Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Every Bourbon Has a Story

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and my latest story in Beverage Media talks about the authenticity behind many of the leading brands and families that have proudly distilled America’s native spirit for centuries. The … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Minimalist Mixology

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Beverage Media. Simple can be better – in life and in cocktails. As someone who appreciates my spirits neat or with little … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Women Want: Whiskey

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Beverage Media. This is my favorite subject to write and speak about! Check out my previous posts here and here as well as the lovely … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Carbonation Nation

Originally published in the February 2013 issue of Beverage Media – It started in 2008 with Jim Romdall at Vessel in Seattle and has become a bona fide trend, well … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking a Shine to White Whiskey

Published in the November 2012 issue of Beverage Media, also online. Scenes from Ole Smoky, the first licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee Moonshine, at its roots, was … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bourbon’s New Frontier

Published in the September 2012 issue of Beverage Media – It’s hardly news that American whiskey is on fire. Fueled by supplier innovation and a broader consumer demographic thirsting for … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Secret Ingredients: Apéritifs & Digestifs

Published in the July 2012 issue of Beverage Media No longer obscure, vermouths, quinquinas and amaros become a bar menu wild card. The Amaris cocktail at Amor y Amago features … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gin It To Win It

Published in the May 2012 issue of Beverage Media  Renewed Interest in Gin Styles Both Old and New Invigorate the Category Perhaps more than any spirit, gin has enjoyed newfound attention … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Visit Your Local Wine & Spirits Store…

Small is Beautiful: What Small Shops lack in Size, They Make Up For in Service and Selectivity Published in the February 2012 issue of Beverage Media Americans are known for … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bar Tools: The bartender’s best friends behind the stick

Published in the December 2012 issue of Beverage Media – We asked the country’s busiest bartenders to give us their must-have bar tools—easy to use, sturdy enough to withstand the … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 2 Comments
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