Headquartered in Napa, California, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, LLC overlooks the familiar statue of a grape press that officially welcomes visitors to the celebrated wine-producing region of Napa Valley. The company’s corporate office hosts visiting customers and foodservice professionals.
With a vast network of foodservice distributors throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, The Perfect Purée continues to grow and enjoy status as the United States market share leader in frozen fruit purees. The company’s products are also available to home enthusiasts on their website, www.perfectpuree.com.Visit Website
Ferrand Dry Curacao is a French handcrafted orange liqueur created to revive the authentic taste of 19th century cocktails and cuisine. This take on a classic comes from Maison Ferrand owner and Ferrand Cognac Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel, in consultation with spirits historian David Wondrich. Ferrand Dry Curacao was awarded 97 points and a Chairman’s Trophy from Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A true staple in the 19th century, a spoonful of orange liqueur is a must-have in every modern-day kitchen and bar. Cheers to Ferrand Dry Curacao.Visit Website
Three spirits come together to give a balance of flavour like no other. Grain whiskey gives sweet flavours. Malt whiskey gives fruit flavours. And pot still whiskey gives spice flavours.
As the original triple blend Irish whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. celebrates the beauty of blend. We believe the blending of cultures, thoughts & ideas makes the world infinitely more interesting, creative and inclusive. Our work extols the virtues of blending, of breaking down barriers, of embracing and celebrating the beauty of us.
Shot by the acclaimed director Valentin Petit through Division Paris, the brand enlisted the help of up & coming MC artists and poets, asking them to express their own unique interpretation of the power of blend.Visit Website
ABOUT PROOF & WOOD VENTURES, INC.
At Proof & Wood Ventures, Inc., we invest in and develop spirits brands, and age our own spirits. Our core business is sourcing and bottling fine American whiskies, but we also import other high-quality spirits from around the world that were not available in the US previously. Founder Dave Schmier is delighted to be able to create both cocktail-friendly bottlings for value-focused bartenders and high-end collectors’ editions for connoisseurs.
Our name comes from the two things we control as a blender and finisher of fine spirits, and the two things that are incredibly important to any spirit’s flavor: the proof it’s bottled at, and the wood of the barrel we age it in.Visit Website
Lustau recovers the tradition of making vermouth with Sherry wine as a leading ingredient. Bodegas Lustau has carefully selected the wines and botanicals used to craft these vermouths. Recipes aimed at showing the essence and complexity of Sherry wines.
A keen outdoorsman, Curt Mast needed a bottle that would stand up to heavy-duty use. To find the perfect candidate, he dropped different shaped bottles onto his oak floor until one survived. From pragmatic to iconic: more than 80 years on his easily recognizable square-shouldered bottle is still a standout in bars and clubs around the world.Visit Website
We could lie and tell you that DE-NADA was born from a prophetic vision, received on a mountain in Jalisco, Mexico. But the truth is, our tequila was born from more humble beginnings. It was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
At Tulane University, we became fast friends during freshman year, bonding over entrepreneurial ambitions, a mission to give to the causes we cared about, and a serious love for tequila. We spent a lot of time draining bottles and debating their qualities: smoothness, color, flavor.
None of the brands we tried truly resonated until Danny came home with a glint in his eye, a curious bottle, and some pretty epic claims. He said he’d discovered the “perfect” tequila. He even called it “the one”.
Although it was expensive and out of a college freshmen’s budget, Adam agreed that it was the ultimate tequila. So smooth he tossed the lime and salt and forgot about those chasers. Then we had our lightbulb moment — a fresh and young tequila brand, made by Millennials for Millennials.
Because we couldn’t find anything like it, we thought we’d launch our own. Determined to meet the makers of that flawless tequila, we soon found ourselves in the Highlands of Jalisco, learning industry secrets from a family of 5th generation growers and distillers.
At the Vivanco estate, we knew we’d uncovered the best tequila in all of Mexico, and we couldn’t wait to share it. Bonding over some of the finest tequilas in the world, it became apparent that this esteemed family shared our values of quality, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.
Over a toast, the Vivanco’s agreed to produce DE-NADA, creating a proprietary blend that would shake up the market. DE-NADA was born from that epic journey. And we’re here to gift it to the world.
