Partner, The Best Bar in the World
Ben Schaffer is the co-founder of the Best Bar in the World, LLC, with international barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry. |
Ben acted as “the voice” of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, creating all its written material from before its launch right through its spirituous ascendancy. The Dead Rabbit has won every major award in the cocktail industry, culminating in “World’s Best Bar” at Tales of the Cocktail 2015. |
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owner, bar rags, llc
gaz regan—the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan—is a bartender at The Dead Rabbit, NYC, he was the cocktail columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle for fourteen years, and he’s the author of The Bartender’s Bible, the bartender’s GIN compendium, the Annual Manual for Bartenders and the groundbreaking Joy of Mixology. gaz publishes three weekly email newsletters, and gaz regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails... Read More →
Managing Editor, Simple Cocktails
Founded by Greg, Simple Cocktails is a blog and weekly podcast for amateur home bartenders to lay aside the intimidation of bartending and bolstering community through their home bars. |
Greg's new book "New Mexico Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment," is available July 4, 2016 from Arcadia Press. |
New Mexico may appear to be the land of a thousand Margaritas, but its distilleries and historic cocktails... Read More →
Co-Founder, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Jack McGarry is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog’s co-founder and operating partner, who also created its extensive historically-based drinks program. In July 2013, he was honored with the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year award. He is its youngest ever recipient, and only the second in America (after the legendary Audrey Saunders).
To realize the Dead Rabbit project, McGarry tested thousands of... Read More →
Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues such as Five Points, Pace, Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club.
In 2007 Meehan opened PDT, a hidden cocktail lounge attached to a legendary hot dog stand in the... Read More →
Founder, The Healthy Bartender
Bar Keep. Food Smith. Health Coach. Author of Zen and Tonic, Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker. |
"Zen and Tonic" is not just a cute title; it's Aron's guiding philosophy (and also a beverage in the book made with rose-infused gin and aloe water, sweetened with blueberry lavender syrup, and topped off with elderflower tonic water). As the eponymous recipe, it works to embody the concept, defined in the introduction... Read More →
Co-Owner, Clover Club, Leyenda, and Mixtress Consulting
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years. Most notably with the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). In 2009, Clover Club won the award for “Best New Cocktail Lounge in the World” at Tales of the Cocktail, and in 2013, it took home “Best American Cocktail Bar”, “Best High Volume Bar”, and Julie was personally awarded “Best... Read More →
Twitter: @karanewman, Wine Enthusiast
Kara Newman is the Spirits Editor for Wine Enthusiast and author of Shake.Stir.Sip. (a book about "equal parts" cocktails, coming fall 2016) and Cocktails for a Crowd (both from Chronicle Books). Based in New York, her writing also appears in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Pursuits and Liquor.com.
Owner and President, Montanya Distillers
Talk to me about mountain rum! Craft distilled in the rockies with certified American grown sugar cane, biomass milled, 100% wind powered, and using plentiful water from the heart of the Rockies snowmelt and spring water.
A native of Venezuela, Leo began his career in hospitality while attending the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating he moved to New York City where he developed an appreciation for a well-crafted cocktail using seasonal ingredients and a diverse array of spirits. He quickly immersed himself in the cocktail world and gained recognition among his peers and his patrons.In 2005 Leo was hand-picked by Eleven Madison Park to help reinvent... Read More →
Owner, Smuggler's Cove
Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco. Smuggler’s Cove features the largest rum selection in the United States and features cocktails from over three centuries of rum history. The Sunday Times of London has named Smuggler’s Cove one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth. In a global industry survey for Drinks International Magazine, Smuggler’s Cove has been... Read More →
Author and Journalist
From folk distilling to cannabis drinks, Matthew Rowley has spent a quarter century researching the manufacture and distribution of illicit spirits. He is the author of "Moonshine!" (2007) and the James Beard Award-nominated "Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual (2015)." He has written for numerous publishers, magazines, and universities, is on the editorial board of David Wondrich's forthcoming "Oxford Companion to... Read More →
Owner, Smuggler's Cove
In 1999, Rebecca Cate inadvertently fueled Martin Cate’s madness by famously uttering words (which she thought were a joke) about making a spare bedroom a home tiki bar. Since then, however, she too has been swept up in the tiki fantasia, first as an enthusiast, then helping Martin open and run Smuggler’s Cove. The opportunity to coauthor the book “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” allowed... Read More →
Managing Partner, The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting
Sean Muldoon is Managing Partner of The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting (BBITW), the creative force behind New York’s The Dead Rabbit, GreenRiver in Chicago, the upcoming BlackTail at Pier A in New York and formerly Belfast’s The Merchant Hotel. He is an award-winning international barman and visionary who has raised the bar for what cocktails and bars can and should be.
Sean is most renowned for The Dead Rabbit in... Read More →
Barman/Brand Ambassador/Author, Cocktail Whisperer
Published author of five books on cocktails. First book, Apothecary Cocktails is in the top 1% of all spirits books on Amazon and was nominated for a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail 2014. |
Whiskey Cocktails followed, then Bitters/Shrub Syrup Cocktails. |
My current release is Cannabis Cocktails |
I appear in the July 2016 and June 2016 issues of High Times Magazine |
I'm a Cannabis Cup Judge |
Ministry of Rum Judge 2010... Read More →
The Apothecary Bitters Company is a small batch, craft bitters company located in Vancouver BC, dedicated to creating unique and appetizing bitters by hand, using only the finest natural ingredients. | | Our goal is not only to come up with creative and aperitive flavor combinations but to do so in a way that the final flavor profile compliments and enhances cocktails and spirits. We believe that bitters should be a complex blend of flavors... Read More →
Hella Company (fka Hella Bitters) is a beverage industry innovation group based in NYC. We currently produce and distribute a line of bitters, mixers and DIY cocktail experiential kits.
Please join New Orleans independent bookstore Octavia Books at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 where we are back with the on-site book store in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone.
Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a company dedicated to taste experiences. Developed in a one-hundred year old pink house, the alchemists founded this company through their love for food and flavor. Inspired by complimentary patterns in roots, barks, fruits, herbs, and botanicals, pH works every day to find new and perfect connections between ingredients.
Handcrafted, small batch bitters from Portland, Ore. Innovative, layered flavors like Woodland and Aviation Lavender, made from organic botanicals, organic corn spirits and raw sugar. Custom bitters creation available as well! firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1889, Suze has excelled in the art of combining gentian with various aromatic plants in order to create extremely aromatic bitters. Suze Bitters is a new range of concentrated aromatic bitters, developed by Suze with 3 of the most influential French bartenders: Fernando Castellon, Joseph Biolatto, and Julien Escot. This unique collaboration gave birth to a premium three-bitter range that will meet the expectations of the most demanding... Read More →