Jack Daniel’s Scottish Bartender Competition at Dead Rabbit

December 21st, 2016

It's the Bartender Journey Podcast Number 194!  Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.

  • This week on the show, we continue on with our Repeal Day adventures. On the last podcast we chatted with Kara Newman, author of Stir. Sip.
  • From there we move on to the East Village to a Bar called Miss Lily’s and met up with Ben Jones, who just launched an interesting Brand called Rhum Shrub JM.
  • From there we will move downtown even further to Dead Rabbit, where Jack Daniels sponsored an event with 3 bartenders from the UK who won a trip to NY and then onto Tennessee to see the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
  • Book of the Week. It’s a great one – the Canon Cocktail Book by Jamie Boudreau. Jamie owns the Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium in Seattle Washington and has put together a fabulous book. Its not just recipes, although there are plenty. There is a very valuable section in the book titled Starting Your Own Bar: Tips and Advice. This section is worth the cost of the book alone and talks about everything from “are you sure you want to do this?”, to finding partners, the bar name, concept locations, and so on.   I was hoping to get Jamie on the show, but so far we just haven’t been able to work it out. He is a very busy man. He’s also involved in the Small Screen Network – if you haven’t heard of that, check out Jamie’s channel, called Raising the Bar. Morganthalar and Robert Hess have channels as well.
  • So honestly get this book – you will not regret it! The recipes are great as well.
  • Cocktail of the Week: Jungle Bird, (Tiki, and festive!)
    • 1 ½ oz Rum
    • 1 1/12 oz Pineapple juice
    • ¾ oz Campari
    • ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
    • ½ oz Simple Syrup
    • Shake
    • Strain – crushed ice or oldfashioned glass with one large ice cube
    • Garnish Pineapple leaf or wedge
  • At The Shepherd & the Knucklehead of Hoboken our friend Craig Schiedlo is doing an event on Jan 24, 2017.
  • “Its an Industry Party and Educational Event. There will be 3 hour long classes, followed by a party after. One of those classes BTW will be tought by yours truly and Hazel Elvarato! Starting at 12 will be Brockmans Gin, followed by a presentation by Melleti about how liquors and amaros are made and used, ending with what you and hazel will be teaching which is personal branding. My goal is to get all the bartenders to attend all classes. The party will go as follows: there will be a list of spirits. Each Bartender gets to choose one spirit and be the only bartender to do so. By choosing their spirit they are choosing to bartend for 30 minutes to showcase what they are capable of doing by crafting their favorite cocktail with that spirit. Bartender must bring lemon or lime juice and all sugar syrups. I will supply all listed liquor. Party will start at 4:30pm until 8:30pm”.


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