Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food
Jun21

Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food

You go to Jack Rose for the whiskey. I get it. Believe me—nobody gets it as much as I do. But they damn sure are doing their best these days to bring you through the front door for other reasons, and a quick walk-through of new executive chef Jon de Paz’s menu overhaul proves that yes, there are plenty of alternative, and delicious, reasons to make your next visit. Chef de Paz brings a lofty resume to the Jack Rose team, having...

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Spirit Spotlight: Ranger Creek’s Bourbon Barrel Experiment
Jun01

Spirit Spotlight: Ranger Creek’s Bourbon Barrel Experiment

San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling has just launched an intriguing experimental series allowing whiskey fans to do a side-by-side comparison based on the effects of barrel size and maturation time. The Ranger Creek Bourbon Barrel Experiment showcases two dueling bourbons which each began life as the same fresh distillate. One is their .36 Small Caliber Series Bourbon, bottled in a small 375ml bottle to indicate...

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DC Negroni Week 2017 Participating Bars & Specials
May31

DC Negroni Week 2017 Participating Bars & Specials

2017 Negroni Week in Washington, D.C. Negroni Week is back! The annual all-things-Campari fest returns from June 5th-11th, and D.C. bars and restaurants are lining up to participate. Not only will you find all the Negroni riffs and spritzes you can handle, but all bars also make a charitable donation as part of their participation. Negroni Week started in 2013 with about 100 bars involved, and today the global bonanza backed by Imbibe...

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Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations
May12

Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations

If you know me, then you know I love Espita Mezcaleria. That’s why I Can’t. Stop. Talking. About. Them. So I’m back at it with a close-up on all of their latest and best boozy offerings, all of which celebrate what GM and master mezcalier Josh Phillips calls, “a sense of moment,” with ingredients and drinks which embody time, place, and seasonality. 3 Stars Chamomile Saison The first way this is seen is...

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Diageo Reveals Stellar 2017 Special Releases Lineup Early
Apr25

Diageo Reveals Stellar 2017 Special Releases Lineup Early

Diageo’s annual Special Releases portfolio is always a show-stopper. The diverse lineup of cask strength single malts (and single grains) is filled with beautiful and exceedingly rare whiskies, often from shuttered distilleries such as the beloved Port Ellen, while also showcasing hidden gems from their vast whisky stocks. Well, apparently instead of WikiLeaks, Diageo has been experiencing a bad case of WhiskyLeaks. So, their...

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