Interviews

Q&A With Emily Ross-Johnson of The Astoria Whiskey Society

Emily Ross Johnson, Astoria Whiskey Society

A Casual Chat With The Founder Of One Of New York’s Busiest Whiskey Clubs By Kurt Maitland “It’s pretty simple, every month Astoria whiskey enthusiasts get together to enjoy some fine spirits, good conversation and neighborhood pride in a casual and laid-back environment.” That is the credo of the Astoria Whiskey Society. I’ve run into Emily at many an event ...

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Q&A With John Jeffery of Santa Fe Spirits

John Jeffery

Interview With Craft Distilling Expert And Master Distiller John Jeffery By Richard Thomas Although the American craft distilling boom is still a relatively new phenomenon, it already has some well-established figures, and by that I mean other than Chip Tate. John Jeffery was the head of a university distilling research program before moving over to work at one of the ...

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Whiskey Cocktails With Dale DeGroff

George Dickel Rye

By Kurt Maitland Earlier this year, Dale DeGroff aka “King Cocktail”curated a George Dickel Rye and Cocktail Event at Bacchanal in NYC. You know Dale from our interview with him earlier this year as well as his having written some of the best cocktail books in circulation, such as his classic The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail. Dale ...

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Stereo Off Talks Whiskey

Stereo Off

By Richard Thomas As with so many things trendy, New York hosts one of the hottest whiskey scenes in the U.S. Between the liquor companies, stores and bars, it seems every single day hosts not just one, but several tasting events. At the same time, New York remains one of the national centers for indie music. Keeping both things in ...

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