Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir

Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P.

November 17,2019

The legendary American bartender Gary “Gaz” Regan passed away on Friday.

The 68 year old, British-born bartender who emigrated to the United States in the early 1970s, died on Friday due to bout of pneumonia, a complications from his recent cancer.

With a reputation for being one of the best bartenders in the business, Regan was credited as instrumental in creating the modern cocktail renaissance. He was also mentor for many in the industry.

Regan was a prolific writer, publishing such books such as The Bartender’s Bible and the Joy Of Mixology. His signature drink, was the cheeky, finger-stirred Negroni (a cocktail about which he also wrote two books).

He is credited with the revival of Orange Bitters and produced his own in 2005. He most recently worked in an advisory capacity on Tod & Vixen Gin.




Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir


February 23,2024

Celebrity Tequila brand Teremana, founded by by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has become the official premium tequila partner of the Texas Rangers.

Starting this season at Globe Life Field, the multi-year partnership will serve as an extension of Teremana Tequila’s significant partnership with Texas Live! – Texas’ premier entertainment center.

Fans watching the Rangers will have many opportunities to enjoy Teremana on each gameday inside or outside the stadium, including at the Teremana Terrace located in centerfield inside Globe Life Field, at Texas Live!, and through the travelling Mana Mobile.

“We take great pride in knowing that fans will be able to enjoy Teremana while watching the Rangers this season and for many seasons to come,” says Teremana Tequila CEO Richard Black. “The Rangers are a team that shares our values, which is why the partnership is such an important one for us. We all look forward to raising many Teremana Toasts together. Salud!”

As part of the collaboration, Teremana will also be the presenting partner for the Rangers Viva Tejas event series that celebrates Hispanic culture in Texas each month.

“The Texas Rangers could not be happier to have Teremana join our lineup as the team’s Official Premium Tequila — a brand focused on delivering delicious flavour and even better energy,” said Chad Wynn, Vice President of Business Partnerships for the Texas Rangers.

For more information, visit and and follow the brands on social at @teremana and @rangers.

Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir


February 22,2024

Colorado Distillery Law Whiskey House has earned the title of the “World’s Best Small Batch Bourbon” for its Cask Strength Four Grain Bourbon at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards.

“We couldn’t be prouder of this achievement. We consider this a win for the entire state of Colorado because our unique growing and distilling conditions are what create the bold flavour,” says founder and CEO Al Laws.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and talent of our team, and we’re proud to be among all the winners who are pushing the boundaries in American Whiskey,” he continued.

Laws Cask Strength Four Grain Bourbon is the pinnacle of the brand’s distilling expertise. Laws Whiskey House crafts its flagship Four Grain Bourbon and Cask Strength Bourbon from whiskey aged for a minimum of three and up to ten years in new, 53-gallon oak barrels.

While both the flagship Four Grain Bourbon and Cask Strength Four Grain Bourbon are created from the same mashbill and marriage of barrels, the Cask Strength is bottled at a higher proof to highlight the whiskey’s unadulterated characteristics coming straight from the barrel.

Recognised for its exceptional quality and superior flavour that sets the standard of excellence, the finished expression offers aromas of baking spice, black tea, and honeysuckle, with bold orange, clove, and dried fruit flavours.

This achievement further establishes Laws as a leader in the booming Colorado whiskey scene. Laws’ bold, flavorful whiskeys capture Colorado’s adventurous spirit by adding its unique twist to the time-tested traditions of Kentucky, harnessing the power of Denver’s high elevation to age whiskey, and embracing Colorado’s bounty of ancient grain varieties.

For more information, go to or connect with the brand on Instagram

Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir


February 16,2024

Rock Legend Sir Rod Stewart has been taking his Scotch Whiskey brand Wolfie’s Blended Scotch Whisky on tour to celebrate its launch in Florida, California and Nevada this February.

Stewart has preformed a number of shows in Florida but is also making a special appearance on Access Hollywood on the 22nd of this month, hen he takes the programme to his favorite U.S. pub, The Long Acre, for a final toast before heading back to the UK to celebrate the launch of his upcoming album, Swing Fever, out Feb. 23.

“Florida, California and Las Vegas have been second homes to me for many years,” Rod Stewart remarked. “I look forward to sharing a toast of Wolfie’s with my fans there soon.”

Designed to reflect Rod’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage with subtle nods to Americana, Wolfie’s is now available in 73 Total Wine & More stores throughout Florida and California and will be served in step with his concerts at both Seminole Hard Rock properties in Florida.

The liquid is also available at Florida independent retailers Leuken’s Wine & Spirits and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in the state. In Nevada, Wolfie’s will be rolling out distribution at Lee’s Discount Liquor, Nevada’s largest independent retailer and Caesars Palace, where Rod will conclude his record-breaking 13-year residency on its 200th concert show this July and August.

“Expanding into these states is a huge milestone for Wolfie’s and one we’re both very excited about and taking very seriously,” said Duncan Frew, Rod’s co-founder in Wolfie’s. “We’ve had a phenomenal seven months since launching in summer last year and have an ambitious 2024 ahead of us.”

