From a Q&A in Phoenix, where Lynne previewed her Flava Flav Halloween costume:
The cocktail scene has exploded the last few years. The thing we’re seeing now is American spirits being re-interpreted — and not in the sense of the gimmick. In Vermont, somebody handed me a little plastic cup of local gin and I sniffed it and it was like walking through a field of wildflowers. And this was not some flavored gin. There’s a renaissance going on now with American rye whiskey — bourbon the same, gin the same, vodka the same. And I don’t mean you’ve added a vanilla bean or some phoney-baloney, fake flavor. I mean re-thinking the whole distilling process. And these spirits are turning into sipping liquors.