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The Ninth Floor: A Spirited Tasting & After-Party!

The Ninth Floor: A Spirited Tasting & After-Party!
Over the past years, we have all grown: the portfolio, our extended family of suppliers, our dedicated team, our unwavering customers, and their loyal patrons. The industry as a whole has come a long way, as shown by the increasing...

Three Days in Oaxaca

Three Days in Oaxaca
With agave distillates continuing to grow in popularity, mezcal in particular, adventurous spirit enthusiasts are traveling to Mexico at unprecedented rates. If you visit Oaxaca today, chances are strong you will bump into other mezcal connoisseurs and collectors – or...

Home Bar Essentials

Home Bar Essentials
While we all agree that it’s crucial to have at least a small selection of wines at home for hosting (or for the end of a long afternoon), nothing makes for a more sophisticated welcome than a well-stocked and well-executed...

Rhum Agricole: Guadeloupe & Martinique

Rhum Agricole: Guadeloupe & Martinique
The Other 2% Rhum Agricole screams of place. Everything matters. From the type of water to the soil, from the varietal of sugercane to the unique farming practices, from the stills to the hands of people who shape this special...

El Dorado Rum: A Taste of Demerara

El Dorado Rum: A Taste of Demerara
Getting there was a challenge – there were late night flights, unexpected layovers due to tropical storms, phones that fell to earth from two stories up – but when our little group of explorers finally arrived in Georgetown, Guyana to...

Cinco de Mayo: The Legend, the Spirits, the Party

Cinco de Mayo: The Legend, the Spirits, the Party
Cinco de Mayo is rapidly approaching, and the time has come to dispel some common misconceptions about the holiday (and also put to rest those college memories). Most importantly, May 5th does not commemorate Mexican Independence Day, which occurred on September...

The Magical Mezcal Mystery Tour

The Magical Mezcal Mystery Tour
Flying into Oaxaca City, a few things catch the eye. First, snowcapped mountains surround the Oaxacan valley. Alien-shaped lenticular clouds gather en masse. And as you disembark, the agaves make their presence known immediately. The way that agave and mezcal...

Axberg Vodka: Precision and Purity from Hans Reisetbauer

Axberg Vodka: Precision and Purity from Hans Reisetbauer
From the fields of Upper Austria to the Nicks & Noras of NY, Hans Reisetbauer and Skurnik Wines are proud to present Axberg Vodka! A true farm-to-bottle distillate, Axberg Vodka exhibits the precision and purity expected from the Mühlviertel Maestro....

Winter Cocktails with Adam Schuman

Winter Cocktails with Adam Schuman
Team Skurnik is excited to finally have some snow on the ground, if only because we now have a proper excuse to dive into warming winter cocktails. Adam Schuman, our Spirits Portfolio Manager, recently filmed a video at Manhattan store 24...