SB’s guide to Tales of the Cocktail 2017

13th July, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

The annual Tales of the Cocktail extravaganza is to return for its 15th incarnation – and this year’s event features a day-long examination of sustainability, alongside the signature in-depth talks and seminars.

Tales of the Cocktail is set to return for its 15th incarnation next week

Now in its 15th year, the ultimate cocktail festival is back and this year takes place from 18­-23 July – offering 200 seminars, tastings, competitions and parties. A week at Tales of the Cocktail has never required so much planning.

Hotels, restaurants and bars throughout New Orleans are opening their doors to visitors and locals alike interested in participating in all aspects of cocktail culture.

With educational sessions covering all kinds of spirits, from Chinese liquors to Irish whiskey, and plenty of feasts and soirées, this year’s event looks set to become the most dynamic yet.

Every year, Tales of the Cocktail brings together the most respected talents in mixology for six days of special events throughout the vibrant city of New Orleans.

As always, this year’s Tales of the Cocktail will be featuring some of the biggest names in the cocktail and dining scene. Some noted industry leaders attending the event include cocktail historian David Wondrich, rum ambassador Ian Burrell and whisky expert Dave Broom.

With a jam­-packed schedule of seminars, tastings, and special events, there’s something for every spirits enthusiast at this world­renowned festival of cocktails, cuisine, and culture.

Read on for our pick of the top sessions not to be missed…

For further details and the full schedule, see

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