Share a Sip with Alex Castle 06.14.18

Asking me to play favorites with Old Dominick spirits is a little like asking a mother to choose a favorite child. But unlike that situation (or maybe exactly like it?) I do have favorites, it just depends on the day and the season! It’s summertime in Memphis, and nothing cuts through this blistering heat like…

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The Taste: where to find Old Dominick this week [06.08]

Summer has arrived in Memphis, and with it 90-degree temperatures (may we recommend a Honeybell cocktail to take the edge off?) and a full social calendar. There are so many opportunities to #ShareASip throughout Tennessee that we figured we’d highlight a few regularly right here. Cheers! Our favorite thing to pair with any Old Dominick…

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Share A Sip with Alex Castle 05.31.18

Editor’s note: Welcome to a brand new blog series featuring Old Dominick Head Distiller Alex Castle. Every other week, we’ll share new posts from Alex on spirits, the distilling process and more. Cheers!

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April 26: John Paul Keith with Special Guests

With Art Edmaiston and Kirk Smothers on saxophones, Gerald Stephens on piano and organ, Preston Rumbaugh on bass, and Shawn Zorn on drums, John Paul Keith brings his new big band with horns to the Pure Memphis Music Series, playing a mix of Memphis-centric classics, plus new arrangements of the original music from John Paul’s…

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May 10: Cameron Bethany

Cameron Bethany cherishes music like a childhood wonder stashed in a treasure box hidden somewhere between a voice trained in the church, a heart pained by repression, and a soul straining to fly free. He brings the new Memphis sound to the Pure Memphis Music Series May 10. All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and…

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May 24: Amy Black

Amy Black made her lifelong love affair with Memphis music official with her 2017 album ‘Memphis,’ produced and engineered by GRAMMY-nominated Scott Bomar. Living Blues Magazine calls it “expertly crafted and passionately sung,” “worth visiting again and again.” She’ll bring her mix of “Saturday-night sultriness and Sunday-morning gospel” to the Pure Memphis Music Series on May 24.  …

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April 12 : Don Bryant Featuring The Bo-keys

Memphis soul and Hi Records hitmaker Don Bryant returned to prominence in 2017 with ‘Don’t Give Up on Love,’ his first release in decades. The album was created in honor of Bryant’s wife of 43 years, the incomparable Ann Peebles. There’s no better way to see him than with The Bo-Keys, so you won’t want…

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The Blues Foundation is Pure Memphis

Who they are: The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based but world-renowned as THE organization whose mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation has over 4,000 individual members and close to…

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Luther Dickinson featuring Sharde Thomas and Amy LaVere

  Luther Dickinson’s 2016 album Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Vol. I & II is an ambitious double album that collects twenty-one tunes from throughout the multi-instrumentalist’s life and career—songs he wrote with his rock & roll band the North Mississippi Allstars, songs he learned from friends and family – like his dad, noted…

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Talibah Safiya

  With her ability to channel the enchanting nature of Erykah Badu and the no-nonsense dynamism of Nina Simone, Talibah Safiya is a truly spellbinding performer. Though she grew up in Memphis, Talibah’s music career had been rooted in Brooklyn, New York, where she opened for artists like Bilal and Pharcyde, until 2017 – her…

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Jim Lauderdale, February 22 2018

  The Pure Memphis Music Series presents Americana icon Jim Lauderdale on February 22! Lauderdale is a “songwriter’s songwriter” who’s written or co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created…

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The Pistol & The Queen, February 8 2018

  The Pure Memphis Music Series presents Pistol & The Queen on February 8. Pete Wood (itinerant musician, London) picked up hitchhiker Tracey Cayolle (guitar-slinger, New Orleans) just outside of The Women’s Correctional Facility of Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Unperturbed by the fact that Wood was entirely incapable of piloting any form of automobile, the pair…

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John Nemeth, January 25 2018

  In an unlikely spot in downtown Memphis, you’ll find the city’s next iconic music moment happening: Old Dominick Distillery, a Memphis original deeply connected to our city’s entrepreneurial past and its innovative future, launches its Pure Memphis Music series in January of 2018. The Old Dominick story is Pure Memphis, and the musicians presented…

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Red Deluxe is Pure Memphis

Who they are: Red Deluxe Brand Development is a Memphis-based advertising agency that develops marketing strategy and campaigns for local and national clients, including the Memphis Grizzlies, Baptist Hospital, and – one of our favorites – Old Dominick Distillery. We also work across the country developing public service campaigns for national non-profits, and recently completed…

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Signal Flow PR is Pure Memphis

Who they are: Signal Flow Public Relations is a boutique music media firm providing publicity and marketing services for independent musicians and music businesses. Signal Flow – named for the path an audio signal takes from source to output in sound/music recording – launched in July of 2011. The Signal Flow portfolio includes solo artists,…

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Rachel’s Salon is Pure Memphis

(Not all team members are featured in the photo) Who They Are Located at 10 N. Main Street in the historic Dr. D. T. Porter building, overlooking Court Square Park, Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa is a full-service Aveda Concept Salon and spa offering services for men’s and women’s hair as well as massage, facial,…

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Envision Fitness is Pure Memphis

Who They Are: Located at the top floor of The Cadre Building, Envision Fitness is a 9,600 square foot full-service fitness center. Their community of 170+ members and staff work 7 days a week to create an environment where anyone can be accepted, respected and encouraged to work hard at an intensity level they decide…

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Creative Works is Pure Memphis

We at Old Dominick are proud of our Pure Memphis roots and strive to evolve the overall downtown Memphis experience by supporting those who work to better our city. As we kickoff our Pure Memphis digital series, highlighting organizations that are committed to a better Memphis, we are pleased to shed light on the efforts of…

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The Story of Memphis’ Old Dominick Distillery

The story of Memphis’ Old Dominick Distillery begins, like most great adventures, with a dream and a voyage. The birthplace of this dream was the Ligurian coast of Italy in the middle of the 19th century, and the dreamer was Domenico Canale, a boy of modest background from an undistinguished hamlet called San Pietro di…

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