Grab your crew. Split a bottle. DE-NADA.Visit Website
We’ve been crafting our single malt since 1843, when farmer William Matheson and his wife Anne followed their dreams and founded the Glenmorangie Distillery. Our whisky makers have been dreaming up wondrous whiskies in the very same spot, ever since. For us, creativity takes a community. Designing delicious whiskies requires constant watch over our tall stills, and skills built up over generations. These men and women are deeply versed in our anything-is-possible style of whisky making. Truth be told, we couldn’t create Glenmorangie without them.Visit Website
The sea is everything! Inspired by the invigorating coastal air and the endless mysteries of the sea, HENDRICK’S Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie considered a bold possibility: expressing the glorious sensory delights of the sea, in a gin. And so began HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA.
HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA is a limited release that captures the magic of the sea, in a gin. Ms. Lesley Gracie's creation is as refreshing as her muse, the mighty waves that lash the Ayrshire coast. Infused with an exquisite blend of locally sourced coastal botanicals and with a remarkable crisp citrus finish.Visit Website
To be the trusted Brand of Choice, providing creative Beverage and Culinary flavor solutions that make our customers successful.
We have passion and commitment to quality and never compromise our standards.
We strive to exceed customer expectations, answering “Yes” whenever possible.
We facilitate professional and personal development, maintaining a safe work environment that rewards teamwork.
We encourage a sense of urgency but require careful thought and safety in everything we do.
We believe in being personally responsible and accountable to each other.
We are dedicated to environmental and social responsibility.
We have pride in our history but continually encourage innovation by all team members.
At Spirited Hive, we’ve been busily infusing and imbibing delicious honey-based cocktails. Artfully crafting the perfect flavors that complement our favorite spirits. Not a bad job right? We’ve become aficionados of what goes best with bourbon, tequila and vodka. A touch of ginger here, a squeeze of lime there, all with a dash of honey for added sweetness—each drink meeting the tastes of our nearest and dearest, our hive.
All-natural, ready-to-drink cocktails made for friends who are ready to drink. One buzzy sip at a time.Visit Website
Here’s a little known fact: JP Wiser’s is Canada’s oldest continuously produced whiskey, established in 1857. How about another nugget of info? It’s award-winning. I love this brand, not only because it’s founder, John Philip has the same initials as yours truly, but because it makes a delicious Canadian Old Fashioned. What’s that, you ask? It’s maple syrup, bitters, JP Wiser’s (try it with the triple barrel rye OR the 15 yr). Yum. Check out jpwisers.com and on instagram - @JPWisersWhiskeyVisit Website
At Paul John Whisky, the creation of pure liquid gold with rich aromas, exotic flavours and delectable spices is but an exquisite art. Years of research and study on distillation and the country’s whisky culture convinced Mr Paul P John that he could create a single malt that would present the innumerable hues of India, a single malt made in India not just for Indians to relish but for the whole world to experience- ‘The Great Indian Single Malt’.
Founded in 1996, today with sales of more than 15 million cases, John Distilleries is also the manufacturer of the world's sixth-largest whisky brand - Original Choice Whisky. Paul John, a single malt whisky from John Distilleries, has been gaining a reputation in the niche market. Its other major brands include Bangalore Malt, Black Pelican Fine Whisky, Mont Castle French Grape Brandy and Big Banyan Wines. Sazerac, the second-largest family-owned spirits company in the US, has taken a strategic investment in John Distilleries.
JONATHAN: We’re Trying Denizen Rum these days, delicious, right dad?
JEFFREY: Yes, but did you know that this is a rum brand whose very name is inspired by the Latin word Deintus meaning…
JONATHAN: “from within”, yes I actually knew that. And it is commonly used to describe free-spirited people who travel the world in search of new experiences. Kind of like you, Dad.
JEFFREY: And Denizen Rum does just that by sourcing and blending unique small batch rums from throughout the Caribbean to create richer, more distinctive rums layered in character and flavor.
JONATHAN: I love the tropical fruit notes in the rum, don’t you.
JEFFREY: Sure do, Jon.Visit Website
In this episode, we’re tasting Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum created by an unprecedented collaboration of seven ‘rum geeks’ – headed by Maison Ferrand owner and Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel along with spirits historian Dave Wondrich, Martin Cate of Smuggler’s Cove, Paul McFadyen of Trailer Happiness, Paul McGee of Lost Lake, Scotty Schuder of Dirty Dick and today’s special guest, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry of Latitude 29. O.F.T.D. was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy from Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Drinks International ranked Plantation #1 Top Trending Rum, #2 Bartenders’ Choice, #3 Best Selling Rum and #3 Best Rum in a Mai Tai. Cheers to O.F.T.D. and here we go with our show!Visit Website
Vincent Van Gogh took to the canvas with incredible passion and a bold, unafraid spirit. As the inspiration for our own creations, we strive to bring this same passion and creativity to The Art of Vodka. Through the skill and artistry of our third generation Master Distiller, Tim Vos, each of our 16 expressions is part of a carefully handcrafted masterpiece.Visit Website
Based in Klagenfurt, STROH Austria is one of the oldest producers of spirits in Austria, known by the STROH Original Inländer Rum, which everyone in Austria affectionately just calls STROH Rum.
