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 …

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 …