Marie

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Name:  Marie (aka: Bloody Marie)

Where are you originally from? Born and Raised in San Diego

How long have you worked for Aero Club? Since February 2015

What shifts do you usually work? Monday – early shift

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? There are no kids allowed here.

Favorite cocktail? A Paloma

Favorite Beer?  Alpine’s Nelson IPA

Favorite whiskey? Cyrus Noble

Favorite spirit? Tequila

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Running, Cycling and Drinking — The Marie Triathalon

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story?  Yes! On the inter bicep, a diamond framed succulent.  On my leg, a pinup girl.  On my waist, a sugarskull.

Profile of Chad Berkey, Aero Club Bar Manager

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We are so proud to have Chad Berkey as our bar manager at Aero Club.  He is very passionate about the bar, whiskey and crafting cocktails.  When Chad isn’t working at the bar, or being a new dad, he also runs his own business called Tin Play: http://www.tinplay.com/. We use his products at Aero Club!

Oh did we mention that Chad is also an author?  His new book, The North American Whiskey Guide From Behind The Bar is available now on Amazon – Hard Cover & Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/North-American-Whiskey-Guide-Behind/dp/1624140769

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Here’s a blog post about the Guide: http://agentlemansword.com/2014/12/the-north-american-whiskey-guide-from-behind-the-bar/

New at Aero Club: The BenRiach Scotch Whisky

We are proud to carry The BenRiach Single Malt Scotch Whisky.  Since 1898, The BenRiach has been distilling some of the finest whisky in “ ’Heart of Speyside’, between the village of Rothes and the town of Elgin, in the North-East of Scotland.”

What makes BenRiach stand apart from the “other Spey Valley distilleries, the traditional floor maltings with their distinctive pagoda style chimneys can produce peated, malted barley, enabling the distillery to capture the defining taste of peat reek in a few of their special bottlings.”

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Currently (as of 6/24/14), we have these BenRiach whiskys in stock.

  • Single Malt Limited Release 2000 (bottle 558 of 619) “Oloruso Sherry Finish”
  • Single Malt Aged 12 Years
  • Single Malt Aged 12 Years, “Horizons”, triple distilled
  • Single Malt Aged 16 Years
  • Single Malt Aged 17 Years “Solstice”, heavily peated Port Finish
  • Single Malt Aged 25 Years “Authentics”, peated
  • Single Malt Aged 17 Years “Septendecim” peated

We are also planning an upcoming The BenRiach tasting at Aero Club.   Contact us at the bar for further details

More Aero Cocktails

We love our cocktails at Aero Club.

Here is our cocktail menu and also every whiskey we have stocked:  http://aeroclubbar.com/whiskey-menu/

If you are feeling adventurous, you can always trust our bartenders to make you a cocktail using your favorite spirits and mixers.

WHISKEY SOUR

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TRAMP

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AERO MULE

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WHISKEY CADILLAC

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Aero Cocktails

Here are some of our cocktails at Aero.

You can check our menu for a complete list:
http://aeroclubbar.com/whiskey-menu/

Or you can be at the mercy of the bartender and let us make you a drink using your favorite spirit and ingredients.

 

MANHATTAN

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SAZERAC

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OLD FASHIONED

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BE GOOD OR BE GONE

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BLOODY LOWLAND

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The Health Benefits of Whiskey

Like our bartender, Brandon, said when he saw this article – “I knew it!”:

http://foodtofitness.com/health-benefits-of-whiskey/

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“Health Benefits of Whiskey – Prevents Cancer

Whiskey is a wonder drink for cancer patients. It is high in anti-oxidants that helps in restricting the growth of cancer cells. Whiskey contains ellagic acid which is a natural phenol anti-oxidant. It has antiproliferative property which helps in prohibiting the DNA to get in contact with certain cancer causing compounds like nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. It also has a chemo protective effect in cellular models as it helps in reducing the oxidation process in the body.”

Jeff

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Name: Jeff (Bar Back & Door)

Where are you originally from? Connecticut

How long have you worked for Aero Club? 2 years or so

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? We are like a little family at Aero!

Favorite cocktail? Whiskey Mule

Favorite Beer? Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Favorite whiskey? Blanton’s Bourbon

Favorite spirit? Is there anything else besides Whiskey?

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love hiking and I love going to see local bands.

Do you have any tattoos? I don’t have a single tattoo.

Brandon

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Name: Brandon

Where are you originally from? I am a San Diego native

How long have you worked for Aero Club? About 4 years

What shifts do you usually work? Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Being here with all these nice people that come in and being able to work at a place where I can share my passion for whiskey.

Favorite cocktail? Aero Whiskey Sour (Bourbon, Muddled Lemon, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Topped with Cinnamon)

Favorite Beer? Allagash White

Favorite whiskey? I love Kentucky Straight Bourbon, so probably Four Roses, Single Barrel

Favorite spirit? WHISKEY!

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love to play music (I am the drummer for Danny and the Tramp). I also love taking my wife out to dinner!

Do you have any tattoos? I have this 7 in a heart that I got on our 7th wedding anniversary.

Bill

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Name:  Bill, The Owner

Where are you originally from? Bayridge, Brooklyn NYC – Although I couldn’t afford to live there now

How long have you owned Aero Club? 2004, is when I bought it.

What shifts do you usually work? I am usually here every day, from open to whenever.

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? The people that come through here

Favorite cocktail? I don’t drink cocktails.

Favorite Beer?  Allagash White

Favorite whiskey? Elijah Craig, 20 year Single Barrel

Favorite spirit? Whiskey, of course.

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I’m very boring

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story? NOPE.

Barbara

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Name:  Barbara

Where are you originally from? Upstate New York

How long have you worked for Aero Club? Eight Years

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays – Early shift

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Meeting cool people that I get to hang out with for a few hours . And talking smack with them. I get to be myself here since it isn’t a corporate environment

Favorite cocktail? Tramp Cocktail – Bourbon, Amaretto, Muddled Lemon, Splash of 7

Favorite Beer?  Racer 5

Favorite whiskey?  Laphroaig 10 – nice smoky and peaty

Favorite spirit? Whiskey

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Go hiking and camping.

Do you have any tattoos? NONE!

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