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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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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May 9, 2010

1 Pisco Sour

How many times have we had Pisco Sours--and how many poor executions have we endured?  Properly made, this cocktail should transport you to a strange and fantastic place, familiar and entirely unknown.  I have worked hard to duplicate the best Pi...

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May 2, 2010

1 Lucas Paya: the Genuine Article

Lucas Paya, Bar Centro, The Bazaar, SLS Hotel Just as Picasso shown extraordinary talent decades before his journeys into cubism and surrealism, the best abstract painters can also replicate uncanny likeness of the human form.  Accordingly, the c...

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February 22, 2010

0 L.A. Cocktails: Liquid Heaven

At the Varnish, a speakeasy-style downtown bar that is now the city’s shrine to the art of the cocktail, the who’s who of the L.A. mixology scene are arriving. Tucked into the back of Cole’s, it’s a fine gathering place for an event with ...

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