Noah Rothbaum is the former editor of The Daily Beast’s Half Full section. Under his leadership, the site won the 2018 and the 2020 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication. He also hosted the podcast Life Behind Bars with legendary cocktail historian David Wondrich. It won the 2018 and 2021 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best Podcast Series and, according to the New York Times, is “a perfect comfort listen for the curious drinker.”

In addition, Rothbaum is the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels and the forthcoming The Whiskey Bible. He is the associate editor of the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, which was just published. His first book, The Business of Spirits: How Savvy Marketers, Innovative Distillers, and Entrepreneurs Changed How We Drink, was published in 2007.