Profile: Bozkurt Karasu
From The Alcohol Professor
Bozkurt 'Bozzy' Karasu (@bozkurtkarasu) moved to NYC in 2003 to join The Wooster Group as their Production Manager after working as a freelance performing arts production manager and designer in Istanbul, Turkey for 13 years. In 2012 he moved to Cambridge, MA this time to join Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Technical Instructor. He regularly tastes whisk(e)y and blogs about it at tire-bouchon.
NoteStreams By Bozkurt Karasu
When you travel abroad, it’s customary to bring back a bottle of booze that is identified with the region you visited. Sometimes just because your friends asked for them, sometimes to serve when you are boring everyone to death/regaling everyone with your stories and endless slideshows of the vacation. But what if you wanted to bring a bottle most of your booze lover friends may not be familiar, something around which a conversation can be created?
A friend of mine once told me that everybody has to have their own “Top Five London Pubs” list. He believed that it was a very important document to be shared with friends. So, here is mine to share for your next trip across the pond!
I’ve visited quite a lot of different cities in my lifetime and also had the privilege to live in a few of the most beautiful ones, but I never had a relationship like the one I have with Antwerp.
It is a historic, picturesque, stylish, artistic and hip city. And needless to say, after so many years, I have a few suggestions you might want to note down for your next visit.
Here we'll explore the production process and share some reflections on the traditional Turkish spirit. Turkish rakı has some distinct characteristics and is also nowadays protected by law to keep its consistency and quality. Find out how it's made, what to pair it with, and why singing is important. Recommendations included.
Growing up in Istanbul, Turkey in early 80s, I witnessed a lot of changes in the country. We were blending into the capitalist world and for the first time in my life I was witnessing imported goods hitting the shop windows, taking over slowly but surely.
In 2003 I moved to New York as a burgeoning whiskey enthusiast and was hungry to learn and to taste as much as I could. After years of tasting whiskey I started to grow a different kind of appreciation for good cheap whiskeys. - and I've got a couple to recommend you try!