Pinning a label on Rashaun Hall, Montclair music writer-turned-liquor pitchman-turned-podcast host, isn’t easy. Fortunately, Hall, who knows a thing or two about branding, provides the elevator pitch, calling himself a “pop-culture expert and cocktail connoisseur,” and describing his Shot Caller podcast as “two parts booze and one part pop cu...
I am not a chef but I luckily have some amazing friends like who are. Chef Simon Paul and I have been talking about collaborating on something for months now. This Boozy Food Contest was just the kick in the pans (rimshot) that we needed to get started.
Sustainability is becoming more than just a buzzword in the hospitality industry. More and more restaurants, bars, and bartenders are thinking as much about the carbon footprint of what they serve their drinks in as what they’re putting into their cocktails.
And given that over 150 billion plastic straws and stirrers are thrown away yearly, that’s what Drynkware has been betting on.
One of of the first posts on this blog was all about Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey’s Bottle Impressions, an activation where the bourbon brand teamed with artists across the country to express themselves using their bottles. Among those artists was someone that you might recognize from the big screen.
Actor Aldis Hodge, best known for his roles Straight Outta Compton and Hidden Figures, is also an accomplished painter in his own right.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has made quite an impression on American whiskey fans and now you can return the favor. For its latest Frontier Works collaboration, Bulleit partnered with local artists in communities around the country to create Bulleit Bottle Impressions.
Italian food lovers have a lot of options when it comes to what kind of alcoholic drink to pair with their pasta or pizza. There’s obviously a slew of Italian red wines like Pinot Grigio and Barolo as well as aperitifs like Campari and Aperol — although those are usually consumed before a meal — not to mention cocktails like the iconic Negroni. However, if you want to a pair a beer with your bresaola, it can seem like your options are few and far between.
Welcome to our first-ever The Whiskey Lifestyle Q&A. This will be where we feature the people we feel best embody “the whiskey lifestyle.” Whether they be musicians or moguls, distillers or dealers (of art), these people all distilled by adventure and risk taking.
For example, our first subject is tattoo artist and bar owner Alex McWatt.
Before I started writing about liquor last year, I considered myself a "drinkstagrammer." I would go to cocktail bars and take photos of my drinks -- trying not to annoy friends, other patrons or bartenders. I also started following iconic bars and popular bartenders/brand ambassadors. Among them was Colin Asare-Appiah, the charismatic world traveler who's served as a Bacardi brand ambassador for the past several years. I always admired his effortless swagger and beautiful cocktails.
Summer is fast approaching (despite how it feels on the East Coast), so many are starting to think about putting on a swimsuit, being healthier and (maybe) losing a little weight.
Drake has made yet another mogul move — and he wants you to join him in being a mogul, too. The Grammy Award-winning artist recently announced the intention to file an initial public offering (aka an IPO) that will allow people to invest in his Virginia Black American Whiskey brand.
Our friends overseas are just ahead of the culinary curve — like it or not. For example, KFC in Europe is encouraging customers to use its gravy in cocktails.