Brian Van Flandern. Whiskey is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyed spirits, sipped by Madison Avenue ad men and the blue-collar alike. In Whiskey Cocktails, Americas top mixologist Brian Van Flandern reprises his role as author in the fifth edition of Assoulines best-selling cocktail series. These recipes from the mind of Americas top mixologist are all shot against the backdrop of such legendary New York City bars as the Brandy Library, Dead Rabbit Bar, and McSorleys. Like the many vintages explored within, Whiskey Cocktails belongs so high up on the shelf that even the most seasoned bartender may need a ladder to reach it.