Hendrick’s Gin Partners with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation for Expedition Cocktail 2024

Posted on: Apr. 05, 2024 | | By: TOTC Staff

Hendrick’s Gin, the purveyor of premium gins and peculiarly delightful libations, is thrilled to announce its renewed partnership with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) to present Expedition Cocktail, a whimsical journey into the world of mixology and liquid experimentation. This year, Expedition Cocktail will be traversing the United States – stopping in Austin, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA – bringing its unique blend of education and entertainment to bartenders and enthusiasts alike. Enticing participants to show off their bartending skills, one winner from each Expedition Cocktail event will be selected to join the sponsored immersion trip to Hendrick’s Gin Palace and London Cocktail Week in October 2024. 

“We are delighted to once again partner with Hendrick’s Gin for Expedition Cocktail,” said Taylor Barron, Director of Partnerships at Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. “Expedition Cocktail is a celebration of curiosity, education, and the adventurous spirit of the cocktail industry, and one that we are proud to support for our cocktail community.”

Event Dates:

  • April 9: Austin, TX
  • May 20: Philadelphia, PA
  • August 12: Chicago, IL
  • September 30: Northern California

Each Expedition Cocktail event offers an immersive experience including:

  • Interactive cocktail classes led by esteemed trade partners and leading mixologists
  • Quirky competitions and activities in liquid experimentation
  • Four featured cocktails served throughout the experience
  • Complimentary lunch served to fuel exploration

Expedition Cocktail is not an average cocktail academy; it’s a progressive educational journey where trade members embark on a fanciful cocktail and ingredient adventure. With a shake-up of every expectation, participants will gain points in multiple activities in hopes of winning a sponsored trip to the Gin Palace, Hendrick’s Gin Distillery in Ayrshire, Scotland, and London Cocktail Week. One winner will be selected per Expedition Cocktail event (totaling four winners) to journey on the group-trip in October 2024. 

Hendrick’s Gin National Ambassador Vance Henderson, along with regional hosts, including Liz Pearce (Central Ambassador) and Erik Andersson (Eastern Ambassador), plus influential trade partners: Paul Taylor (Your Only Friend), Shannon Mustipher (Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails), Meaghan Dorman (Raines Law Room and Dear Irving), Jason Asher (Barter & Shake/Century Grand), Charles Joly (Crafthouse Cocktails), and Lauren Paylor O’Brien (LP Drinks Co.) will guide participants through each Expedition Cocktail event. Please note that each event will host a selection of the above mentioned hosts and trade partners while Host Vance Henderson will attend all four events in the series. 

Join Hendrick’s Gin and TOTCF as it’s time to embark on this extraordinary expedition, where creativity flows, flavors collide, and the peculiar becomes the norm. Registration is open to all (21+ years of age trade), and links are live several weeks in advance of each event. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis, and early registration is advised. Event links for the 2024 Expedition Cocktail series may be found via Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s website in the “Get Involved” section. 


Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is a non-profit organization that educates, advances, and supports the global hospitality industry and creates lasting impact in our host communities. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is the global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the industry. The pillars of the Foundation are to Educate, Advance, and Support the hospitality industry through programs that benefit individuals and organizations in the community and to make a lasting impact in communities that host our events. 


Hendrick’s is a deliciously super premium gin, made with a number of unusual twists. To deliver a most curious and delightfully unique flavor, Hendrick’s combines a distinct blend of 11 botanicals, as well as the signature infusions of cucumber and rose petals, producing a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully unique aroma. Handcrafted in Scotland in miniscule batches by William Grant & Sons, Hendrick’s is the only gin that uses a marriage of spirits from both a Carter-Head and Copper Pot Still, a combination that produces a divinely smooth gin that has both the required character and balance of subtle flavors. Hendrick’s Gin has an ABV of 44% and an SRP of $34.99. Please drink the unusual responsibly. For further information, visit www.HendricksGin.com/.

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