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Making Bitters with Auchentoshan

Making Bitters with Auchentoshan

As the rain poured down on an otherwise lovely afternoon in the Big Easy, a small group of us dipped into the fascinating New Orleans Pharmacy Museum to learn more about bitters and single malt scotch. It was a fitting locale, what with the medicinal history of bitters and all.…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 →

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 →

I Dare You to Ruin My Negroni

I Dare You to Ruin My Negroni

Today kicks off Negroni Week, an annual celebration presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari that champions this great cocktail while raising money for charitable causes around the world. We’ll be participating with a week of Negroni coverage. When does a Negroni cease to be a Negroni? That’s a question I…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 →

Scenes from the 2016 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Scenes from the 2016 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Another San Antonio Cocktail Conference is in the books, and with it, another fine event filled with educational seminars, tastings, spirited dinners and parties. Lots of parties. This year’s conference featured a rigorous educational track, with three days of classes covering everything from running a bar and whiskey blending to…read more →

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

One of our favorite activities at Tales of the Cocktail is attending a spirited dinner. Neither as festive as the brand-sponsored parties nor as hectic as the tasting rooms, a spirited dinner is typically a relaxed affair that allows you to really delve into the featured spirit. Of course, sometimes…read more →

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Another Tales of the Cocktail is in the books, and with it: another bout of day drinking, spirited dinners, all-out fetes and just the right amount of regret. This year witnessed a slew of larger-than-life bashes put on by notable brands who 1) know how to throw a good party,…read more →

Tasting Through the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Tasting Through the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

This past weekend we expended much time and energy in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic tasting rooms. It was filled with some familiar faces and plenty of new ones, as we moved from table to table to sample the goods. There were dozens of memorable bottles on display – too many…read more →

Scenes from the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Scenes from the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Taking place January 16-19, the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference was four days of seminars, parties, tastings, events, tacos and general good times in the hotels, bars and theaters of San Antonio. We sampled new spirits, got reacquainted with old ones, learned a few things and stayed out way too…read more →