Shanghai is loud, busy, a city that stretches into the sky for as far as you can see, full of humanity — with some fantastic bars to visit.
You’ll find Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China — not a city previously fond of Western-style cocktails, by the way — and a very speakeasy-style entrance.
DMBA 2018 is in its third year and pays tribute to the bars, bartenders and brands doing great things across China and beyond.
In a sign of growing interest in bourbon and in quality spirits generally, Josh Ozersky writes in the Wall Street Journal that as demand for artisanal products has exploded, brands like Pappy Van Winkle — spurred on by ringing endorsements from celebrity chefs — are increasingly hard to find. And they are increasingly expensive.
“Hong Kong could quickly become a major player on the world cocktail scene.”