James Beard-Winning Author Brad Thomas Parsons Visits Charleston for Two Events at High Wire Distilling Co. and Edmund’s Oast on October 20

On Thursday, October 20, both High Wire Distilling Co. and Edmund’s Oast welcome Brad Thomas Parsons to Charleston with amaro-fueled book events celebrating his just-published Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas.

 At High Wire Distilling (652 King Street), from noon – 2 PM, Parsons will lead a Talk and Guided Tasting of at least 8 different amari; the ticket price includes the talk and tasting, cocktails, small bites, and a signed copy of Amaro. More information, and tickets, available here.

 That evening, the fun moves to Edmund’s Oast (1081 Morrison Drive) for an Amaro Power Hour from 6 – 9 PM. This one-night-only event will feature a special a la carte menu, a selection of cocktails from the book, a barrel of Underberg, and small bites. Parsons will be on hand pouring samples and signing books, which will be available for purchase. More information here. 

Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding world of bittersweet liqueurs (called amari in Italian) – today, there is a dizzying range of amaro available, from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, to the growing category of regional, American-made amaro. A must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional, Amaro will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today.



BRAD THOMAS PARSONS is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, which was the winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards, and a finalist for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon AppétitFood & WineTravel + LeisureLucky PeachPunch, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.btparsons.com.