Telling a tale of bartending

• Tuennerman with bartenders Mike Aikman and Stuart McCluskey.

INTERNATIONAL bartending festival Tales of the Cocktail will host its first ever European event in Edinburgh this April.
In addition to its flagship festival every year in New Orleans, the organisation visits another city under the guise of Tales on Tour.
Previous host cities include Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.
Speaking at the launch of Tales on Tour Edinburgh, held at The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street, Tales of the Cocktail co-founder Ann Tuennerman said the purpose of Tales on Tour is “to shine a spotlight on places we love”.
“When we’re looking for places to go for Tales on Tour we wouldn’t go to London, we want to come to Edinburgh,” said Tuennerman. “What we see here is really special.”
Tales on Tour will take place in Edinburgh between April 1 and 4 in various locations around the city.
Events will include seminars on spirits and cocktail making.