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November 2013

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Ready for Reyka DANIEL BRANCUSI BRINGS REYKA VODKA FROM ICELAND TO THE MASSES by Rachel Burkons / photos by Jesse Winter L eaning against the nondescript wall in front of Long Island City mixology mecca Dutch Kills, Daniel Brancusi stares intently into a camera, a photographer moving around him, snapping away rapid-fire. He follows the photographer's instructions before running inside for a quick costume change and stopping to say hello to the bar's Daytime Manager. Five minutes later, THE TASTING PANEL's photographer arrives: You see, as Brand Ambassador for Reyka Vodka, Daniel's achieved A-list industry status and has back-to-back photo shoots lined up in a matter of hours. "It's all part of the job," he says with a smile. As the newest member of the William Grant & Sons Brand Ambassador team, a group known for their impressive collection of airline miles and industry connections in every port of call, november 2013  /  the tasting panel  /  109 TP1113_109-156.indd 109 10/24/13 9:16 AM

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