Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Published Articles

I write primarily about libations, but also cover food and travel for both local and national magazines. Here are some of my published clips:

Boston Common Magazine

Spring Fling Late Spring 2015

Act One: The Bar Spring 2015

Big Apple Fall 2014

Cheers to Cognac Winter 2013

Collector’s Edition Late Fall 2013

Fire Brands – Bourbon Late Fall 2013

Molecular Mixology Fall 2013

Where to Shop & Sip Fall 2013

From Garden to Glass Summer 2013

Top Taps – Gastropubs Summer 2013

Orange Wines May/June 2013

Tequila & Mezcal May/June 2013

Sip and Score Spring 2013

Mocho Loco – Chef Paul Walhberg Winter 2013

Lobby Libations October/November 2012

Scotch Showdown October/November 2012

The Art of the Aperitif Fall 2012

Cheers with Holly Safford Fall 2012

Cocktails with a View Summer 2012

Stoli Doli Summer 2012

Fire on Ice May/June 2012

Bars with Buzz March/April 2012

Jumpin’ Genever page 1 and page 2 March/April 2012

Taking it Down a Notch March/April 2012

Cozy Up to Winter:Fireside Sips December/January 2011.2012

A Yen for Whisky  December/January 2011.2012

Cheers: Staying Warm with Janet Wu December/January 2011.2012

Burn After Reading, 10 Best Places for Whiskey Cocktails October/November 2011

Cheers: Dark and Stormy with Gregg Daniels  October/November 2011

Mai Tai, Your Tai Summer 2011

Northshore Magazine 

On the Dark Side March 2016

The Sound of Music March 2016

Bring on the Bubbles Jan/Feb 2016

Butter Up December 2015

Cognac Makes a Comeback November 2015

Marblehead Town Feature November 2015

Bar Stars: North Shore Top Bartenders November 2015

The Wide World of Whisky October 2015

Branch to Bottle September 2015

Summer of Sangria July 2015

Hide & Seek May/June 2015

Leap of Faith April 2015

Home Bar Essentials March 2015

Sense & Sessionability November 2014

Squash Sips September 2014

Best of Northshore August 2014

Summer Squeeze July 2014

Pass the Salt May 2014

Berry, Berry Good Mar/April 2014

Spiced Zen Dec 2013

Barrel-Aged Cocktails Nov 2013

Flavors of Fall Sept/Oct 2013

Drink German Wine Sept/Oct 2013

Deep Freeze August 2013

Punch It Up July 2013

Can You Dig It? May/June 2013

Drink and Ye Shall Find… May/June 2013

State of Infusion March/April 2013

At-Home Oenophile March/April 2013

Where’s the Beef?  November 2012

Pied Piper Sept/Oct 2012

Ice Cream Juy 2012

Calming Spirit August 2012

Drink Like a Sailor July 2012

Easy, Breezy Eastham July 2012

Ole! Mexican Food Finds on the Northshore May/June 2012

The Rudder’s Ruby Red Martini May/June 2012

A Brine Idea March/April 2012

Pie Piper January/February 2012

Now Serving Brunch December 2011

Autumn’s Dawn, Salem’s Green Land Cafe October/November 2011

Maine Attraction: Kennebunkport August/September 2011

Where to Eat

Go West – Worcester Cocktail Bars Where to Drink 2012

The Local Watering Hole: Hotel Bars Spring/Summer 2011

Beverage Media

Cognac’s Grape Expectations April 2014

In Good Taste October 2013

Every Bourbon Has a Story September 2013

Bottle Basics: Cognac vs. Brandy August 2013

Ice Capades August 2013

What Women Want: Whiskey April 2013

Minimalist Mixology April 2013

Carbonation Nation February 2013

Taking a Shine to White Whiskey November 2012

Bourbon’s New Frontier September 2012

Aperitifs & Digestifs July 2012

Gin It to Win It May 2012

Small is Beautiful February 2012

Bar Tools: The bartender’s best friend behind the stick December 2011

Inside the Brandy Bunch: Rediscovering a Complex Category November 2011

Back to School Spirits 101 November 2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

The State of Whisk(e)y in Massachusetts March 2012

Raising the Bar on Winter Warmers January 2012

Tapping in to Beer Cocktails June 2011

Trends Taking Off May 2011

Nightclub & Bar

Amped up Blender Drinks June 2012

Rum’s New Directions April 2012

Drink Menu Dynamics December 2011

Making Brandy a Star  October 2011

American Women, American Whiskey  September 2011


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