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David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

When you’re devising a new punch set, it’s wise to enlist the man who literally wrote the book on punch. So that’s what Cocktail Kingdom did, in partnering with author and cocktail historian, David Wondrich. The result is the David Wondrich Classic Collection, a selection of barware inspired by traditional…read more →

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Another Tales of the Cocktail is in the books, and with it, another productive week spent in New Orleans attending seminars, tasting spirits, meeting distillers and enjoying enough revelry to make us feel fortunate this only happens once per year. It was a good run, and now that our collective…read more →

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

The 10th Annual Spirited Awards capped off another great Tales of the Cocktail, as an impressive panel of industry experts crowned winners in categories spanning bars, bartenders, new products and cocktail writing. London and San Francisco put up particularly strong showings, taking the awards for World’s Best Cocktail Bar and…read more →

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daiquiris

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daiquiris

The daiquiri is a simple, three-part classic cocktail that’s one of our favorites. A simple mix of rum, lime and sugar, the daiquiri is an achievement in balance and refreshment that keeps us coming back for more. So if we’re going to celebrate a pseudo-holiday, it’s going to be National…read more →

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Charles Joly, the former Aviary bartender, Diageo World Class winner and Crafthouse Cocktails founder, has a new venture. It’s a barware collection created in partnership with Fortessa Tableware Solutions, and it’s set to hit shelves this fall. So if you’re in the market for some new bar tools, acquiring ones…read more →

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Named for the late master distiller Booker Noe, Booker’s Bourbon is one of the biggest, boldest bourbons around. So last month, when Beam introduced Booker’s Rye Whiskey, we took note. This new whiskey is a very limited edition expression that’s bottled in Booker’s signature uncut and unfiltered style. Booker’s Rye…read more →

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey got a new look. And to celebrate, they flew in a couple heavyweight bartenders from across these great states to Pouring Ribbons in New York’s East Village just for the occasion. The visiting dignitaries: Jackson Cannon from Eastern Standard and The Hawthorne in Boston…read more →

Vodka Made from San Francisco Fog

Vodka Made from San Francisco Fog

If this news came out at the beginning of April, we’d assume it were an April Fool’s joke. But this is very real. California distillery, Hangar 1, has just released a vodka called Fog Point that is distilled from actual fog. To create the stuff, Hangar 1 installed mesh fog…read more →

Thirst Boston Returns May 20-23

Thirst Boston Returns May 20-23

The spring showers may have dissipated, but Boston’s wettest weekend is still looming. Thirst Boston, a four-day festival dedicated to all things distilled, shaken and stirred returns to its namesake city on May 20-23, and for the first time Cocktail Enthusiast will be attending. Its dozens of seminars and classes…read more →