Archive for April, 2013

Newsletter 37: Death’s Door Spirits

Posted in Newsletters on April 30, 2013 by becca

Wow! How great was the April OCBC meeting? Deaths Door Spirits were featured as we were shown insights on everything from the origins, each mash bill and the botanicals with out any reservation by President, CEO and all-around cool guy, Brian Ellison.  He held nothing back . . every rich detail, the passion and vision –oh and the delectable spirits. All of this was hosted fantastically by Memphis at the Santora which is always wonderful setting. Fun time of learning and all had a howling time, some incredible drinks by Jeff and delicious Hot Dog’s by Ricky Yarnall!

Bonus! Watch this great VIDEO from CBS News on the resurgence of gin featuring Brian and Death’s Door. Also featuring everyone’s favorite akaWineGeek and BAR founder Steve Olson!

First up we were greeted by a delectable punch crafted by the gents at Memphis, as well as the Campfire Cocktail. Read about Jeff’s process for making the smoked turbinado syrup here.

Plus! Keep your eye out for the May issue of Tasting Panel Magazine which will feature a story about OCBC and photos from the April meeting.

On May 6th we will be hosted by Iconic Brands who are bringing their DEADHEAD RUM and APOCALYPTO Tequila and a friendly challenge/competition to create a perfect DEADHEAD or APOCALYPTO chaser (think Sangrita . . . or your twist). The are both from Mexico and this will be a “Post” Cinco de Mayo fun time with these fantastic spirits that not only taste great, but have a great back bar presence because of their fun packaging. So mark your calenders and RSVP for Monday May 6th! This will be a a blast, invite your bartender friends to come and join us.

To help maintain quality of service, presentation, space, food and drink we must insist on RSVP’s and we are limiting the accepted RSVP’s to 50. So get your RSVP in early and send it to if you’re planning on attending, let us know if something comes up so we can make your spot available to someone else if you can’t make it. See you then! The meeting location will be emailed upon RSVP to the first 50 responders.