2022 Year in Review

December 22, 2022 — 2022 was a year of significant growth for us at PUNCH Media. We’ve been lucky enough to continue our strategic partnerships with our amazing clients, as well expanding to work with new folks such as Baba’s Acid Trip, Occasionette, SNACKTIME, Bellemille, Xfinity! Live, and The Pathfinder Hemp and Root. We had the immense pleasure of launching Tamworth Distilling’s viral sensation — Crab Trapper — as well as Steven Grasse’s new book, Brand Mysticism. We celebrated Negroni Week at Pebble Bar in Times Square with Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve Boulevardiers and got in on the caviar bump trend with Finlandia Vodka Martinis at NYC’s Analogue. Bluebird Distilling combined both our favorite vices with the launch of Char & Stave Coffee and New Liberty Distillery announced a groundbreaking collaboration with 2x Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins. Seaview Hotel & Golf Club received a glowing review by Forbes (noted as an “Idyllic Fall Jersey Shore Getaway”), and Forsythia garnered a spot on Craig LaBan’s annual year in dining roundup for Best Special Occasion Meal featuring their 10 Day Dry-Aged Whole Duck.

Check out a snapshot below of some of our big wins from this year. Here’s to 2023!

ART IN THE AGE

  • Philadelphia Magazine – Why Old City Is Your One Stop Shop for All Things Wedding

Art in the Age, Atelier Bianca, Forsythia in Philadelphia Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLY ROOFTOP LOUNGE

ATELIER BIANCA SPOSA

  • Philadelphia Magazine – Why Old City Is Your One Stop Shop for All Things Wedding

Art in the Age, Atelier Bianca, Forsythia in Philadelphia Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

BABA’S ACID TRIP 

  • HerMoney – Female-Owned Companies to Support on Small Business Saturday 

BRAND MYSTICISM 

  • Philadelphia Magazine – Booze-and-Brand Guru Steven Grasse on His Just-Released Book and Whiskey

Brand Mysticism, Steven Grasse in Philadelphia Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Liquor.com – 20 New Cocktail and Spirit Books to Read in Fall and Winter 2022 
  • VinePair – The 10 Best Booze Books to Buy This Holiday Season 

COOPERS’ CRAFT BOURBON 

  • UPROXX – The Best Bottles of Bourbon Whiskey Between $20 – $30, Ranked 
  • Martha Stewart – The 6 Best Bourbons to Gift Dad This Father’s Day 
  • Mashed – 17 Best Bourbons For Cooking That Every Chef Needs 

CRAB TRAPPER –THE VIRAL SPIRIT FROM TAMWORTH DISTILLING 

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 
  • Associated Press – From under to on the rocks: Invasive crabs become whiskey 
  • Food & Wine – This Whiskey Is Made From Crabs 
  • Insider – An American distillery is turning invasive green crabs into whiskey, and people say it tastes like a ‘briny Fireball’ 
  • Reuters – Feeling crabby? There’s a whiskey for that
  • NPR — A distillery is fighting invasive crabs by turning them into whiskey

FINLANDIA VODKA 

  • Southern Kitchen – 2 bourbon-free vodka cocktails for your Kentucky Derby party 
  • Tasting Table – 10 Best Vodkas For A Martini 
  • Liquor.com — The 14 Best Flavored Vodkas to Drink in 2022 – Best Grapefruit 

FORSYTHIA

Art in the Age, Atelier Bianca, Forsythia in Philadelphia Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHOST LIGHT INN

  • PureWow – 13 Fall Road Trips Near NYC for All Your Leaf-Peeping, Apple Picking and Wine-Sipping Needs 

JET WINE BAR

  • Tasting Table — 15 Of The Best Natural Wine Bars In The US 

NEW LIBERTY DISTILLERY 

  • Distilling.com — New Liberty Distillery Honored as Distillery of the Year by the American Distilling Institute 
  • UPROXX – New Bourbons Whiskeys To Track Down This December – New Liberty Bloody Butcher 100% PA Bourbon Whiskey 
  • Fred Minnick – New Liberty Releases Pennsylvania Bloody Butcher Bourbon 
  • Robb Report – A Former NFL Star Is Launching the First Whiskey to Source Grain From Black and Brown Farmers
  • Whisky Advocate – The Whisky Lover’s Philadelphia Travel Guide
  • Sports Illustrated – Malcolm Jenkins Reflects on Eagles Career, New Business Venture

RED OWL TAVERN

    • Forbes – 20 Spooky Cocktails Sure To Summon The Spirit Of Halloween

REX AT THE ROYAL 

ROYAL BOUCHERIE 

  • Edible Philly – Movers & Shakers – Eden Beschen, Head Bartender: The Bold Matchmaker

Royal Boucherie in Edible Philly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pawn Stars – Season 1 Episode 2 – Revolutionary Deals

Royal Boucherie on Pawn Stars

 

 

 

 

 

SEAVIEW, A DOLCE HOTEL

    • Forbes– What Makes Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, An Idyllic Fall Jersey Shore Getaway

SNACKTIME 

  • Philadelphia Magazine – How Pandemic Project Snacktime Became Philly’s Favorite Band 
  • Philadelphia Inquirer – What time is it? Party band Snacktime is playing the Firefly Music Festival – and all over Philly 

STELLA OF NEW HOPE 

  • Bucks.Co Today – Chef Michael O’Halloran wins on Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network) 

STRATUS ROOFTOP LOUNGE

  • Forbes – 20 Spooky Cocktails Sure To Summon The Spirit Of Halloween

TAMWORTH DISTILLING

  • Men’s Journal – Where to Get the Freshest Seasonal Fall Foods Right Now – Whiskey: Tamworth Distilling Unholy Rye Grave Robber
  • Men’s Journal – The Latest Trend in Beer and Spirits Bottles the Essence of Evergreen Trees – Garden Apiary Gin
  • Food & Wine – 35 Unusual Gins to Add to Your Home Bar
  • New Hampshire Magazine – New Hampshire Winter Survival Guide
  • American Whiskey Magazine – Tastings – Tamworth Chocorua Rye

Tamworth Distilling on American Whiskey Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PATHFINDER HEMP AND ROOT 

  • Imbibe Magazine – Drink of the Week: The Pathfinder Non-Alcoholic Spirit 
  • The New York Times – The Best Nonalcoholic Drinks 
  • Bloomberg – The World Cup of Luxury Spirits: Best Booze of 2022 
  • InsideHook – Review: The Pathfinder Is a Non-Alcoholic Spirit That Shines in Boozy Drinks 
  • Men’s Journal – Best Amaro to Sip Neat, Mix in Cocktails, or Enjoy as a Digestif
  • Cosmopolitan –The 40 Best Holiday Cocktails to Whip Up This Holiday Szn

XFINITY! LIVE 

  • Esquire – Inside the Boozy, Rowdy Vortex of the Philadelphia Sports Boom

 

-Hannah Church