## Cocktails and COVID

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# David Guenette

## Artist/Writer/Bartender

# Author: David Guenette

## Cocktails and COVID

## The Fifteenth Number Ten Symposium TalkTails: The Martini—Forward into the Past

## Does Liquor Makes the Difference? Matching the Right American Whiskey to Your Manhattan

## Number Ten Thirteenth Symposium TalkTails Moonshine and Cocktails: Tasting White Dog Whiskeys and Figuring Out What to Do with Them

## Number Ten Twelfth Symposium TalkTails: Cocktails Eggsactly Right! Sours, Nogs, Flips, and Fizzes!

## Number Ten Eleventh Symposium TalkTails: More Manhattan!

## These Are Some of Our Favorite Things

## Now Serving Ten-to-Twelve

## Gin or Lose, Liqueur and Booze, Now We Get to Drink Chartreuse

## Number Ten Symposium: New Orleans Cocktails

## Whiskey Tasting: Families and Flights

## SPLIT

## THE WALL

## TalkTails Symposium Number One: Essential Cocktails and Essential Vermouths

## Number Ten Fourth Whiskey Tasting Symposium: The Finish and Blend Trend

## Essay: Why Newspaper Paywalls Are Bad for Democracy, Plus, Pretty Damn Stupid

## Essay: In The Bubble, Everybody Can Hear Everybody Scream, But How Much Useful Action Emerges from the Noise?

## Number Ten Third Whiskey Tasting Symposium: High, Low, and Game

## A Wry Old Rye and Other Tales of Aging: Number Ten Second Whiskey Tasting Symposium

## Whiskey Tasting Test, “Lincoln, Lincoln, What’cha Been Drinking?”

## Whole Lot of Shaking Going On, But Cold is the Thing

## Tasting Notes, or The Wondrously Silly Things We Say About Whiskey

I will confess that I’m missing bartending at Number Ten and helping guests expand their cocktail experiences by trying some drink they’ve never had, or, of course, just doing the…

The Fifteenth Number Ten Symposium TalkTails: The Martini—Forward into the Past took place on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Number Ten, 10 Castle Street, Great Barrington, as one of a…

The Number Ten Fourteenth Symposium TalkTails took place at Number Ten, and the event was a different approach than usual, with the usual being tasting different whiskeys or exploring categories…

We had a nice, albeit smaller than usual group for the Number Ten whiskey/cocktail tasting and talk, this past Monday, November 18, 2019, at Number Ten, 10 Castle Street, Great…

The use of eggs—either whole or parts thereof (such as egg white)—have been part of cocktails for nearly four centuries, if you go back to the days of adding an…

The first of the new season, Number Ten Eleventh Symposium TalkTails: More Manhattan!, was held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Number Ten (10 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA). We…

Monday, June 10, 2019, had a full house for “Number Ten Tenth Symposium TalkTails: These Are Some of Our Favorite Things,” well, which largely turned out to be some of…

No, I’m not in prison, unless an obsession with American Whiskey counts as such. At the “Number Ten Ninth Symposium Whiskey Tasting: Now Serving Ten-to-Twelve,” we tasted older Bourbons and…

Actually, getting to know cocktails that have the ingredient of Green or Yellow Chartreuse means everyone wins. Charteuse is a distinctly flavored liquor from a secret formulation of 130 herbs…

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at Number Ten, New Orleans cocktails were celebrated. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Jazz Town… New Orleans knows pleasure, and the number of terrific cocktails that…

Another second Monday and another Number Ten Whiskey Tasting Symposium. On Monday, January 14, 2019, we explored taste profiles within a particular distillery product line and compared two different distillery…

Split is a recent collection of short stories that thematically focus on divorce or other acute relationship collapse. The writing of these pieces was no doubt related to my own…

The Wall is a novel-length work of stories set in the same place, at different times, with only some overlapping characters. The Wall was started in the early 1980s, as…

Number Ten, where I tend bar, hosted TalkTails Symposium Number One: Essential Cocktails and Essential Vermouths, on Monday, December 10, 2018. Helping others enjoy vermouth is a topic that is near and…

The second Monday of November saw another Number Ten Symposium, and this time we explored the new ways that both blending and second barrel finishing of American whiskeys are changing…

I don’t know what the percentages are for Americans who get the main part of news online, but I suspect that it is significant and getting bigger. I use Google…

Let me offer the sort of information that can help readers weed me out for any and many views I hold: I was a Sanders supporter for his nomination as…

It was back to Bourbon for the Number Ten Third Whiskey Tasting Symposium, and a different format: The Blind Tasting. I presented a range of Bourbon from the moderately priced…

The Number Ten Second Whiskey Tasting Symposium, A Wry Old Rye and Other Tales of Aging took place on Monday, September 10, 2018, as I ramp up the tasting program now…

On April 30 (2018), the first whiskey tasting took place at Number Ten, as part of an open-ended Number Ten Symposium series. The first one was called Number Ten First…

Chilling. Chilling cocktails. So many have fallen in the great craft cocktail wars due to this one simple task: making the cocktail cold. I was at a very nice hotel…

I put a lot of work into the inaugural American Whiskey List for Number Ten. For instance, I had to research availability, which, as the robustly active Bourbon and Rye…