Two Charleston culinary newcomers selected as one of Imbibe magazine’s “The Imbibe 75”

  • Monday, January 20, 2014

Annual issue names the people, places, flavors and destinations to watch in 2014

Imbibe, the national magazine and website of liquid culture, released its second annual best-of issue - The Imbibe 75 - which names 75 notable people, places and flavors to watch in 2014. Chosen by Imbibe’s editors, The Imbibe 75 features interviews and recipes from important tastemakers who are defining the way we drink in the New Year. Two of Charleston’s culinary newcomers were selected and profiled in the issue—High Wire Distilling Co. and soon-to-open Edmund’s Oast.

High Wire Distilling Co. and owners Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell were part of the “People to Watch” section. The profile talks about their culinary approach to making artisanal spirits and highlights their unique products like the all-molasses rum that was aged in Woodford Reserve barrels, the botanical gin—Hat Trick Gin—and the sorghum whiskey that recently debuted to rave reviews.

Edmund’s Oast was part of the “Places to Watch” section and even though yet to open, Imbibe highlights owners Scott Shor and Rich Carley’s onsite five-barrel brewhouse and the plans to create experimental brews with old-world recipes. They also share more about Chef Andy Henderson’s menu and the overall plans for the restaurant.

“We think of The Imbibe 75 as an opportunity to take stock of who has been having a notable impact on the drinks world over the past year and who looks to have an interesting vision moving into the year ahead,” stated Imbibe publisher Karen Foley. “We’re very excited about our list for 2014—it’s such a fun representation of the creativity happening across the drinkscape.”

The Imbibe 75 issue are on newsstands now until February 28, and the issue is available for purchase at imbibemagazine.com/shop. For more on the Imbibe 75, visit imbibemagazine.com or Imbibe’s blog at imbibemagazine.com/blog.

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