Review #86: Ardbeg Kelpie

Okay, I’ll be honest: I have been searching for a bottle of this for a while. Every time I have tried to order it on a menu, the bartender will look around and then tell me that they are sorry, …

NoMad NYC

NoMad was ranked* the top bar in the United States in 2018, and comprises separate bar areas, including the NoMad tavern, the Elephant Bar, and the Library.

Review #81: Westland Peat Week 2019

“Wow, Balvenie really changed their branding,” is what I privately thought when I noticed the bright yellow and red circus themed Westland Peat Week bottle across the bar. I vaguely remembered that I had tried the Balvenie Peat Week at …

Alpine Negroni

One of the major problems with having a homebar is that when you open a normal sized bottle of vermouth it quickly becomes a game of “how many vermouth-based drinks can I make before this goes rancid”?

To be fair, …

Dr. Stravinsky – Barcelona, Spain

The Takeaway: The bartenders take the mainstage at this pharmacy-themed cocktail bar. Bottles of homemade tinctures and infusions line the walls, as the apron-donning bartenders zig-zag between a hybrid speed-pour/measuring approach and throw cocktails at long distances. We found the …

Review #78: BenRiach 21 Temporis Peated

BenRiach, besides being a fun name to say, turns out some underrated excellent whiskies. They’re known mostly for their experimental approach to cask types. Most of their line-up has focused on unpeated offerings.

Our local Glendronach/BenRiach representative (Rory Glasgow) turned …