Checking in with Jack Rudy...

 

It's fun to check in on some of my favorite artists to see what they're up to. Turns out Brooks Reitz of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is up to a lot. Besides partnering in a couple of restaurants in Charleston, he's expanded his line of cool, quality bar ingredients. I love everything about bourbon and cocktail cherries, I can't wait to try these...


Elderberries grow wild in Brooks' native Kentucky so it was an easy decision to add this popular Elderflower Tonic to his lineup. This mixes beautifully with tequila, bourbon, rum and gin. Brooks also worked with Cocktail Punk in Boulder, Colorado to concoct a highly versatile aromatic bitters with layers of citrus and winter spices. 

And then there's the Bartender's Roll. Brooks worked with two talented barmen to assess their needs - Paul Calvert of Paper Plane and Eric Foster of Cask & Larder. As Brooks shared, "We pulled their wants and needs together into one bag, something that offered flexible storage for a number of tools, small and large and provided a stress free catch all for a traveling, working bartender." 

And then of course, the talented folks at Makr in Winter Park, Florida did the rest in crafting a smart, well constructed roll-up. Any of these Jack Rudy products make excellent holiday gifts. See the entire shop, here.

 

Photos: Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.     Content: Sweet Peach