For my latest post on Departures.com, I wrote up some bar visits to Atlanta. Bars included in this story are: Holeman & Finch, Proof and Provision, The Lawrence, Kimball House, and Leon's Full Service.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
For a recent article on Liquor.com I checked in with some bar managers who manage to balance retail sales with cocktail service to see what they had to say about it.
Advanced packing tips for sharp objects and liquids from bartenders who travel a ton.
I wrote a story for Popular Science on the science of barrel aging. The story was inspired by a trip to The Glenlivet where I tasted a 50-year-old whisky without any smoky qualities - but 50 years ago this and most whisky would have been at least lightly peated. So I went into the article specifically looking for what happens with the smoke, but ended up writing about wood interactions as well. To do the story, I read several wood science articles sent to me by Diageo whisky ambassador/smart-guy Ewan Morgan, spoke with Dr Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie, interviewed Bryan...
In a recent article for Departures.com, I wrote about some new travel retail (duty-free to you and me) exclusive whiskies that launched this year.
I'll be giving a repeat of my talk called The Essential Global Guide to Liqueurs.
For Depatures.com I wrote a story on a few of Iceland's best beer and cocktail bars.
While I was in Sydney for the Bacardi Legacy global cocktail competition earlier this year, I checked out a bunch of the bars. Here is a write-up of just one neighborhood's best cocktail options.