About Patrick "Pops" Garrett

Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends.

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Riverfront Times Holiday Spirits Cocktail Event

 

Riverfront Times Holiday Spirits Cocktail Event

We love the holiday season! As the temperature falls more people are drinking bourbon and getting into a super festive mood. To assist people in their holiday celebrations this year we’re excited to announce that the Riverfront Times is hosting their 1st annual Holiday Spirits cocktail event on December 4th at the 3rd Degree Glass Factory here in St. Louis. Here are some details directly from the RFT:

Riverfront Times presents its first ever Holiday Spirits Tasting Event, Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7-10 p.m. Holiday Spirits will feature spirit samples from local and regional wineries and distilleries, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music by Miss Jubilee and more!

The event will take place the day before the date in history (1933) that repealed the 18th Amendment and ended the prohibition era. Already confirmed to participate: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Canadian Club, Augusta Winery, Montelle Winery, Wood Hat Spirits, StillJoy Spirits, Pinckney Blend, Dark Horse Distillery, Square One Brewery and Distillery, Still 630, Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery, The Big O Ginger Liqueur and more to be announced.  
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Whiskey In The Winter – St. Louis Whiskey Festival

Whiskey In The Winter   St. Louis Whiskey Festival

Today’s post is for all the whiskey lovers living in the Midwest. Bourbon & Banter is excited to announce that the 3rd annual Whiskey In The Winter event is scheduled for November 22nd. We’re proud to be events sponsors again this year and can’t wait to meet some of you at this year’s event.

Each year Whiskey In The Winter gets better and better. This year a ticket will get you access to over 250whiskies from around the world, whiskey-inspired food stations and education seminars by industry experts including Jim Beam Master Distiller Fed Noe and Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. And due to the success of the past two years, this year’s event will be held in the larger 4th floor Grand Ballroom.

Here’s all the glorious details from the event’s official press release: Continue Reading →

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Bourbon Tip #7

Bourbon Tip #7

Bourbon Tip #7

Believe – Faith is believing without proof. Bourbon is believing with 80+ proof.

PS – Hat tip to Wulf Cocktail Den for the bourbon tip inspiration. Please stop by and pay him a visit.

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St. Louis Bourbon Academy Is Cancelled

St. Louis Bourbon Academy Is Cancelled

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this weekends Bourbon Academy with Mike Veach has been cancelled. We’re working with Mike Veach and The Filson Historical Society to get a new date scheduled and will share the information when it becomes available.

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to fill the time slot by inviting your friends over for bourbon and banter.

 

 

 

 

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