Cocktails in the Country: Testimonials

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 · CitC

Testimonials from the Alumni!

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“Cocktails in the Country became a de facto rite of passage for all serious drinks folk back in the day. I had fun, learned stuff and made friends… angus winchesterWho could ask for more. Am deeply excited to see its return. ” Angus Winchester




“[Cocktails in the Country] an incredibly fertile way to learn, and a whole lot of fun in the process.  Gaz has a grass-roots approach to mixology audrey saundersthat is both insightful and empowering at the same time. Can I take it again?” Audrey Saunders



“Cocktails in the Country was one of my first education experiences in the cocktail community and to this day one of the most impactful.  David KaplanCocktails in the Country was fun, inspirational and gave me a different perspective on cocktails and the cocktail community that we all play and work in.”  David Kaplan



“Cocktails in Country  was engaging, educational and without out doubt fun! I left there inspired  and with an even deeper appreciation for our Elayne Duffindustry, the folks within it and our common goal in educating people to drink better! Best of all you get to hang with Gaz for the weekend, it doesn’t get much better than that!!” Elayne Duff



“Cocktails in the Country is the single most influential and essential course on drink we ever took.  We learned more in a weekend with Gary Jared Brown and Anistatia MillerRegan on the fundamentals of service than from a dozen other seminars put together.” Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller



“My two visits to cocktails in the country in 2005 and 2007 not only forged friendships I’ll cherish for the rest of my life, it cemented the process Jim MeehanI use to develop new cocktails.” Jim Meehan, PDT




“Gaz Regan’s Cocktails in the Country was hands-down the most enriching seminar on our craft I have ever been a part of.  Immersive and Joel Lee Kulphands-on, surrounded by bartenders of all walks of experience, with the enlightened instruction Gaz at the helm.  I certainly hope some of my staff is lucky enough to be able to attend an upcoming session of the re-booted course!!” Joel Lee Kulp



“Cocktails in the Country was one of the best experiences of my career. I attended as a very new bartender and I had an opportunity to connect Lynnette Marreroand learn not only from the wise Gary Regan but also from the group that came together.  The stories and anecdotes help develop the skills every bartender needs; to be a well-rounded entertainer at the bar, to anticipate guests needs, and then to share your liquid art.”  Lynnette Marrero


“Cocktails in the Country was the first glimpse many of us had into what has become a strong, dynamic global community.  I can’t overstate how Neyah Whitepowerful that is.  Aside from being just plain fun, watching firsthand the way other professionals workshop drink creation was inspirational.  The people I met that week are still some of my best friends in the industry.” Neyah White



“Cocktails in the Country, is one of those experiences that you never forget. While it has been several years since I attended, I still view it as oneRobert Hess of the best ways to have an entertaining as well as educational immersion into cocktails and bartending. I’m thrilled to hear that he is starting them back up again.” Robert Hess

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