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Jamaican Rum (News & Features)

{image_1}Getting up from his seat—a refurbished rum barrel—he heads to the window counter lit up by Christmas lights, then returns a few minutes later with a flask, soda bottle and a bucket of ice. “Wray and Ting by the Q,” he says, referring to the flask...Read Full Story

Tiki Handbook (Book Review)

Few people know rum as well as Shannon Mustipher, head bartender at Glady’s, a Caribbean restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. In Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails (Rizzoli, 2019; $30), she highlights that spirit and others in Polynesian-inspired style, through classics like the Caipirinha, as well as her...Read Full Story

Hunky Dory (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Claire Sprouse runs this gathering spot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a sunshine-filled hangout during the day that morphs into a cocktail bar at night. Sprouse consults for others, too, focusing on sustainable practices and environmentally conscious bartending; at her own place, she creates drinks with eco-friendly spirits and local...Read Full Story

Nordic Spirit (News & Features)

Denmark {image_1}One of the first companies to export aquavit to the US, Aalborg has been distilling the spirit since 1846. It produces a range of variations, two of which make it to the US. The red-labeled Taffel is traditional, with a wheat base, flavored with only caraway. Its peppery...Read Full Story

Gascon Vignettes (News & Features)

I’d never really considered Armagnac as a mixer before; back when I was tending bar in Texas, we’d thought of it as an after-dinner drink for older guests. Sensing my intrigue, the bartender starts mixing more cocktails for me to taste, pulling bottles from the diverse selection...Read Full Story

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