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Spent Musket Oil Cologne by BKLYN Dry Goods

Jahn Hall and Kurt Uhlendorf of BKLYN Dry Goods are an odd pair: Hall is a tall, burly guy who’s never without a disarming grin and Uhlendorf is a slighter, shorter, thoughtful-looking guy. Their business, BKLYN Dry Goods, is an … Continue reading

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The Smoking Gun

Could this be the new way to make smoked cocktails? I learned about the Smoking Gun handheld smoker from a reader who commented yesterday. It’s compact, it takes AA batteries, and it blows cool smoke with a little fan and … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: The Oaxacan at Blueprint

Around September last year, I learned that Long Tan, a Park Slope, Brooklyn Thai restaurant and bar, was closing. I miss it because of its great bar specials, adequate and unfussy drinks, and because it was where my wife and … Continue reading

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Mezcal? You Mean the Stuff with the Worm?

When I discovered mezcal almost a year ago, it was a revelation. I liked good tequila, and I’d known for a good while that tequila could be so much more than the stuff you drank with lime and salt (or … Continue reading

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International Smokey Cocktails

Singapore has some really expensive bars. Reading Kara Newman’s piece for Reuters on where to drink in Singapore for the business traveler, I was intrigued by a bar called the Tippling Club. Apparently, a Singapore restaurateur got a celebrated Australian … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: The Laphroaig Project at Rickhouse

If the drinks at Rickhouse weren’t so damn good, the olde timey speakeasy theme park ambience and suspenders-and-mustaches bartenders might be pretty annoying. But this bar, near Union Square in San Francisco, has some superb cocktails. I’d read a mention … Continue reading

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First Smell: Burning Barbershop by D.S. & Durga

D.S. & Durga was one of the standout brands at last month’s fragrance trade show, Elements Showcase. It’s run by a couple who live and work in Brooklyn, and it started as a sort of craft project. “We started by … Continue reading

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Some Quick Thoughts on Smoke

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m on a smoke-flavor kick in cocktails. The smokey mezcal and aquavit Eleventh Hour cocktail at Clover Club and the Smoked Maple Collins at Applewood are new favorites, and I’ll be seeking out … Continue reading

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