Tag: Spirits

Purity On the Plate & In the Glass: The New Bar Agricole

Those of us who have been in dining, cocktails and spirits a long while know the importance of Bar Agricole since it opened in San Francisco’s SoMa district in 2011. Not only was it nominated every year since 2012 for James Beard Outstanding Bar Program in the nation — finally winning in 2019, but founder and bar vet Thad Vogler (who helped open pioneering bars like Bourbon and Branch) wrote an intriguing and definitive book on farmhouse-distilled and naturally sourced spirits, By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail… Read more →

The Only Bar of It’s Kind… Showing Off Ireland’s Homegrown Spirit: Poitin

Covering the world’s only full-on poitin bar, Bar 1661, in Dublin from Dave Mulligan, who I interview at Liquor.com in my latest feature, SHOWING OFF POITÍN, IRELAND’S HOMEGROWN SPIRIT, AT A NEW BAR. ONE THAT’S ALL POITÍN, ALL THE TIME. Bar 1661 poitin flight Doctors often have a viagra best difficult time diagnosing the exact cause of malady should be… Read more →

Top 5 Whiskies at Whiskyfest SF 2018

My 10th year attending Whiskyfest San Francisco (also held in Chicago, D.C. and NYC annually). As with every year, I’ve tasted most of what is in the room over the years, so most whiskies are a revisit for me (here are the previous year’s standouts). With hundreds of whiskies to taste from Scotland, Japan, Ireland, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, India, the… Read more →

11 Top Bourbon Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Bourbon month at Liquor.com and here are 11 of my bourbon cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Rusted Mule, San Francisco Baptiste & Bottle, Chicago Lola, Louisville Stacked Sandwich Shop, Portland, OR Duchess, Oakland, CA The Pritchard, Oklahoma Alexander’s Steakhouse, San Francisco Spilt Milk, Chicago Meta, Louisville Quaintrelle, Portland, OR… Read more →

What is BevCon? Your Next Beverage Industry Conference in Charleston

“What is BevCon?” The question came again and again, even from industry folk. After awhile, I felt like was a spokesperson for the event, proselytizing to the unconverted. So what is BevCon™? Held August 22-24, 2017, in the always delightful town of Charleston (in spite of the sweltering heat of August), BevCon is a beverage industry conference that just completed… Read more →