough.”

The festival has also partnered with The Cocktail Lovers and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society to present a series of Dynamic Duos evening events in bars throughout the city centre.

Edinburgh is the seventh city to host the spin-off, which has previously been held in Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

For more information visit the Tales of the Cocktail website.

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