Rum connoisseur interview of the week: STEVE LEUKANACH Traveler, connoisseur, and lover of fine spirits, collector, imbiber and enthusiastic rum lover
May18

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: STEVE LEUKANACH Traveler, connoisseur, and lover of fine spirits, collector, imbiber and enthusiastic rum lover

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: STEVE LEUKANACH Traveler, connoisseur, and lover of fine spirits, collector, imbiber and enthusiastic rum lover 1) Who is Steve Leukanach? A retired photographer with a love of fine spirits. Suffers from a financially debilitating buying disorder that causes him to purchase delicious, new and exotic spirits in excessive quantities and then share with friends. Known to travel to distilleries in...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: DAVE CLASSICK Jr & Sr  Owners and distillers at Essential Spirits, makers of Sgt Classick Rums.
May11

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: DAVE CLASSICK Jr & Sr Owners and distillers at Essential Spirits, makers of Sgt Classick Rums.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: DAVE CLASSICK Jr & Sr Owners and distillers at Essential Spirits, makers of Sgt Classick Rums.   1) Who are the “Dave’s”-a.k.a. Essential Spirits? “The Daves” refers to the father and son distilling team of Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries, based in Mountain View, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. 20 years ago (when only 6 micro distilleries existed in the entire...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week:    ALEXANDRE GABRIEL  Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France  and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados
May04

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE GABRIEL Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE GABRIEL Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France  and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados   1) Who is Alexandre GABRIEL? I am the owner and Master Blender of MAISON FERRAND in France and WEST INDIES RUM in Barbados. I am trained as a Master Blender in Cognac and have been running the venerable Maison Ferrand for 28 years. 2) What made you fall in love with rum and...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week:  JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY  Auther, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29
Apr27

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY Auther, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY Author, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29   1) Who is Jeff “BEACHBUM” Berry? Beginning in 1994, I published a series of books about the long-lost recipes of the American tiki drink’s golden age, which lasted from the Depression to the Disco era.  Many of these recipes were closely guarded trade secrets...

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Rum connoisseur Interview of the Week:  ANDREW BOHRER  Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest
Apr20

Rum connoisseur Interview of the Week: ANDREW BOHRER Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ANDREW BOHRER Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest   1) Who is Andrew Bohrer? Andrew Bohrer dipsographs in a surly fashion at andrewbohrer.com, various drinky periodicals like Bar Magazine, PUNCH or Seattle Met and recently authored The Best Shots You’ve Never Tried: 100+ Intoxicating Oddities You’ll Actually Want to Put Down, a book that he did not...

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