1832, when Sebastian Stroh distilled his first schnapps in St. Paul in the Carinthian Lavant Valley, he laid the foundation for an Austrian story of success. For more than 185 years now, the spirits from STROH have been convincing with their authentic and aromatic taste. Today, STROH Inländer Rum is a spirits specialty that has found its permanent place in kitchens and bars in more than 40 countries around the world. The export share in 2019 is 75 percent, with most of it being shipped to Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Benelux countries and travel retail.
Harold Burstein, managing director of STROH Austria: “STROH is an all-rounder. We have found a home in many places, from Christmas markets to international award winning cuisine as well as from skiing huts in the mountains to trendy bars, for example, in Cape Town. In Austria, the familiarity with STROH is certainly an emotional story. It combines STROH with the memory of the pleasant scent and the delicious taste of pastries and biscuits from our childhood. For generations, STROH signifies baking tradition and the art of confectioners, which made the Austrian pastry cuisine - along with the coffee house culture - internationally popular. We are proud of that.”
STROH Inländer Rum owes its fame not only to its unmistakable aroma, but also to the historic bottle with the orange label. The typical curved hip flask comes from the American Prohibition period, when it was important to be able to easily hide the delicious good on the body and transport it unnoticed. Today, the STROH bottle is a design icon in the world of spirits, whose design dates back to the relaunch in 2004 and has since gained international attention. The consistent bottle design has undoubtedly contributed to the high brand awareness in Austria and abroad. Many tourists take STROH Rum with them as a popular Austrian souvenir to also experience “The Spirit of Austria“ at home.
There is grave inequity for farmers within the coffee industry with a vast number of them living in poverty. With so many middlemen in the traditional supply chain, the farmers who work the hardest, don’t reap their fair share of the profits.
At Unleashed Coffee, we do things differently. Our company was founded by a farmer, and we only buy our coffees from farmers we have built relationships with. We connect our customers to the farmers through our coffee club community and provide premium coffee subscriptions that reveal the chocolate, nutty, and sweet flavor notes of the growing regions while making a difference in the lives of the farmers. If fairness in coffee trade is important to you, there is not a purer way to connect farmers to consumers!Visit Website
Loa are divine spirits in the Vodou faith tradition, but it is spirit of space and spirits in the glass that make loa the destination watering hole for New Orleans’ more creative artists, entrepreneurs and hotel guests alike. On any given evening, the lush room sparkles with style, gracious service and a full measure of the conviviality for which this city is known.
This downtown New Orleans bar is led by internationally recognized bartender Abigail Gullo, who has proven that “mixology” combines art, craft, and science. Cocktails at loa go beyond the surface. An amazing seasonal bounty year-round and wonderful traditions advance the bar program to new heights. Gullo celebrates each individual layer influencing this port city. “I look to the Caribbean, Spain, France, Italy, Cuba, and Africa as sources of inspiration with ideas and ingredients to better serve loa,” she says. Adding a layer of history at the bar, the inventive concoctions are served in delicate vintage glassware that links to the city’s colorful past with each sip; an extravagant taste of this place, New Orleans.
Likewise, spirit is evident in every detail of LM Pagano’s design: In the flickering glow of candlelight which "softens not only the features but the defenses." In the ruined finery and sophisticated bohemia of her fabrics. In the exotic mix of European romance, Caribbean ways and African influences. And in the enchanting ceiling-scape hand crafted by Armenian-born lighting-meister Peter Manukyan in his studio.
Central to our vision is a celebration of the ritual, romance, passion and Nature’s gifts found here. Inspired muses. Rebels with a cause. “Zebras of the same stripe.” Artisan wine makers.
Small batch distillers. Craft brewmasters. Boutique growers. Uncommon purveyors of exceptional ingredients. Even gifted furniture makers. We love simple products made exceptionally well by passionate people who care way more than normal people do.
Add the quote by William Faulkner which graces each go-cup at loa and you have a joyful haven stoked nightly by Walter with great care. It reads, “Civilization begins with distillation.”Visit Website