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October 13, 2011

Liquid Living Magazine


Polished Palate Biography

Dori Bryant

Dori Bryant

Dori Bratyanski-Bryant moved to the Tampa Bay area after 25 years in the Publishing Industry in New York City , Florida & California . She has worked with such fine companies and titles as The New York Daily News, Omni Magazine , USA Today, The New York Times Special Interest Group, Southern Magazine, Weider Health & Fitness, Hachette Fillipachi and, most recently, General Media . While at General Media, she began hosting Tasting Events.

“My passion is Whiskey and, through the years, I have tasted (and maintain tasting notes on) more than 200 Single Malts, Irish Whiskies, Bourbons & other American whiskies & Canadians. My favorite National Holiday is the Malt Advocate’s WhiskyFest in NYC each year.

I was introduced to Brugal, Zacapa, Botran and other premium & super-premium rums and was amazed that they were as complex and luscious as whisk(e)y. In 2000, I was invited to judge at the International Rum Festival held in Newfoundland and, after tasting more than 150 rums & rhums, I became a confirmed cane-spirit enthusiast.

An ‘aged goods’ snob, I started tasting Vodkas and Gins—old favorites and new introductions--some as light & delicate as rose petals, some full-bodied, some with a sweet vanilla finish and some fiery and long on the palate. It was ‘love at first sip’.

Ms. Bryant started her own company in 2003, independently working with Trump World, Smoke & Cardoza Player Magazines. In addition, she occasionally writes about spirits and hosts Polished Palate events, promoting the Distiller’s Art to budding aficionados and enthusiasts across a wide spectrum of spirit categories.

Dori Bryant Polished Palate LLC info@polishedpalate.com