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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

HOOD RIVER, Ore (January 16, 2018)– The United States Bartenders’ Guild today announced a national cocktail contest, sponsored by Lucid Absinthe Supérieure, to find the next Cocktail Classique Champion.

Open to any working mixologist across the country, the contest seeks to find the talent behind the most creative cocktails using Lucid Absinthe.  The winning mixologist will be awarded a trip to the Combier Distillery in the Loire Valley, France, where Lucid Absinthe is made according to traditional French methods.

Once a core ingredient in most classic cocktails, absinthe was banned in the United States for 95 years. Following efforts by research scientist turned distiller T.A. Breaux, the ban was repealed in 2007, and Lucid Absinthe Supérieure became the first authentic absinthe to be legally sold in the US.

“It’s been more than 10 years since the repeal of the ban, yet many mixologists are still exploring the best ways to use absinthe beyond a rinse,” said Keri Meuret, Brand Manager, Lucid Absinthe.  “We’re thrilled to partner with the USBG to educate their members and the US mixology community as a whole about authentic absinthes and to encourage them to experiment and find innovative ways to accent the botanicals at the core of this wildly versatile spirit.”

Interested applicants should create a unique recipe using at least ½ ounce of Lucid Absinthe and submit the recipe to Entries will be accepted January 15 through February 23 at 11:59pm PDT. The field of entries will be evaluated by a panel of USBG experts.

Cocktails will be judged on appearance, aroma, creativity, taste and ability to enhance, not overwhelm, the botanicals used in Lucid.

Ten semi-finalists will be selected in each of five regions (Western, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast) and compete in a live shake-off in each of the regions to be held in March – July, with specific dates to be announced. The winner of each semi-final will be invited to compete in the Cocktail Classique Finals in New Orleans in August.

Additional information is available on Lucid’s Facebook page, the Lucid Website and the USBG website.

Samples and hi-res images are available. Contact Laura Peet, PeetCom Inc.;

(917) 860-6285.

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Two Legendary Bastards from St. Louis

Sunday, May 14th, 2017


Two Legendary Bastards from St. Louis,

Ted Kilgore and Matt Seiter by Name

have talked me into flying to St. Louis for what they assure me is a good cause, and they’ve promised me a good time, too. We’ll see how big their Bastard status if after it’s all over . . .

Anyway, if you’re going to be anywhere near St. Louis, MO, on June 10, this might be a good way to kill some time.




Here are the details:

The Ideal Cocktail Party, celebrating the 100th anniversary of “The Ideal Bartender” book by St. Louis’s own Tom Bullock.

June 10th, 6 pm till 10 pm at Planter’s House $65 Sponsored by William Grant & Sons

Featuring Book author, Celebrity Bartender, gaz regan, 18 new cocktails from 9 St. Louis cocktail bars, and the local St. Louis Bartenders Guild. Planter’s House food, live music featuring Miss Jubilee and Steve Ewing. Partial proceeds will go to St. Louis Metro Market.

The line up of spirits used for cocktails includes:  Hendricks Gin, Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequilia, Balvinie Scotch, Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Hudson Whiskey, Flor de Cana Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, and more.

Participating bars:  Planter’s House, BC’s Kitchen, Frazer’s, Taste, Randolfi’s, Retreat, Mission, The Preston, Eclipse and the St.Louis Bartenders Guild.

Date and Time: Sat, June 10, 2017; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Location: Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

Click HERE to purchase tickets

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Sept. 7, 2016) It’s the best time of the year for whiskey fans, as Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its 2016 Antique Collection. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect:

George T. Stagg

The powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, George T. Stagg weighs in at a hefty 144.1 proof this year.  Past releases of this uncut and unfiltered bourbon won many top awards, including twice named the number one spirit in the world by F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Journal. This year’s release contains bourbon from barrels filled in the spring of 2001. This batch contained 142 barrels, but not as many bottles as expected, due to some very greedy angels!  Storage location of these barrels varied across warehouses M, N, H, L and K.  Finding a bottle this fall will be difficult due to the low yield.  This whiskey tastes of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

William Larue Weller

The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon is William Larue Weller. Previous editions of this wheater have won many accolades, including the “Bourbon of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016 edition. The 2016 offering was distilled in the spring of 2003 and aged on the third and sixth floors of Warehouses D, K, and L.  This bourbon registers in at 135.4 proof – one of the stronger Weller releases.  The bold flavors include plum, figs and vanilla.

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye

Thomas H. Handy is the uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey. The 2015 edition was named “Best American Rye Whiskey” at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards.  This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2010; aged on the fourth, fifth and seventh floors of Warehouses I, K, and M, and weighs in at 126.2 proof.  The flavor has been described as toffee and cinnamon.

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Silver Outstanding Medal at the 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition. The 2016 edition has been aging on the first, second and third floors of Warehouses H and K.  This 90 proof bourbon was aged for seventeen years and tastes of leather, vanilla, tobacco and toffee.

Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

Last year Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was named the Best Rye Whiskey 11 Years and Older by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016 edition.  This 2016 straight rye whiskey release has notable flavors of smoke, clove and all-spice with a dry finish.  The barrels for this whiskey were filled in April of 1998, making them the first “new” batch in years not drawn from the stainless steel tank as the previous past few editions have been.  From this year onward, this whiskey will be drawn directly from barrels put away for 18 years, versus using any tanked whiskey.

The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000 these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from such notable publications as Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

The 2016 Antique Collection whiskeys will be available in limited quantities starting in late September or early October.  Suggested retail price is $90 each.  For more information visit

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Bartender Bulletin: Washington DC Opportunity

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Washington DC Opportunity

U Street area cocktail bar seeks an experienced bartender to join our team. The position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a great staff.

Qualified candidates should:

• have 4+ years bartending experience with a focus on craft cocktails
• be experienced in a high volume bar, lounge environment
• possess knowledge of cocktails, be reliable and possess excellent hospitality
• have a flexible schedule

To be considered, please send your resume in Word or PDF format to

Please note that only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

For information on Gaz Regan’s Bartenders’ Bulletin

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Singapore Opportunity in Gaz Regan’s Bartenders’ Bulletin

Friday, July 15th, 2016

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Singapore Opportunity

Head Bartender Opportunity 

The past few years have witnessed staggering growth in the craft cocktail and spirits industry in Asia. From Singapore to Seoul and points between, there has been a genuine embrace of the industry we love. If you’ve been contemplating joining the eastward migration, this may be your opportunity. The team behind Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street, one of the bars that’s helped carry that torch, is set to embark on exciting new projects and we need some more true believers to join our family.

The Details

Who We Are: Crafty, the bars division of Proof & Company. We look after 28 HongKong Street, the soon to launch Crackerjack, and our new retail and education salon, The Proof Flat.

What We Do: Our mission is to create venues of true credibility based on an authentic commitment to intrinsic quality. We want our work to be respected by the people whose work we respect.

Who We Seek: Women and men who are on the path to being the complete bartender, possessing remarkable skills, commitment, and a fervour to strive for excellence on all fronts, who also have the emotional and intellectual maturity to teach, mentor, and generally put their team before themselves.

Extra Credit: Work experience at a seriously respected bar. A university or culinary academy degree.

What We Offer: Great compensation and benefits, including health insurance, international travel, work visa, and relocation assistance. And we embrace diversity on our team like few others.

How We Run Ops: One of the great things about working with us that we have systems in place that make your life as a bartender easier. We want you bartending and devoting yourself to quality drinks, service, and mentoring. You just show up, motivate your team, exude love, and bartend your ass off. We take care of the rest.

Intrigued? Drop us a line with your CV to and some words introducing yourself and why you are interested in working with us.

Going to Be at Tales? A bunch of us will be there. Jump on this and maybe we can meet over a drink and discuss your next adventure.


For information on Gaz Regan’s Bartenders’ Bulletin

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Gaz Regan’s Bartenders’ Bulletin: Hong Kong Opportunity

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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Hong Kong Opportunity

Skye will be a rooftop escape that showcases modern art, music and design – all bound together in celebration of an urban waterfront. The venue is set to open in September 2016. We are looking for a Bar Manager to put their stamp on what will be a landmark Hong Kong destination.

Your responsibilities:
•    Being the face of Skye, the person guests will come to see.
•    Hosting guests and creating a lively atmosphere
•    Ensuring consistent quality of beverage
•    Training and mentoring bar & floor staff
•    Develop and maintain a culture of exceptional customer service
•    Rostering and managing the bar team
•    Procurement and supplier relations
•    End of day closing, cash reconciliation and AGM responsibilities
•    Acting as an industry ambassador, spreading the good word of Skye
•    Beverage selection & cocktail list rotation

Want to know more?

Interested in applying?

Please send your CV to

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Gaz Regan’s New Bartenders’ Bulletin

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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I’m sorry to say that I’m discontinuing the Cocktailian Gazette as of the end of July, 2016.

The Cocktailian Gazette is (was) the Tuesday newsletter full of classified ads that have helped place bartenders in top-notch joints all over the world over the past few years.

If you still would like to reach out to my Global Bartender Database, here’s what I can offer:

Gaz Regan’s Bartenders’ Bulletin will be a blog post that goes to all 3 of my facebook pages, and to all of our Twitter followers (approximately 35K pairs of eyeballs)

This new feature will not go out via email.

Each Bulletin Will Contain ONLY your ad.

Each ad posted in the Bartenders’ Bulletin will hit my 3 (three) Facebook pages and my Twitter account three times over the course of 7 to 10 days.

You will also get a url for the Blog Post so you can forward links to your ad to everyone in your own database

Price: Fifty Bucks. US Money per 100 Words

Fifty Bucks More if you Want a Logo in there.


Please write to for more details.

with lotsa love from gaz regan sig

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