Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

10th July, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Tales of the Cocktail will be staged for the 16th time this month. With scores of seminars and other events it can be a confusing task to decide which to attend. Never fear, The Spirits Business has scoped out the cream of the crop.

We detail some of Tales of the Cocktail’s most unmissable events

We detail some of Tales of the Cocktail’s most unmissable events

The ultimate cocktail festival is back for its 16th year with more than 200 seminars, tastings and competitions to explore. With hours of insightful talks to choose from, planning is essential to make the most of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) event.

Taking over bars, restaurants and hotels throughout New Orleans from 16­-22 July, the annual festival offers bartenders and hospitality professionals the chance to hear from some of the brightest minds in the industry from all around the globe.

And it’s not only trade members who benefit from the annual show – according to a report from the University of New Orleans Research Department, the 2017 TOTC programme generated a total economic impact of US$18.9 million for the city.

Among the many speakers enlisted to present at this year’s event are industry veterans such as PDT founder Jim Meehan, drinks writer Simon Difford and Trash Tiki co­founder Kelsey Ramage, who will be covering everything from multi­-sensory cocktails to the history of drinks in the military and anything in between. Tales will also provide the chance to sample a wide array of spirits and meet the creators behind both well­-established and up­-and­-coming brands.

Over the following pages we’ve compiled our top picks of the talks at this year’s TOTC.

For the full schedule visit talesofthecocktail.org.

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