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No. 1 / Overall Favorite: Navazos Palazzi Malt Whisky Spain Single Palo Cortado Cask
— New York Times, May 18, 2016
Palazzi has led the most recent rise of artisanal brandy in the United States
— Wine Spectator, December 2014
 

Street Creds


"I used to think I was discerning about spirits, then I met Nicolas Palazzi. He's forgotten more about cognac then I'll ever know, but his knowledge and passion for spirits in other categories is just as rapacious. Besides being our most respected importer, Nick's a friend and a colleague I can count on him for straight talk."
-Jim Meehan, PDT

"I used to think I was discerning about spirits, then I met Nicolas Palazzi. He's forgotten more about cognac then I'll ever know, but his knowledge and passion for spirits in other categories is just as rapacious. Besides being our most respected importer, Nick's a friend and a colleague I can count on him for straight talk."
-Jim Meehan, PDT

"Nicolas puts the “high” in his high-brow selections; his educational style is lyrical and transportive. He dissolves the tired connotations of spirits that confuse even the most discerning in our industry, but also preaches this gospel to laymen and casual connoisseurs. And ever so patiently. Most importantly to me, Nicolas has no patience for the pervasive mediocrity and greed ever-present in the world of “big liquor”. Over time, we believe taste and integrity will prevail. It’s my job to pass this along to my guests, and it’s Nicolas’s job to keep the good stuff coming."
-William Elliott, Maison Premiere/ Sauvage

"Nicolas puts the “high” in his high-brow selections; his educational style is lyrical and transportive. He dissolves the tired connotations of spirits that confuse even the most discerning in our industry, but also preaches this gospel to laymen and casual connoisseurs. And ever so patiently. Most importantly to me, Nicolas has no patience for the pervasive mediocrity and greed ever-present in the world of “big liquor”. Over time, we believe taste and integrity will prevail. It’s my job to pass this along to my guests, and it’s Nicolas’s job to keep the good stuff coming."
-William Elliott, Maison Premiere/ Sauvage

"I have to be one of the most annoying assholes in the world to sell spirits to. I want to know everything I can about a spirit before I bring it into our bars. There’s so much bullshit in the spirits industry these days – it can be very difficult to trust anything and depend on its quality in an unwavering way.
Nicolas is the only person on the planet I trust entirely to buy spirits blindly from. He has the highest standards of any importer in the country, and I like to think I run my silly little bars the same way."
-Bobby Heugel, Pastry War/Anvil/Better Luck Tomorrow/Tongue-Cut Sparrow

"I have to be one of the most annoying assholes in the world to sell spirits to. I want to know everything I can about a spirit before I bring it into our bars. There’s so much bullshit in the spirits industry these days – it can be very difficult to trust anything and depend on its quality in an unwavering way. Nicolas is the only person on the planet I trust entirely to buy spirits blindly from. He has the highest standards of any importer in the country, and I like to think I run my silly little bars the same way."
-Bobby Heugel, Pastry War/Anvil/Better Luck Tomorrow/Tongue-Cut Sparrow