Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015. “Celebrate good times c’mon”: Turn up Kool & The Gang and toast NYE red-carpet style with an artisanal cocktail. Enter Brooklyn Gin, handcrafted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Joe Santos, Craft Distiller & Co-Founder, Brooklyn Gin remarks: “Our gin is tailor made for the cocktail enthusiast; it’s replete with 100% fresh citrus peels of Persian limes, Key limes, Eureka lemons and Navel Oranges as well as hand-cracked juniper, releasing natural flavors and essential oils.” Santos adds: “All ingredients including the corn are sourced locally from New York.”
Bottled in Warwick, Brooklyn Gin is produced with only the finest botanicals. The distillation process is small batch; distilled no less than 4 times, creating a pure blend. Including a minimum of 11 fresh fruits and herbs with a long, clean finish and a hint of lavender. And the uniquely fashioned bottle reflects it’s contents, handmade with care and finesse.
It’s an ultra-premium gin that scored 91 points in The Ultimate Spirits Competition, winning a Gold Medal at the WSWA Competition. In fact, it’s so good: “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon gave it thumbs up on a segment with local Chefs. And Chef Bryce Shuman (formerly Eleven Madison Park) of the Manhattan hot More >
Alicia Keys smoky voice belts out: “Baby, I’m from New York. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There’s nothing you can’t do. Now you’re in New York.” Enter Alexandra Lebenthal: President & CEO of Lebenthal Holdings. A modern Manhattan executive who works ambitiously to achieve her dreams and aspirations, though also finds time to get into the “social spirit” especially during the holidays with family & friends.
Alexandra is a Wall Street veteran and a 3rd generation business owner. Starting her career at Kidder Peabody Inc., she now runs Lebenthal Holdings. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc., a municipal bond specialist, in 1925, with her grandmother working until 93 years of age. Alexandra joined the company in 1988, charged with leading the firm in 1995 at the age of 31.
Lebenthal adds, “James, my late Father, a pioneer of the municipal bond industry, whose radio spots helped make tax-exempt securities a household name, was my role model; he shaped much of how I think about our Strategic Vision. In fact: We’ve expanded our capabilities since inception to become more of a full service Wealth Advisory platform with divisions in Municipal Bonds, Capital Markets, Asset Management (run More >
Steely Dan smoothly croons “Drink Scotch whisky all night long,” in the 1977 hit song “Deacon Blues.” A subtle reminder, just in time for red-carpet style holiday entertaining; enter the ultimate in smooth: Macallan Rare Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The Macallan is based on a tradition of Six Pillars: Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Colour and Peerless Spirit. In fact, Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, hand picks only the rarest sherry barrels to be used with a significantly high proportion of them being first fill. This unique selection crafts something special: splendidly rich with a natural mahogany finish and a resonant hue. Macallan Rare displays deep aromas of vanilla, raisin and chocolate in harmony with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. And the taste delivers pure elegance for the truly selective.
“Macallan Rare is all about luxury,” imparts Toni-Lynn Gross, Marketing Manager, Edrington Americas. “The bottle says ultra-premium; it’s made of heavy weight crystal and is beautifully packaged.” In fact adds Gross: “The whisky is hand chosen from less than 1% of our Spanish sherry seasoned mature oak casks and aged for 24 months. The result is exquisite which embodies a refined richness.”
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