Raj Peter Bhakta, founder of the premium rye whiskey brand WhistlePig, has now moved on to reviving another spirits category that has long been under appreciated – Armagnac brandy.
Posts Tagged ‘Brandy’
This week, we’re continuing our Bartender Interview Series, The Master Blend – a collaboration with BERTOUX Brandy. This week’s guest is Aaron Michael Siak, bar director at Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles. We spoke about Aaron’s career change at 29 from public accounting to fine dining, his discovery of craft cocktails at The Franklin Bar in Philadelphia, and his journey from Philly to LA.
Listen to Episode 40: Cognac Pt. 2″ For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast we are continuing on to Part 2 of our Cognac series. Last month, I had the great honor of visiting the Cognac region in the Southwest of France at the very start of harvest season. It was truly a magical […]
Listen to Episode 38: Bertoux Brandy with Jeff Bell Brandy is having a moment. Well, it’s had many moments over the years but it’s definitely having a moment again. Brandy, a spirit created by distilling wine, dates back to the beginning of distillation. It also plays a pivotal role in American history. It was once […]
Listen to Episode 36: Peruvian Pisco with Romina Scheufle” Pisco. What exactly is this South American spirit that has been all abuzz in the cocktail world in recent years? Its history goes back to the 16th century, but it’s still largely undiscovered by the average American consumer. Other than the Pisco Sour, many wouldn’t know how […]
For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with the First Lady of Applejack, Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is a ninth-generation family member of America’s oldest family-owned distillery, Laird’s Applejack. She is Vice President and World Ambassador to Laird & Company, which has been producing “Jersey Lightning” for 300 years. Few spirits […]
I’ve hiked the Rockies, danced all night in Spanish ruins, and soaked in secret lagoons in Iceland surrounded by wild horses and bubbling earth; I’ve toured swamps deep in the bayou, broken bread with the locals in the mountains of Galicia, and kayaked the bioluminescent waters of Puerto Rico. I count myself lucky to have […]
We made it! Our 12th day cocktail! And this one is Y.U.M.M.Y.! It’s pretty much what you want to slowly sip while you’re all cozy at home, finishing your wrapping, watching The Grinch or It’s a Wonderful Life or The Bodyguard or Paris is Burning for the bazillionth time. Hey, every family has their traditions… […]
I know, I know, People have feelings about eggnog. But I just couldn’t do a Christmas cocktail roundup without including the granddaddy of them all! A couple of years ago I went through an eggnog making frenzy, bringing it to every holiday party I went to and giving people jugs of it for presents. I […]