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I’ve made a ton of cocktails over the past few years, but if I were to label one a Holy City Handcraft ‘Signature’ cocktail, this particular one may have come closest. Check out my collaboration with Striped Pig Distillery and Charleston Food Writer (Candy Herriott) as I create one of the best cocktails I’ve ever made (if I do say so myself) — recipe after the jump!

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After the private tasting at the the William Aiken House for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival Opening Night, I was able to catch up with Doug Kragel, the North American Whiskey Ambassador for Blade and Bow. I had the opportunity to ask him a couple questions about the legacy behind Stitzel-Weller, the uniqueness of Blade and Bow and the future of the bourbon industry, read on below!

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In the fall of 2009, Cypress debuted the Artisan Meat Share – a CSA-like concept with various pick-ups throughout the year. The contents of the package depend on seasonality and what’s most readily available, local and fresh. Cypress’ Artisan Meats have always had a dedicated section on the dinner menu, in addition to a home on the bar menu. Now, Artisan Meat Share offers Chef Craig Deihl’s award-winning meats to customers on a daily basis, plus the welcomed addition of gourmet sandwiches, fresh butcher shop products, house-made condiments and more.

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Joe and MariElena Raya have found incredible success with one of Charleston’s best cocktail bars, The Gin Joint and craft cocktail mixers such as Bittermilk and Tippleman’s Not So Simple Syrups. I had the pleasure of conducting a Q&A with the couple recently for Holy City Handcraft! Find out what goes into a batch of Bittermilk, the importance of ice in cocktails and Joe Raya’s Top 3 bourbon selections at The Gin Joint

Read the PostBehind the Scenes with Charleston’s Craft Cocktail Experts: Joe and MariElena Raya