gaz regan, the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan, works six shifts at The Dead Rabbit in New York City. Every year.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Inducted: 2004
Mindful Bartending: New York Times
SPIRITED AWARDS AT TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
2008: Best Cocktail Writer
2012: Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
2013: Best Cocktail Writing
gaz also wrote The Cocktailian, a regular column, for The San Francisco Chronicle from 2001 through 2014. His work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in the USA, and he has been published in magazines in the U.K., Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, and Switzerland.
gaz publishes three free e-mail newsletters. On Mondays readers see Bar Banter, on Tuesdays, gaz’s Cocktailian Gazette brings classified ads to Bartenders all over the world, and every Thursday, gaz publishes the Bar Back, a newsletter that looks back at related news over the past 7 days. The newsletters reach over 50k bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts all over the world.
gaz’s first book, The Bartender’s Bible, was published in 1991, and between 1995 and 1998, together with Mardee Haidin Regan, he co-wrote The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskey, The Bourbon Companion, New Classic Cocktails, and The Martini Companion.
gaz wrote The Joy of Mixology in 2003, the Bartender’s GIN Compendium in 2009, and The Cocktailian Chronicles: The Professor Years, Volume 1, was published in June, 2010. Three editions of gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders have been published since 2011, and gaz’s 101 Best New Cocktails is an book published annually that bartenders all over the globe await eagerly each year. A list of gaz’s books still available can be found HERE
gaz also conducted Cocktails in the Country, a series of two-day bartender workshops, for seven years, from 2001 until 2007. During his 7-year run, gaz trained bartenders from top cocktail bars in New York, London, Bratislava, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, and various other major cities.
gaz lives in a small village in the Hudson Valley, about 50 miles north-west of the Big Apple.