Tag Archive: rum

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Save the Date: Whisky, Wine & Swine; Whisky Extravaganza, Wine Riot & Cochon 555 May 31-June 2

  The three day weekend of fun at City Market Social House in Downtown Los Angeles kicks off with Whisky Extravaganza on May 31 then Wine Riot takes over on Saturday, June 1… Continue reading

Mid-City: Fish & Chips at Village Idiot and Blind Whisky Tasting with Southern California Whiskey Club and Scotch Malt Whisky Society

  The Village Idiot is the original gastropub in Los Angeles. I’m glad to see it has survived through the years and recently I went in to check out a blind tasting of… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Worthy Park Jamaican Rum

  Let’s go traveling with The Minty’s Spirits Weeks! I hear it’s really nice in Jamaica! Plus … they have rum. I’ve become interested in rum lately and in particular, Jamaican rum. I’ve… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to Dr. Fern’s, COA, Honi Honi Tiki Bar and Bar De Luxe

  After I popped into PDT, I made my way downstairs to Dr. Fern’s, a gin bar at the Landmark hotel. I had spotted it earlier in the day when I left the… Continue reading

Learning about Haitian Rum: Clairin

For my last post for this week’s Spirits Week, I’m going to focus on clairin, which is Haitian rum in the simplest terms. This spirit of Haiti has not been previously exported to… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: Introduction

  I’ve done a lot of things in my years writing about food and drinks but up until last summer, I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon known as “bottle shares.” I had heard… Continue reading

In Rum VS Whiskey: Foursquare and The Real McCoy Rums are Winners

After my last Spirits Week on The Minty, I had many requests to talk about rum. So for the first post of the latest Spirits Week, I bring you RUM. Recently 213 Hospitality… Continue reading

DTLA: Greenbar Distillery, LA’s First Distillery After Prohibition

  I’ve been to Greenbar Distillery a number of times through the years. It’s always fun to visit LA’s first distillery after Prohibition. They first set up shop in Monrovia and then moved… Continue reading

The Minty Mixes: Rainbow Sherbet Punch

  A couple of weeks ago, I made a punch for a kids’ party. I channeled my childhood and decided on rainbow sherbet punch. This was a fixture at every party and I… Continue reading