Before launching the industry’s newest, loudest, and most sociopolitically-focused conference, Chicago Style co-founder Caitlin Laman lived many lives. The only person to have won both Speed Rack and Bar Fight (among other things), Laman initially found herself behind the bar as a side hustle while playing for the top women’s rugby club in New York. […]
Hours after Mary Palac competed in the national finals of Speed Rack Season 7, she chopped off the bulk of her long, luminous black hair onstage and donated it to charity. In both instances, she blew the crowd away with her graceful energy and strength under pressure. Born in the Philippines and raised in the […]
Of all the various spirit categories that make up the dynamic culture of drink around the world, gin has arguably the most storied past. Its English heritage tells the story of British aristocracy, class warfare, technological innovation, the maritime industry, and more. Let’s go back to the very beginning, shall we?