Tag Archive: brandy

Whiskey and Barrel Nite Returns to the Majestic in Downtown Los Angeles, Thursday, October 20

Coming next Thursday, October 20, Whiskey and Barrel Nite returns to the Majestic in downtown Los Angeles from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (VIP starts at 6 p.m.). VIP ($179) starts at 6 p.m.… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Metropole, Rough Waters, French Manhattan Cocktail Family

One of my favorite cocktails is a Manhattan. I love playing with different variations by switching out the vermouth or perhaps adding amaro. And occasionally I’ll switch out the spirit, usually for rum.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Ciroc Brandy

  Ciroc launched their first brandy about a year ago. I attended a tasting at Delilah in West Hollywood recently. You may be of course familiar with Ciroc as they’re a well-known vodka… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Copper and Kings American Brandy Company

For today’s Spirits Week post, I wanted to focus on brandy, particularly American brandy.¬†Copper & Kings has been making a name for themselves in the American brandy world. Copper & Kings has a… Continue reading

DTLA: Cognac Crawl at Redbird, Bar Clacson, The Varnish, Otium and Broken Shaker Recap

  In late September, I saw something interesting called the Cognac Classic Crawl. I like bar crawls and I like brandy. However, I was heading out to Hong Kong so I forgot about… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: Experimentation and Exploration

  Over the holidays I went to a party that explicitly banned us bringing alcohol. We were to drink the hosts’ stash and that was it. So rather bringing sand to a beach,… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: What’s the Deal with the Private Events

  In my introduction to bottle share nights, I mentioned the massive bottle share events… these are private events that are more than just a bunch of friends sharing their favorite bottles outside… Continue reading

Tasting Spanish Brandy and Pisco; Torres 15 and El Gobernador

  Spirits Week continues at The Minty with Torres 15 Spanish Brandy and El Gobernador Pisco. I recently tasted these twoat a launch party at Spare Room. Austin bartender Justin Lavenue was in… Continue reading

Armenia Adventures: Making Brandy with Ararat

  In late September, I traveled to Armenia. I was immersed in a rich history and culture for about a week. We flew from Los Angeles to Yerevan, Armenia. We had a stop… Continue reading

New Summer Drinks at Roger Room

  Welcome to summer! Roger Room launched a new summer drinks menu earlier this summer. And the most quaffable tipple has to be the Almost True. It’s a long drink on crushed ice.… Continue reading