Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Part Two

CONTINUED FROM THIRSTY IN NOLA: TALES OF THE COCKTAIL 2013 PART ONE The second half of Tales of the Cocktail 2013 would bring a few surprises, including drinks from a New Orleans legend, an unexpected tasting, a blended Martinez, as well as the annual Spirited Awards and Pig & Punch. DAY THREE Friday began with…

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The Spirit of the Season: Beefeater Summer Edition Gin

Desmond Payne has done it again. Following on the success of Beefeater 24, Payne‚Äôs modern take on the iconic Beefeater London Dry Gin, the Master Distiller has unveiled a limited-release, seasonal gin: the Beefeater Summer Edition. I first encountered the Summer Edition this past spring at the Gin Symposium, when Payne and Plymouth Gin Master…

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Beefeater 24 and the Pegu Club

A few years ago, Master Distiller Desmond Payne was given a task that must have seemed at once exhilarating and daunting: take the legendary Beefeater London Dry Gin and create a new, super premium gin for the modern global cocktail culture. Payne had to keep Beefeater’s original nine botanicals, the botanicals had to steep for…

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I Love the Smell of Juniper in the Morning – the Gin Symposium

Photos by Soul Brother Photography for Pernod Ricard (SB) Bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts recently gathered at the Hollywood Roosevelt for the Gin Symposium, presented by the English Gins of Pernod Ricard: Plymouth, Beefeater, and Beefeater 24. The all-day gin immersion was hosted by Audrey Saunders and Simon Ford, with a stellar list of presenters who…

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