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#002 ☞ Welcome to My City

#002 ☞ Welcome to My City
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There are two types of people out there. Travelers and tourists. If you've ever been off the beaten path, you know how important a local friend or guide can be to make the experience better. For craft alcohol, these local market insights can make all the difference as you launch your brands.  

"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move." - Anthony Bourdain

Think global and act local - with a little help from your friends along the way. Here's to traveling together.

🧭 Places to Go

Miami is no longer just a winter escape. Its a year round destination which is now home to some of the finest restaurants and cocktail bars in America. Doya, the newly anointed Michelin Bib rated Aegean restaurant and meze bar in Wynwood, has one of the most dynamic cocktail programs in America. Visit Chef Erhan, Jerry and master mixologist Anthony to try their fantastic gin cocktail creations and the house specialty Doya Kebab - you won't regret it. And while you're at it, make sure to give them a follow @doyarestaurant and show your support.

👋🏼 People to Meet

Founded by Leo Medzhibzher (say it 5 times!), Tri Spirits is the pre-eminent craft brand builder in Georgia. With over 25 years of combined experience, Leo and his team combine industry knowledge, extensive relationships and dedication to the brands they serve. When the GADABOUT team is in town, Leo rolls out the red carpet, and shows a dedication and commitment to his craft which is always inspiring. Keep up to date by following @tri_spirits and learn about the dynamic brands they represent. And Leo, this one's for you...Go Dawgs 🏈 🐾!

🥂 Products to Try

Sotol is the next big Mexican spirit. Following in the footsteps of tequila and mezcal, Sotol is a sustainable spirit from the Dasiliryon plant, a member of the asparagus family. We're a big fan of Cardenxe Sotol, a newly launched  brand inspired by art and music. Follow their journey  @cardenxesotol.

Cardenxe Sotol

Characterized by a juxtaposition of sweet and mineral notes, the Sotol De Desierto is tamed by its light lingering vegetal aftertaste – a true celebration of the Sotol plant. We can feel the earth and wood on the tongue, while savoring notes of prickly pear and cocoa on the palate.

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👊 Until Our Next Encounter...

We hope you all had a great week. Stay tuned for more GADABOUT Guide adventures. Until then...


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