I’m Packing For Tales – What Should I Bring?

Posted in Events on July 7th, 2009 by Josh

As with many of my inebriated brethren, I’m packing up this week and heading to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail for what’s sure to be five days of unbridled debauchery; the way New Orleans should be.

So for those of you who have been before, or those who are just smarter than I am: as I pack, what am I forgetting?

@Mr_Cocktail, an organizer of the conference, tweeted a few suggestions the other day: sunglasses, business cards, and extra suitcase for swag – all good ideas. But what else am I missing? For those of you who have already landed in NOLA – what should I know?

This is going to be fun. Next message from the site of Tales of the Cocktail 2009. See you there!

Tags: Tales of the Cocktail

A Visit to Tuthilltown Spirits – Where Baby Bourbon is Born

Posted in Community, Editor's Notes, Events on July 6th, 2009 by Josh

Approaching Tuthilltown SpiritsI had the extreme pleasure this past July 4th weekend to journey 90 miles north of New York City to visit Tuthilltown Spirits – the home of one of my all-time favorite whiskeys, Hudson Baby Bourbon.

Physically located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, near New Paltz, NY, Tuthilltown Spirits is the spiritual center of a revival that has been a long-time coming. Humility takes over when distillery partner Ralph Erenzo talks about his craft. He says, “There’s nothing magic here – It’s just whiskey. Really good whiskey.” But one need only set foot on the grounds of Tuthilltown Spirits to know differently, and none other than the New York Times agrees. Read More

Tags: bourbon, hudson valley, rye, Tuthilltown Spirits