Episode 16: Noah Rothbaum from The Daily Beast
I am super excited to welcome Noah Rothbaum on this episode of Movers & Shakers. Noah is The Daily Beast’s Chief Cocktail Correspondent and the editor of its Half Full section. He also hosts the podcast Life Behind Bars with legendary cocktail historian David Wondrich.
In addition, Rothbaum is the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels, which was published in the spring 2015, and the associate editor of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, which will be published in the spring of 2018. Rothbaum’s first book, The Business of Spirits: How Savvy Marketers, Innovative Distillers, and Entrepreneurs Changed How We Drink was published in 2007.
According to Chicago magazine’s chief dining critic, Jeff Ruby, “Rothbaum knows drinking like Newton knew gravity, but he’s not all high and mighty about it, creating laws and whatnot.” And The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog called him “one of the smartest tipplers (and writers on spirits) we know.”
Today we discuss the evolution of drinking culture in New York and beyond, life as a journalist in food & beverage, and so much more. I hope you enjoy the show.