The craft distillery and spirits movement wasn’t born yesterday but it sure feels like it. In 2011 there were a […]
Spirits of The Past
The world's on fire and anything can be a parking lot. But at least we live here, at the edge of it all.
I love a good story and Nikka Whisky certainly has a good story. A story of both an excellently crafted whiskey but also a phenomenal story of the life of the company’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru. The month of January is especially important to the story of Taketsuru and his redheaded Scottish wife, Rita. So, I thought I’d take some time and look at a few of Nikka’s offerings for the rest of January. First up on Bottledinbondla.com is a wee dram of Nikka Days.
Sometimes I make drinks. Sometimes I look like a Mafia Don. Sometimes I do both. 📸: @eugeneshoots
There's a new post up on BottledInBondLA.com. A few weeks ago @highproofpreacher posted this photo of the Banana Dance cocktail.fdom a shoot last year. Not only is it a beautiful shot but it reminded me that despite the Banana Dance being one of my favorite cocktails of the past few years I hadn't made a post about it. Head to BottledInBondLA.com to read about all the quirky banana details or just check out the recipe below. The Banana Dance: 1.5 oz Banana Infused Sherry .5 oz Greenspot Irish Whiskey .5 oz Brown Butter Falernum .5 oz Blanc Vermouth .25 oz Punt e Mrs Tsp Nocino Tsp Verjus Blanc Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Short stir with Kold Draft Ice. Strain into a stemmed cocktail glass garnished with a chocolate ganache brush stroke.
Empty bottles for the first Whiskey Wednesday of 2020 to salute everyone partaking in Dry January. You can read more of my thoughts on Dry January on BottledInBondLA.com And remember, everything in moderation. Even moderation.
I am proud to once again say that I am one of the West Coast Semi-Finalists for the Heaven Hill @bartenderoftheyear competition. I have entered this competition every year since it's inception. I've completely failed to make it past paper judging, I've made it to the National Finals, and everywhere in between. This competition, these brands, but most importantly this family that I have become apart of and shared myself with these past five years hold a special place in my heart. I'm looking forward to doing it all over again in a few weeks.