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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is Kevin R. Kosar?

A:  Kevin R. Kosar founded in 1998. He is the author of Moonshine: A Global History (Reaktion Books), Whiskey: A Global History (Reaktion Books), and a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2004). He appeared in the Johnnie Walker documentary, The Man Who Walked Around the World (2020). He founded and led the alcohol policy program at the R Street Institute, a Washington, DC think-tank (2015-2019).

He has written about drinks, drinks history, and drinks politics for the New York Times, American Spectator, and the late Weekly Standard. Kosar has served as a judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, co-hosted “Vodka Festival” in New York City’s Grand Central Station, and won an Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award. His biography and non-drinks writings are at

Q: What media coverage has received?

A: has received coverage in the Associated Press, Hemispheres, New York Post, New York Press, Penthouse, Sainsburys (UK), Stuff magazine, Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine,  Whisky Magazine (UK), and numerous online media outlets. Kosar has been quoted on MarketWatch, CNET, and numerous other media outlets.

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A: I’m happy to try your drinks. Ship a sample and any information about your products to:

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3900A Watson PL NW APT 8FG
Washington DC 20016

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Washington DC 20016


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