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The Monkey Mixer Rolls into Manhattan

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I had a chance to check out the Monkey Mixer when Monkey Shoulder’s giant cocktail shaker made a stop in New York on July 12. The …

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Takeaways From NC&B 2018

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Bartenders, bar managers, nightclub owners and employees descended on Las Vegas for the Nightclub & Bar in late March to learn more about improving their skills …

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Nashville Comes to Times Square

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I went to an open house at the new Opry City Stage venue in New York. The live music and dining space, a joint-venture project between …

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Anthony Bourdain Enjoys a Wee Dram of The Balvenie

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The third season of Raw Craft kicked off on Oct. 30 in New York with a screening of the first episode, complete with a Balvenie Scotch …

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Celebrating Rum Day With Cocktail Pairings

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Did you hoist a rum drink on Aug. 16 to commemorate National Rum Day? I enjoyed some at a paired cocktail dinner hosted by Dominican Republic …

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Tasting: 4 Irish Whiskeys From Teeling

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Teeling Distillery reflects both the difficult past and bright future of Irish whiskey. Few spirits are hotter than Irish whiskey. But just 40 years back this category was …

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Meat Bobby Flay

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I was invited to a wine dinner at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, CT, prior to the Sun Winefest weekend Jan. …

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$1 Martinis? In Manhattan?!

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During the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans this past July, I went to lunch with a few colleagues at Mr. B’s Bistro. We …

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Rediscovering Pastis

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I was in France recently with a few other spirits journalists and more than once we kicked off an evening with a pastis. While I have a …

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Blog: Sampling Maker’s Mark Wood-Customization Program

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The first batches of Maker’s Mark Private Select, the bourbon brand’s wood-selection customization program, became available this spring. Marriott and Maker’s Mark hosted a group of …