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.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
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.
In which I have selected 50 iconic cocktails in San Francisco. Clear your calendar.