Some people say you’re supposed to drink scotch with ice. They claim it brings the beverage closer to the temperature at which it had been stored for years before it reached the glass. Others find the mix of frozen water and scotch sacrilege. John Dewar and his brother Tommy were happy so long as the drink was making its way to someone’s gullet, and when Sam Ross invented the Penicillin at Milk and Honey in 2005, it introduced the brand to a new demographic.
Milk and Honey was ahead of its time when it opened on Eldridge Street in January 2000. The low lights, pristine cocktails, big band soundtrack, and entrance by referral and appointment only laid the foundation for many a speakeasy to come. The bar will close at the end of the month and reopen early next year under Ross’s direction as Atta Boy. Milk and Honey will move uptown, but before it does, Dewar’s wanted to host an event where the Penicillin was invented.Read More