Distilled on the banks of Loch Lomond by an expert team with decades of whisky-making know-how, Wolfie’s Blended Scotch Whisky is a 40% ABV blended Scotch which perfectly marries grain whisky and malt whiskies, resulting in a lightly peated, smooth final blend.

Wonderfully balanced with flavours of warming cinnamon, fresh vanilla, and baked apple, it has delicate notes of sweet peat and pears in syrup before finishing with candied citrus peels and gentle oak spice.

Referencing the opening track from Rod’s 1991 album Vagabond Heart, the lyrics ‘Rhythm of My Heart’ are emblazoned on the base of the bottle. Rod’s recording of the song was a nod to his Scottish heritage, having adapted the melody from the traditional folk song, Loch Lomond.

Wolfie’s is available for shipping to all states excluding Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennesse & Utah via online orders via

For more information,  visit and follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook.

Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir


February 14,2024

Milanese red aperitivo brand Campari is excited to reveal that they are yet again the Official Sprit Sponsor for the 2024 SAG Awards.

Campari will once again be onsite at the ceremony, celebrating this year’s nominees, the SAG Awards Ambassadors, and PEOPLE Magazine’s Post-Awards Gala, serving the Official SAG Awards cocktail, the Campari Red Carpet (see below).

This year will also see the launch of The House Of Campari, the brand’s Hollywood hub, during the SAG Awards. Booking is required, and that can be done here

Located in West Hollywood, The House Of Campari will feature interactive programming, including a secretive speakeasy room that peels back the curtain on some of the most storied and iconic classic cocktails, as well as this year’s official SAG Awards cocktail (Campari Red Carpet) and the unveiling of Campari Cask Tales.

The House of Campari will open for consumers (21+) on Thursday, 2/22, with two openings: 4-6 PM and 7-9 PM PST and will feature  the brand’s Global Head of Mixology Tommaso Cecca will be onsite

For cocktail & cinema lovers everywhere: Campari will also have a Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Courier Kit ($93.99) available for those watching the ceremony on Netflix on Saturday, Feb. 24 at-home.

Campari Red Carpet




Combine Campari, Appleton Signature, raspberry and mint syrup and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Top with Champagne Lallier Rose. Garnish with film reel orange peel

Gary “Gaz” Regan R.I.P. Making A Stir


February 13,2024

French Cognac House, Louis XIII has collaborated with renowned ready-to-wear designer LaQuan Smith to unveil the first-ever accessory design partnership for the time-honoured cognac house.

Bringing a high-fashion perspective to The Drop, the collection comprises two bespoke accessories, The Drop Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, both accessories are designed to make enjoying Louis XIII Cognac a high fashion experience – elevating the wearer’s everyday art of life.


“I’m thrilled to embark on this extraordinary journey with Louis XIII Cognac,” expressed LaQuan Smith. “This partnership encapsulates innovation and redefines the Louis XIII tasting experience.

“This revolutionary collection is designed to spark conversation – merging high fashion with the elegance of Maison’s time-honoured rituals,” Smith continued.

The Drop Chain Pouch is a statement piece made of pure silver, designed to hold a single bottle of Louis XIII The Drop. Inspired by vintage flasks and bottles, the “metal-morphosis” design brings a fine-jewellery flair to the nomadic nature of The Drop, encasing each 10ml bottle of Louis XIII Cognac in a stunning latticework armour enclosure.

“Accessories are the punctuation marks of style; they add a distinct personality to the narrative of fashion,” said Carine Roitfeld, Founder and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book, who served as Artistic Director of Fashion for A Drop in Time. “In the Louis XIII x LaQuan Smith campaign, we’ve woven each accessory with LaQuan’s elegant ready-to-wear designs, their versatility and wearability serving as a testament to timeless allure.”

The Boudoir Gloves, crafted from demure mesh, are opera-length with velvet detailing that graces the palm and interior forearm. The gloves pay homage to Louis XIII’s traditional white glove service, modernized by design elements from LaQuan Smith’s ready-to-wear staple: the mesh catsuit.


“This collaboration with Louis XIII Cognac and LaQuan Smith highlights our shared commitment to both modernity and timelessness,” said Tina Reejsinghani, Vice President of Luxury Brands, Remy Cointreau USA. “Together, we’re thrilled to showcase a truly unique collection and campaign, with each accessory serving as a testament to the history of Louis XIII’s craftsmanship, reborn with LaQuan’s impeccable eye for style”.

The Louis XIII x LaQuan Smith Collection will be sold as a set for $2,300 and will be available in extremely limited quantities. This exclusive set comprises the rare and coveted Louis XIII: The Drop Collection Box, featuring five multi-coloured 10ml bottles of Louis XIII Cognac, as well as The Drop Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves.

Commercial availability for the collection, while supplies last, will begin in March, 2024 on & Additionally, you can follow the brands @louisxiiicognac and @laquan_smith on Instagram for real-time updates.

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