The Modern’s Monkey 47 Table-Side Gibson

One of the best cocktails in the city, prepared at your table

New York City has no shortage of theatrical cocktail venues or bartenders with a penchant for performance. And, of course, there are so many signature drinks around the globe that come ablaze or garnished with their own garden for pure spectacle. That’s not what The Modern‘s Monkey 47 Gibson represents. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. With views of the Museum of Modern Art‘s garden, The Modern itself aims …

Nomadic Distillery Amass Launches its First Gin

An exploration of LA’s spirit scene has led to a delicious tipple

Unlike most spirit brands, Amass is taking a nomadic approach: opting to travel from city to city, working with preferred distillers on small-batches of premium spirits. The brand’s first release, a gin from Los Angeles, was crafted by Morgan McLachlan, co-founder of The Spirit Guild. McLachlan had a hand in every step of the gin’s production—from choosing its 29 botanicals (which include two different types of mushroom, …

Castle & Key’s Historic Kentucky Distillery

113 acres and 22 reclaimed buildings under the watch of a Master Distiller with a vision for the future of high-end spirits

For more than 40 years, 113 acres of land just outside of Frankfort, Kentucky—and the distillery thereupon, built by legendary distiller Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor—sat idle until the founders of Castle & Key tapped into its potential for two reasons. First, they had a vision of premium spirits crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Second, they recognized that the site—with 22 crumbling, vegetation-covered buildings—could return to its original mission …