The Battle of the Modern Bartender!

The Battle of the Modern Bartender!

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Center Stage   JAVITS CENTER, NY


The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY and Professional Bartenders Association has teamed up to find the best bartender in the region through the inaugural Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender competition. Bartenders will be judged on creativity, use of product, taste, presentation and flair. The nine finalists chosen to compete will battle in their respective spirit category and then the three winners of those rounds will advance into a sudden death round for the opportunity to be crowned the overall winner! This is your opportunity to shake it up and get those creative skills noticed for a chance to win $1,000!


Tom Fischer Whiskey Expert; Founder,; Co-Founder, Whisk(e)y Marketing School and Sommelier Program
Claire M. Marin CEO & Founder, Catskill Provisions
Warren Bobrow 5x Author/Mixologist/Cannabis Alchemist

Precision, Perfection, Symmetry and Intensity… Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky: Quiet Perfection

A quiet pursuit of excellence is taking place by the careful and studied guidance of Eric Tschudi, the affable and youthful beverage director of Shuko. His hand-chosen selection of esoteric, Japanese Whiskies will certainly intellectualize even the most altruistic guest in your dinner party.  And then there is a private dining room that intrigues the carefully interested. This space is the most private room, set deeply down in the subterranean part of the former bakery- a quite hidden, inner sanctum, located in the depths of 47 East 12th Street in New York City. This is certainly not a tourist restaurant, nor does it have any signs announcing the constantly changing approach to an educated curiosity that takes place within the walls daily. There are no lines of paparazzi craning their necks towards the stars, nor very much in the way of foot traffic on this part of the street, set just off the teeming hustle and bustle of soon to be, lower Broadway. Find some parking just across the street, just up the way a bit and stretch your legs, but only so much. The scent you detect in the air may well tinge of sea salt water on this tiny spit of land only a few short blocks from the churning East River. The Japanese inspired liquids are driven by the culinary treats that emulate from within the tabla rasa walls. And all of these surprises are completely undetected from the street. A hidden gem surrounded by so much darkness.


Spirited Drinks With The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow

Warren “The Cocktail Whisperer” Bobrow has lived many lives. After graduating from Emerson College in ‘85, he worked in television as an editor at PBS in New York City. That position led him to TV and radio engineering in Maine, but his heart just wasn’t in it. Unemployed and poor in Portland, before it was chic to live there, Bobrow took a job as a dishwasher and salad prep cook in a local restaurant, which ignited a passion for the culinary arts.


Whisky LIVE Debuts A New Format In Its Annual Return To NYC & DC

NEW YORKFeb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The producers of Whisky LIVE, the internationally renowned whisky tasting event, turns it up a notch on this year’s annual US tour with an exciting new Whisky Nite! format touching down at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on February 28 and at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC on March 2nd.

General Admission Ticket Holders
General admission tickets are priced at $139 and for those ticket holders, doors open at 6:00 PM (NY) and 6:30 (DC). The ticket price includes an event program and a souvenir Glencairn tasting glass.

With tickets, whisky lovers will have the opportunity to:

  • Sample and taste several exclusive whiskies, which have never appeared in America prior to the event. Whisky LIVE is proud to debut these whiskies to American consumers.
  • Explore Authors’ Row featuring some of the following whisky, wine and spirits experts Fred MinnickDavin DeKergommeauxAmanda SchusterKara NewmanWarren Bobrow, and more signing copies of their latest books which will be available at the show.
  • Taste and experience limited offerings from the Pilot Project Whisky and Four Kings Whiskey, a 600-bottle collaboration between four Midwestern distilleries.
  • Explore products from non-traditional whisky producing countries like IndiaCzech Republic and Australia.

Whisky LIVE USA is proud to partner with Modern Trader, the award-winning, essential journal for professional traders and active investors since 1972. Modern Trader’s partnership for Whisky Nite! brings the event to members of NY and D.C.’s financial community.

Updates and more information on the event can be found at and social media channels:

  • Twitter: @WhiskyLiveUSA
  • Facebook: WhiskyLive USA
  • Hashtag: #WhiskyLiveNY and #WhiskyLiveDC
  • Instagram: WhiskyLiveUSA and WhiskyNite

About Whisky Nite! 2018

New York – Wednesday, February 28
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, NY, NY 10011
VIP: 5:30-9:30 PM
General Admission 6:00-9:30

DC – Friday, March 2
Fairmont Washington, DC- Georgetown2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
VIP: 6;00 PM-9:30 PM
General Admission opening at 6:30 PM

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Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics

This book, written by ‘The Cocktail Whisperer’ Warren Bobrow, helps even the novice bartender infuse their own simple syrups, shrubs, and more to craft beautiful, delicious cocktails. Not a drinker? No worries, there are also mocktails included, which mimic our favorite flavors but with a cannabis kicker instead of booze. Grab Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzzworthy Libations online and in select Barnes & Noble Stores.



Elevate your Session: Inconspicuously

Warren Bobrow: iPhone X

Elevate Luxury

Did you have a dug-out in high school or college? I certainly did. It was an unwieldy thing as I remember. Kind of hippy-chic- no, it was not at all elegant, the bat was made from heat conducting brass, it clogged easily, burnt my lips from the heat and left specks of resin-tar and burning cannabis leaf on my teeth. The wooden box that held my herbs, let’s just say it was far from air-tight and once the spring that held the lid on got loose, the entire ‘stash-box’ would open up and empty into my pocket (lint and all), more than my ‘bat’… Those wasted herbs commingled with my pocket change just won’t do any longer now that I’ve grown up! Enter the world of luxury cannabis implements and the Elevate Dug-Out. On first glimpse, this handy-crafted dug out is sleekly elegant. This device screams bespoke…hence, each one is engineered, by hand…One at a time. Crisply manufactured, the softly polished exterior is not a cheap tropical wood product, but one that is finely formed- utilizing the finest exotic wood available. There are the twelve ‘rare-earth’ magnets that seal the well-weighted lid to the base with a satisfying click as the magnets engage-making the entire package scent-proof and certainly nearly waterproof. There is the generous ‘stash’ container that can be filled with about a gram or more of your finest herbs, well ground of course, leaving ample room for some beeswax coated hemp wick to light your glass joint, instead of using using that carcinogenic butane lighter sitting in your hand to do this seemingly mundane task. The ‘bat’ appears to be perfectly blown by hand (mouth) with an interior shelf inserted inside the glass joint itself that prohibits the fine grains of your herbs from flowing back into your mouth, therefore burning your lips and tongue. The size of the bat is not as minuscule in dimension as the dug-out pipe of my memories. It is slightly stout in width, like a miniature cigar, and quite robust in its unique sort of manner. The glass blown joint fits your fingers easily, with alacrity. The polished dark wooden tip offers another level of overall elegance with scarcely a burned lip or tongue to be had. In fact, the very thought of burning your lips, fingers or tongue are sent way into your distant memory.