Tales of the Cocktail announces Top Four Spirited Awards finalists

Tales of the Cocktail ​has announced the Top Four finalists in each category for this year’s 12th Annual Spirited Awards​​. All of the finalists are invited to attend the award ceremony, taking place on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. CT (doors open at 6:30PM CT) at the iconic Orpheum Theater, where the winners of…

Boozy & Newsy: Gray Whale Gin

Boozy & Newsy showcases new spirits, beer, sake, wine, cider, mead and anything else with an ABV.  Aside from its stunning, Tiffany-box-blue bottle, one of Gray Whale Gin’s big claims to fame is its use of hand-foraged botanicals from the California coast—up and down the namesake sea mammals’ migratory path. Among those is kombu sea…

Epic brand list for next week’s NY Indie Spirits Expo

The Indie Spirits Expo is my favorite series of boozy events in the U.S. Where else are you going to encounter a gathering of small, independent, family owned, handcrafted spirits and the distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representative under one roof? The New York edition is next Monday, June 11 at the Penn Club, 30…