A year ago (that’s right, A YEAR AGO) I asked James Estes to talk to Dram Attic about his favourite drinking memories. One year later, here we are, reading prose like poetry – liquid gold on paper. Read on as James Estes waxes eloquent about his favourite watering hole and what makes it so.
Our constant search for the most inspiring bars and prolific bartenders, finally led us down to the charming city of Beirut where Jad Ballout and his team are sculpting the drinking culture into a magnificent beast.
Two months ago, I returned to Barcelona after a gap of two years, to “scope the scene” for new bars and cocktail play. It seems there has been a metamorphosis.
If you’re a whisky fiend like us and missed the Whisky Show in London in September this year, we suggest you make plans to attend the next one. Shane Batchler tells us what we missed.
Meet Jess Hutchinson, or as friends know her – Hutch.
We’ve been to bars all over the world. We’ve looked under rocks and found gems. We’ve met bartenders who make our hearts sing. And we’ve made friends who have stood the test of time….and shots!
Not too long ago, a friend and I were stumbling across Singapore city hitting up all the best bars and downing libations like they were going out of style. At the very end of this long excursion, we predictably found ourselves perched at the bar at 28HKS. Long time heavyweight 28HKS needs no introduction if…
Kicking off our review series, Attic Approved with this one by Shane Batchler.
Stuffy cigar rooms. Formidable mahogany doors. Chesterfield sofas. Suited men drinking whisky and laughing loudly. Barely any women in sight. Typical descriptions of every members’ club, right? Wrong.
“Wisdom is knowing when you have enough”, said Marty Rubin. We ask, what is ‘enough’? But for the young Shane Batchler, this question could be excruciatingly difficult to answer.