Final Round Of TOTC 2020 Spirited Awards Winners

The 2020 Spirited Awards took place in an exclusively digital format as part of Tales of the Cocktail’s free global conference last week. This year’s conference bears the theme “catalyst,” meaning “to spark change,” and this year’s winners represent a global class of changemakers. The first round of winners were announced on Sept. 21 on the Foundation’s digital platform. The Raise a Glass: 2020 Spirited Awards Preshow were hosted by Ian Burrell and Lynnette Marrero on Sept.…

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Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2020

While Covid-19 may have scuppered plans to host Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, a full-to-the-brim schedule of online events awaits. Here, we highlight the seminars and masterclasses not to be missed. From feeling the New Orleans sun kissing your skin and sipping ice‐cold cocktails to bumping shoulders with the great and good of the spirits world – not to mention the hundreds of immersive seminars, tastings and tours – there are dozens of…

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The top four Spirited Awards 2020 finalists

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the shortlist for its 14th annual Spirited Awards, with The Spirits Business named one of the top four finalists for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication. In May, Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) revealed the top 10 nominees for each category in its Spirited Awards 2020. However, some of these nominees will no longer be up for the award they were nominated for. This year there were a number of…

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Tales of the Cocktail postponed until September

The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has postponed its annual conference and further announcements regarding this year’s Spirited Awards until September 2020. The conference will take place in a digital format from Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September. Tales of the Cocktail said in an update: “While we continue to navigate the challenges presented to our industry during this global pandemic, we are also aware of the unique circumstances impacting the communities we serve.…

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What’s on this weekend

Softer Side Sessions For the latest instalment in its Softer Side Session series of talks, Scotch whisky brand Tomatin will welcome its master distiller Graham Eunson. Streaming on the brand’s Youtube channel tonight (5 June) at 9pm BST, Eunson will discuss Tomatin’s five distillery exclusive single casks and explain why he selected each cask and how the individual cask types showcase different sides of the Tomatin spirit. Several fellow whisky enthusiasts will also join the…

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