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With every summer ending no matter how old I get I feel like a kid again. There’s a sense that I'm approaching another year, another step up, or maybe it’s because I feel as though I'm graduating to an unknown chapter with bright optimism. Either way, it feels like the start of something new. It’s an exciting time in the bar business as we welcome back regulars who have been gone for the summer, and eagerly anticipate new faces. We prepare ourselves for what’s to come – when our bars get busier with people drinking, snacking and bursting with singing enthusiasm and laughter....View Article
The process for making Whisk(e)y entails distilling from a malted grain: rye, corn or barley. Whisk(e)y for me is a lot like beer in that both are made from many similar ingredients – grain, water and yeast – so really beer is basically un-distilled whisk(e)y. The variation of grains, proportions and methods employed in making whisk(e)y, as well as the maturation and distilling, the type of wood, barrel and aging all play a significant role in making each product distinct. ...View Article
Rum: the original spirit; the spirit of pirates, bootleggers, gangsters, rum runners and Captain Jack Sparrow. It was the liquor of choice for guys like Owney Madden who ran the west side of Manhattan, Captain Bill McCoy, a Prohibition-era rum runner, Hemingway and, let's be honest, every cat in New York at its birth over two hundred years ago. The Dutch settlers packaged the spirit to use as currency in trade negotiations. ...View Article