Spirits

Stories behind the bars, bartenders and drinks within the liquor industry.

The Spirit of Words

The Spirit of Words

Literary history has long been intertwined with imbibing. Contributor Nicole Gulotta examines the good, the bad and the misguided outcomes of some of the world’s most famous writers.

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Prohibition Examined: Chapter I

Prohibition Examined: Chapter I

In the first installment of her Prohibition exploration, contributor Ziza Bauer explores the origins and history behind its implementation.

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Bread Bar: Keepers of Time

Bread Bar: Keepers of Time

In Silver Plume, Colorado, Sam Alviani and her partners in Bread Bar preserve time and foster community over cocktails.

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The Magical Mystery Pour

The Magical Mystery Pour

Heavily influenced by its origins, the Sazerac has captivated cocktail drinkers since its creation in New Orleans.

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Brad Thomas Parsons: The Bar Man

Brad Thomas Parsons: The Bar Man

In Brooklyn, New York, author Brad Thomas Parsons gives Life & Thyme the details about his forthcoming book, Amaro.

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The Consummate Bartender

The Consummate Bartender

In Brooklyn, New York, Toby Cecchini tells tales through his craft and cocktail program at Long Island Bar.

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Whiskey Love: Tips for Intentional Tasting

Whiskey Love: Tips for Intentional Tasting

Like making whiskey, tasting it is a deliberate task that takes time, and is a process well-rewarded when done with proper attention and care.

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

In Brooklyn, New York, Nicole Austin applies scientific methods to make award-winning whiskey with Kings County Distillery.

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Williams & Graham: Just a Bar

Williams & Graham: Just a Bar

In Denver, Colorado, the team behind the award-winning bar program at Williams & Graham demonstrates that that fundamentals and a sense of family can shine on a national stage.

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Midnight Rambler: Transporting the East Coast to Dallas

Midnight Rambler: Transporting the East Coast to Dallas

The subterranean bar located below the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas, is home to Midnight Rambler, a cocktail bar that is transportive and sophisticated through its design and drinks.

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Houston Hospitality: The New L.A. Nightlife

Houston Hospitality: The New L.A. Nightlife

Twin brothers Mark and Jonnie Houston infuse inspiration, excitement and attention to detail to each of their establishments within Houston Hospitality.

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Spago: The Reconciliation Of Cocktails In Fine Dining

Spago: The Reconciliation Of Cocktails In Fine Dining

At Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Executive Chef Lee Hefter's approach to cocktails is tightly integrated with his team of cooks & chefs for the perfect unity of cuisine and drink.

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