For this week’s nightcap interview we threw on our best Hawaiian shirt and caught up with Martin Cate. Martin is a rum and exotic cocktail expert, and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco – which features the largest rum collection in the United States. With too many awards to list (“Top 50 bars in the world” by Drinks International is just one), new projects under his belt, and a book to boot – Martin is the man for a chat on rum. Don your best as we sip and talk tiki with Martin.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with musician Dylan Pratt, whose new single “Traveling Act” is available everywhere. His path to music was inspired by his musician father and a “cool friend who loved Led Zeppelin.” After quitting baseball, he picked up an acoustic guitar and never turned back. Grab a cold one as we chat with Dylan and discuss his journey.
For this week’s nightcap interview we sat down with Vince Oleson, the Head Distiller of Widow Jane Whiskey. As great whiskey distillers throughout the world – from Kentucky to Scotland – have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Heirloom Whiskey, distilled in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, is all about. Widow Jane Whiskey is a true New York City whiskey, evocative of both the rock that created the foundation for this city of skyscrapers and the forward looking, DIY spirit that has made Brooklyn the center of an artisanal food & beverage movement.
For this week’s nightcap we headed down to ATX and grabbed a cocktail with Justin Lavenue and Dennis Gobis. They’re the owners behind the award winning cocktail bar and music venue The Roosevelt Room in Austin’s historic warehouse district. Saddle up to the bar and join us for a drink as we sip and chat with this dynamic duo.
For this week’s Nightcap interview we met up with Vance Henderson, the U.S. Brand Ambassador for Drambuie – the sweet, golden colored 40% ABV liqueur. Vance is a gifted bartender and has held various positions over the past 14 years in the world of cocktails. Find out more about this often misunderstood liqueur, which means “the drink that satisfies” in Gaelic, as we chat with Vance.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, who’s been called the bastard disciple of Kurt Cobain and James Taylor, which he’s totally cool with. Ruston has logged countless miles on the road sharing the stage with The Lumineers, Robert Earl Keen, and Shakey Graves, in addition to performing at festivals including Stagecoach, Bonnaroo and Wakarusa. If you haven’t heard his latest single “Black Magic,” add it to a playlist immediately. Grab a pint as we chew the fat with Ruston.
We headed down to The Up & Up in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for a chat with Ray DeLaney, their bar captain, for this week’s nightcap interview. The Up & Up is a craft cocktail destination where hospitality is paramount, and which once was the Gaslight Cafe, the birthplace of the Beat Generation. We’re sipping on one of their originals, the “Zuzu’s Petals” – so grab your favorite, and join us.
For this week’s nightcap we caught up with Sebastien Derbomez, the U.S. Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder Whisky. Sebastien’s career has taken him from London to Australia, and now the U.S. When Seb is not making cocktails or travelling the world to discover new cultures, he can be found out and about in New York looking for the closest pool table. Pull up a stool, and pour yourself a dram of your favorite as we chat with Seb.
For this week’s nightcap, we’ll take you to Suffolk Arms in New York’s Lower East Side for a chat with their mixologist, Nick Wright. Suffolk Arms is a modern cocktail pub by third-generation bartender Giuseppe González, whose hospitality-driven approach to mixology has taken center stage. They argue that drinks are now better made than at any point in cocktail history, with drinks devised by today’s pioneering craft bartenders who inspire them, like Julie Reiner, Gaz Regan and Audrey Saunders. They also feature omakase-style cocktails that are customized based on your spirit and flavor preferences. Grab your favorite cocktail as we sit and chat with Nick.
For this week’s nightcap interview we stopped by Noorman’s Kil in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to chat with one of the owners, Marcel Simoneau. With a selection of over 400 whiskies, Noorman’s Kil features one of the most impressive collections in New York. Pour yourself a dram and pull up a barstool as we chat with Marcel.