August 11, 2010

0 Signet—Glenmorangie

Last night, I had the great fortune of being introduced to John Skipworth—CEO of the Glenmorangie Company—by Lucas Paya at the Bazaar.  Under his arm, a bottle of the much coveted Signet.  As a rule, I am generally what one would call a puris...

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Filed Under: Spirits

August 7, 2010

2 WhistlePig: Pure Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Rye Last Thursday night, I had the pleasure of tasting one of the most exciting (new-release) whiskeys that I’ve had in the past several years.  And, I have the great fortune of tasting a lot of whiskey above and beyond the pre-Prohi...

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July 24, 2010

4 La Verdad: Ron Cooper

With all the depraved Tales madness erupting, as evidenced by erratic, incomprehensible text messages streaming in from New Orleans, around the clock—I wanted to address something.  As has been the case for the past few years, now—particularly...

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April 6, 2010

0 Jimmy Yeager

Jimmy Yeager, loading agave Jimmy in San Luis del Rio, a Zapotec village nestled along the Rio Hormiga Colorada, 8,000 feet up in the Oaxacan Sierra, where village elder and master mezcal distiller Paciano Cruz Nolasco makes the sacred same na...

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March 13, 2010

3 Mystery Whiskey

Who can name the mystery Whiskey?...

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March 12, 2010

2 Ron Cooper, Founder of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

This great photograph was taken by Tobin Sharp at Hi-Time Wine Cellars when Ron was visiting last February....

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March 11, 2010

0 Asado Prieto

Asado Prieto 2 oz        Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas ½ oz     Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth ½ oz    Fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ oz    Fresh squeezed lime juice ½ oz    Agave Nectar 1    Luxardo Marasche Ch...

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March 9, 2010

0 Las Perlas is Here!

Las Perlas—mezcal’s new Los Angeles home, thanks to Cedd Moses and Mark Verge— is opening tonight!  When you go (which better be soon), ask for Raul Yrastorza, the man in charge, who has actually walked the palenques of Oaxaca with Ron Coope...

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March 3, 2010

0 Manzanita de Chimayo

Tonight’s drink was directly stolen from Arturo Jaramillo, owner of the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant in Chimayó, New Mexico (which happens to be close to Ron Cooper’s—founder of Del Maguey and architect of Mezcal’s resurrection—home in Ta...

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March 2, 2010

2 Wedding Crasher

Wedding Crasher 1 oz    Don Q Light Rum 1oz    Coruba Dark Jamaican Rum 1 oz    Lemon Heart Demerara 151 Rum ½ oz    St-Germian Elderflower liqueur ½ oz    Agave Nectar 1 oz    Fresh squeezed orange juice ¾ oz    Fresh ...

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