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By Chris Murphy
It all started in Key Largo.

Taking advantage of the end of daylight savings time, I woke up in a bungalow on the beach in Key Largo. The night before, I had discovered the Caribbean Club in Key Largo, where I learned that this was the original bar, featured in the classic Key Largo movie. Also in Key Largo is the original African Queen boat so it was a big Humphrey Bogart experience. Fast forward to the bar at Ralson’s Goat, home of my favorite local Irish Coffee. Master distiller and my friend Lee Palleschi presents his Bogart Irish Whiskey.

Finished locally in Jackson in Bourbon barrels from an authentic imported whiskey, this Bogart Irish Whiskey as an amazing flavor with a sweet finish and takes an Irish Coffee to a new level when finished off with fresh whipped cream and prepared Buena Vista style. Bogart’s Whiskey has won the Whiskey’s of the World in 2017 and 18. Bogie and Bacall’s son Steven Bogart is one of the owners, so this is super legit and brings my Key Largo story full circle. You can get Bogart Whiskey and other spirits at Save Mart and Fuzio and Ralston’s Goat and we hope many more locations soon. Learn more at



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.