Staff Author

Location: New York

Ben Schaffer is a New York writer specializing in spirits. He has been contributing to since 2017.


In addition to his work for, Schaffer is the publisher of Rum Reader, an online rum magazine. Previously, he cofounded the consulting firm The Best Bar in the World with Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of The Dead Rabbit.

Awards and Publications

Schaffer co-wrote “The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual.”


Schaffer earned a bachelor's degree from Bard College.

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