Tales tour is a hit for gin fans

Mixologists impress at cocktail event in Edinburgh

Bartenders, brand ambassadors and a host of other drinks industry workers from across the globe gathered at Edinburgh Gin’s Biscuit Factory distillery in Leith earlier this month for the Art of the Cocktail event.

• Twelve bartenders created bespoke Art of the Cocktail serves using Edinburgh Gin products.

Part of the Tales of the Cocktail, Tales on Tour line-up, the event saw 12 bartenders create a bespoke cocktail menu using products from the Edinburgh Gin portfolio.

Each bartender was tasked with producing exclusive cocktails for the event using one gin from the Edinburgh Gin range.

The exclusive cocktails were exciting, innovative and delicious.

Mixologists serving up cocktails at the event included Jamie Moran from The Finnieston in Glasgow, who presented his Slippery Rocks drink; Michael O’Brien from Edinburgh venue The Jolly Botanist, who crafted his Sheer Plum Luck cocktail from Edinburgh Gin’s Plum & Vanilla liqueur; and Connor Knowles from Aberdeen venue The Tippling House, who made use of Seaside Edinburgh Gin in his Curious Herbal concoction.

Neil Boyd, commercial director at Edinburgh Gin owner Ian Macleod Distillers, said the firm was “delighted to host Art of the Cocktail” and to be part of the capital’s first ever Tales of the Cocktail event.

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Slippery Rocks


40ml Seaside Edinburgh Gin
20ml Lemon juice
20ml Raspberry ripple grenadine
12.5ml Sandy Sherry

Salted raspberry

– Jamie Moran, The Finnieston


“It was an honour to have such a global gathering of bartending talent in attendance while showcasing the diversity of our gins and the art that goes into distilling them,” said Boyd.

“The exclusive cocktails were exciting, innovative and delicious.”