Spencer Spellman

About the Author Spencer Spellman

Beginning his writing career as a writer and editor for a travel guide publisher, Spencer has spent the last few years freelancing, covering travel, food and drinks, with his work appearing in National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog, the Los Angeles Times, AFAR Magazine, AOL Travel, Outside Magazine just to name a few. When he’s not traveling the world in search of the best whiskey, you can find him in Los Angeles attempting to have a taco from every single taqueria and trying to find the best cocktail. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and on his website, Whiskey Tango Globetrot.

48 Hours in Downtown LA Drink Me Mag
48 HoursLos Angeles

48 Hours in Downtown L.A.

 “Uno Poblano Escobar,” I said, close the bartender’s ear, not because I was ordering something illegal, but rather because the music, loud chatter, and laughter drowned out everything else at Las Perlas. You read that right, Poblano Escobar, not to be confused with Pablo Escobar—Colombian narcoterrorist-cum-politician. The fresh and sweet …

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48 Hours

48 Hours in Okinawa, Japan

By Spencer Spellman “Habushu,” I say to the bartender, in my thick southern drawl as I point at a large jug towering over all the other liquor bottles. “Habushu?” the bartender responds disconcertedly. “You want habushu? The snake wine?” I nod, “Yes, a glass of snake wine. Straight up.” The …

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