Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium

Although we recently concluded our series of out-of-town whiskey bars, co-founder Chris Crow recently met up with former member Nate Delaney at the famous Canon in Seattle, Washington, an experience that gives us good reason to reopen the series.

Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium describes itself as a “small, intimate restaurant that can accommodate parties of 4 or fewer.”  That only begins to paint the picture of this quaint little Capitol Hill neighborhood bar that opened in 2011.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: Week 1

Week 1 of National Bourbon Heritage Month is in the books. If you haven’t heard yet, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

We’ll be chronicling our celebration as we move through the punch card. First up, the bourbon cocktail.

Any of The Monarch’s bourbon cocktails will satisfy this part of the punch card. We decided to go with the Smoked Bourbon.

National Bourbon Heritage Month

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at Monarch

Monarch Bourbon Heritage Month

If you are reading this post, chances are you’re not short on reasons to celebrate bourbon.  However, chances are also that most of you wouldn’t turn down such an opportunity.

This month, Monarch in Wichita, Kansas, is giving you this opportunity:  Bourbon Heritage Month at Monarch.

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Julep Cocktail Club, Kansas City

We’re concluding our series featuring out-of-town whiskey bars by circling back closer to home: Julep in Kansas City, Missouri.

Julep Kansas City

Julep Cocktail Club opened in 2014. And it’s nearing the point where we’ll wonder how we found a way to get along before it opened.

Julep is located in Kansas City’s Westport district. While the area is certainly not short on bars and pubs, Julep is hands-down the best whiskey bar in town. But that’s not to say it’s a one-trick pony. Julep features a variety of spirits, cocktails (and even offers cocktail classes), and some spectacular food as well.

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Stephen Netherton

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Brandy Library, New York City

We’re continuing our short series on out-of-town bars with a look inside New York City’s Brandy Library. 

Brandy Library

Over the past few years, two of our more well-traveled members – Ryan Boyle and Lee Bullock – have raved about some “brandy bar” in New York City.  At times, they have sent me pictures of their pours (none of which have been of brandy).  The pours were nice, but it was tough to gauge the bar from the photos alone.  Was there anything to their hype of this bar?  On a recent trip to New York, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a cocktail to find out.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.