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Hal Wolin

Black Bottle Scotch
Brand Ambassador
New York City
Hal Wolin is a fixture of the New York spirits scene. For the past eight years, Hal has dedicated his life to learning the intricacies of every cocktail, every spirit, and every bar in New York City. During that time, Hal’s studies quickly manifested into a blog where he covered cocktail lounges, reviewing spirits, and creating original cocktails. His recipes have been published in trade magazines such as Beverage Media as well as the Food and Wine Cocktail Book and have been used in product brochures from a variety of spirits brands.

As Hal’s recipes and reviews emerged as some of the most thoughtful and insightful content available, he became widely sought in the consulting world and eventually took a position with The Cocktail Guru (www.TheCocktailGuru.com), a full-service beverage consulting firm established by Jonathan Pogash. Here, Hal specialized in drink development, brand representation, beverage programs, special events and mixology classes.

As a member of the Cocktail Guru Hal worked with Jonathan to create signature cocktails and beverage programs for spirit brands, restaurants, bars and hotels. Hal has served as a Cocktail Apprentice at Tales of the Cocktail, and has worked with Jonathan on editing and revising the 75th Anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Cocktail Guide.

Hal is currently serving his third consecutive term as Treasurer for the NY Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG). Hal has a deep love for Scotch whisky and has hosted several events and dinners advocating its use as a cocktail base, including several Spirited Dinners at Tales of the Cocktail and a dinner at Beast, Naomi Pomeroy’s restaurant in Portland during Portland Cocktail Week. Hal was also one of twenty final competitors in the US Diageo World Class competition in both 2012 and 2013 and participated the Beverage and Alcohol Resource (BAR) 5 day program.

Throughout his career, Hal has been an advocate in appreciating scotch and its nuances both on its own as well as in cocktails. Hal brings this passion along with industry experience to the Black Bottle Scotch New York Brand Ambassador position.

Hal has been representing Black Bottle Scotch since September of 2015. Throughout his tenure with Black Bottle he has helped re-introduce the brand throughout the US bar community and has helped grow its presence.

Favorite Cocktail: An Old-Fashioned with Black Bottle Scotch, demerara syrup, Angostura and Peychaud Bitters or a Black Bottle and a Guinness.
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