Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

The Wide World of Whisky

Earlier this year, Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique from Taiwan was named the best single-malt whisky on earth at the World Whiskies Awards. In his 2015 edition of the Whisky Bible, … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

Home Bar Essentials

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. My home bar always sparks conversation among friends. Having spent my entire adult life in the beverage business, I’ve acquired all … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

The Big Apple

Originally published in the Fall 2014 issue of Boston Common Magazine. View full article or read below full text:There are few things more American than the apple, a fruit made famous … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Best of the Northshore 2014 – Bars & Drinks

The annual Best of the Northshore is a gorgeous issue packed full of everything you need to know about living, working, shopping and eating North of Boston. I was part … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Barrel-Aged Cocktails

Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Northshore Magazine. A look at barrel-aged cocktails from the Blue Ox in Lynn, one of the true gems of the North Shore cocktail … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hot Stuff

Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Northshore Magazine. I live within a mile of Five Corners Kitchen so happily keep a bar stool warm with frequent visits for Chef Barry’s … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fire Brands

Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Boston Common magazine. I love bourbon. Even more so, I love the stories behind the brands. Having worked with many distillers over … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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
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