For this week’s nightcap we sat down with Han Shan, a self-proclaimed whiskey nerd, and the U.S. Ambassador for Hudson Whiskey. Prior to winning “Making the Cut,” Hudson’s campaign for finding their Ambassador, Han traveled the world as an environmental and human rights campaigner, as well as a punk band front man, an occasional film and video producer, painter, photographer, storyteller and bon vivant. Kick back and enjoy the story behind the first whiskey distillery in New York State since prohibition.
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.
The key to a great St. Patrick’s Day is to find a great, traditional Irish pub that isn’t just a SantaCon mosh pit dressed in green. Unless green beer and ankle-deep vomit is your thing, of course, and if that’s the case, just follow the teeming hordes of unwashed staggering masses to the next fetid, stinking swill hole. But when you want to enjoy a couple of pints, some Irish cheer, and perhaps a kiss from that cute lad or lassie, you should head to one of the area’s many great Irish pubs. A pint of Guinness and a bowl of stew? A plate of corned beef and cabbage, some bagpipes, and a whiskey? Faith and begorrah, it sounds like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to us! Check out the top trending Irish pubs near you today!
Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t make up your mind between a pint, a cocktail, or the straight hard stuff, and where to find them? Fear not, because NightOwl Influencer, It’s Just The Booze Dancing has got you covered. They’re the collaborative team passionately covering the best of the best in craft beer, whiskey, cocktails, and more. Check out their “Great Bars” taglists covering the West and East Coasts for their favorite spots.
If you’re looking to learn a little about whiskey, there’s no better place to start than at the knee of Todd Richman, National Whiskey Educator for the entire whiskey portfolio at Diageo, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Talisker, Lagavulin, and J&B, to name just a few. A renowned whiskey expert, Todd is the kind of guy you want to be stuck on a desert island with, provided he’s bringing the whiskey. If you’re like “less talky, more drinky,” then just jump ahead to Todd’s list of the best whiskey bars in your city.
This week we share a nightcap with a whiskey educator who is responsible for the trade education and advocacy for the entire whiskey portfolio at Diageo (Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Talisker, Lagavulin, J&B to name just a few!). Impressive? We’re drooling right now! A cocktail enthusiast and whiskey advocate – Todd is the kind of guy you want to be stuck on a desert island with, provided he’s bringing the whiskey. So pour yourself three fingers of your favorite brown spirit and belly up as we meet Todd Richman.
Pour yourself a stiff drink and hit “play” as we share a video nightcap with world-leading spirit expert and author, Heather Greene, as she shares the top five questions she’s most often asked when it comes to drinking whiskey.
If you lust after handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys, follow the footsteps of one of NightOwl’s top Influencers – whiskey connoisseur Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distillery, as he shares his favorite whiskey spots.
“These bars have some of my favorite whiskey selections, curated flights, and knowledgeable bartenders in NYC. Check them out for yourself and come grab a drink with us at Kings County Distillery anytime.” – Colin
“Ride your bike, hike in the woods, finish your day with an amazing cocktail at any of the bars below. They’ll also pour you an excellent whiskey, neat, should you just want to go simple” – Heather Greene.
Bit House Saloon: 727 SE Grand Ave (SE Morrison St), Portland, OR