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 #64: 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 …

El Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain

The Takeaway: Made for the ‘gram (how the young whippersnappers say “instagram”). Thumping music, glowing cocktail menu, and an enthusiastic set of young bartenders.


“Thank you!” yells an American while he enthusiastically pumps the hands of the bartenders across the …

Redshift Cocktail

One high risk maneuver is clicking around on liquor.com for cocktail recipes and making whatever you land upon. There are some gems on there and there are the… not so great ones.

But when I came across a cocktail named …

Parasol (Banana Daquiri) on Fire

We originally bought Giffard’s banana liqueur solely for the purpose of making I Love Lamp, a cocktail featured in Imbibe. Since then, it has slowly been creeping into a lot of cocktails that we make.

I ran across the …

Review #61: Signatory Royal Lochnagar 1991

While we were having the Port Ellen and a sherry aged Port Charlotte at our new favorite scotch bar (Campbelltoun Loch in Tokyo), we decided to also veer off familiar territories and go with the Royal Lochnagar. It was mostly …