Category Archives: Behind the Bar

  • El Gaucho Portland Team Selects The Next Whiskey Barrel in Kentucky

    El Gaucho Portland’s Nicholas Henley and Peter Strong were given a very important mission: Travel to Versailles, Kentucky to visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery to blend the next iteration of El Gaucho Portland’s Personal Selection.  Nicholas gives us a sneak peek into the custom blending process and how our teams work with our spirit partners […]

  • Fire & Vine Hospitality’s Custom Blend Whiskey Has Arrived

    The Fire & Vine Hospitality spirits syndicate is always looking for something truly special to bring to our guests. In 2016, the team traveled to Kentucky as part of the Makers Mark Select program to create a custom barrel for our collection of restaurants. After selling through the previous barrel, the Makers Mark team created […]

  • Celebrate with Sharable Cocktails Served Tableside at El Gaucho Seattle

    Tableside service has long been a hallmark of the El Gaucho experience, and we are excited to expand that to cocktails for our guests to enjoy together with family and friends. Large-format cocktails are making a comeback – beyond the traditional party punchbowl.  The resurgence of shared drinks is rooted in a long history of […]

  • Three Cheers for El Gaucho’s Four Roses Baltic Porter

    “A quart of ale is a dish for a king” ~ William Shakespeare The El Gaucho team is always looking for a superb product at a great value for our guests, so when the opportunity arose for us to make our own beer, we jumped at the chance.  Creating something unusual that would pair well […]

  • Terralta Tequila: A Celebration of Tradition and Innovation

    Described as a “mad genius,” Terralto Tequila Master Distiller Felipe Camarena is using his inventions “Igor” and “Frankenstein” to honor his family’s history and heritage of tequila making with technical innovations designed to increase sustainability, efficiency and produce the distinctive, award-winning flavor of Terralto tequila. The tradition and culture of small batch craft tequila always […]

  • Espresso Martini by El Gaucho

    Espresso Martini by El Gaucho Make it at home, or stop in and let El Gaucho Seattle bartender Jason Bosshart whip you up an Espresso Martini. Watch our video and see how it’s done! video by Zach Dunn