Canadian Bartenders do Tales of the Cocktail

Canadian Bartenders do Tales of the Cocktail
July 18, 2016 Amber Bruce

It’s that time of year again. Bartenders from all around the world head off to the mecca/Disneyland of bar-related conventions, Tales of the Cocktail.

Canadian bartenders have played an integral role in orchestrating this event year after year. Not only was Vancouver the first ever host to Tales on Tour in 2011, but we have had Canadian Cocktail Apprentices at all levels, and Canadians hosting all varieties of seminars. Pretty impressive eh?

This year is no exception!

Here are a few of the events that our Canadian bartenders are involved in this year.

O Canada presented by Crown Royal – Wednesday, July 20 10:30-12:30pm

Sample the 2016 Whiskey of the Year, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye alongside poutine, hockey and polite cocktails.

Crafted Conversation – Wednesday, July 20 12:15-2:15pm

Join the conversation with this panel to discuss the current state of the bar industry

Intelligent Design – Thursday, July 21 3:00-4:30pm

From retrofits to new builds, Intelligent Design will cover the step by step process of designing the best bar equipment for your needs.

Creating Cocktail Culture in Small Cities – Friday, July 22 10:00-11:30am

Get the skinny from Shawn Soole and company on how to introduce new concepts to your small town guests. A nice nod to the contribution Brendan Brewster had on our industry in Victoria.


A Spirited Celebration of the Americas presented by Diageo and Bittered Sling – Friday, July 22 3:30-5:30pm

Lauren Mote, Grant Sceney, Jonathon Chovancek, Katie Ingram and Sabrine Dhaliwal will take you on a tour from Canada down to Patagonia through stories and cocktails.

Dame Hall of Fame – Friday, July 22 6:00-8:00pm

Our very own Lauren Mote is being inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame! An amazing accomplishment for a well deserving devoted dame!

Bottom’s Up! The Birth of the Dry Shake, Last Word & Pin Up – Saturday, July 23 10:00-11:30am

Robyn Gray, Shawn Soole and company explore the life of Ted Saucier, the unknown Canadian Legend who penned the first written recipe for the Last Word, Hotel Georgia and Vodkatini cocktails.


Big shout out to Trevor Kallies, CAP member since 2011, and Cam Brown for joining the CAP team for the first time this year!