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Spotlight Feature

Allan Roth - Brand Ambassador, Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky

From his ivy league education in Political Science, to brand ambassador for one of the biggest whisky brands in the world, Glenfiddich. Check out my latest spotlight for a brief look at Allan’s journey into his current role and what he has to say about his experiences representing this global, scotch whisky giant.


Cocktail Trend

What’s the Deal With Low-ABV Cocktails?

Low-ABV cocktails have had their ebbs and flows throughout history. Read more about why, and how, they are trending now!


Featured Article


Barrel-Making, Whiskey-Drinking, and Southern Hospitality With Woodford Reserve

This feature highlights my experience in Kentucky with Woodford Reserve and the James Beard Foundation. If you’ve never experienced the food and drink in Kentucky, it will absolutely be on your list after reading this.


Featured Recipe

Recipe: It’s a Rasta Ting

This drink brings the heat with Fatalli pepper-infused Plantation Xaymaca rum & other delicious fruit and herbal flavors. Check out how to make it!


Game of Thrones

Cocktail Series

Game of Thrones Cocktail Series

If you are a GOT fan like I am, you probably grew tired of waiting for the 8th and final season. Don’t you worry though. I’ve come up with five delicious GOT-inspired cocktails to enjoy in the meantime.

About Me

Photo:  Justin Sisson

Photo: Justin Sisson


Hi! I'm Tyler.

I read about, write about, and take photos of cocktails & spirits. Why? Because I'm kind of nerdy and love learning, specifically, about the history, culture, and science of it all.

Join me on my booze-filled journey to get the latest cocktail trends, the best booze to buy, some cool recipes, and learn a thing or two. Learning is a lot more fun (and funny) when drinking is involved, I promise.

Follow me on Instagram @bon_vivantito.



Mixing It Up


A proper drink at the right time—one mixed with care and skill and served in a true spirit of hospitality—is better than any other made thing at giving us the illusion, at least, that we’re getting what we want from life. A cat can gaze upon a king, as the proverb goes, and after a Dry Martini or a Sazerac Cocktail or two, we’re all cats.
— David Wondrich, Imbibe!