Who Am I ?
1. Who am I?
Jason Albaum. Syrup Maker and Spirits Buyer at Acker Merrall & Condit in NYC.
2. What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I make handcrafted artisanal cocktail syrups. Currently I am working on a recipe for dinner pairings with the Highlands Dinner Club.
3. Where are you from and where are you going?
I am from the “mean” streets of Ringwood, New Jersey. And looking to go global. Or at least maximize my regional presence.
4. Who is your biggest hero?
My grandfather Bernard. He taught me that you will never get what you are unwilling to go after.
5. What book is your bible?
I would say that for a while it was Lord of the Rings. Lately it is probably Dr. Seuss” O The Things You Can Think.
6. What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love a good new sound, I am obsessed with music. It keeps me grounded. I am always on the hunt for something for the ears.
I hate, this is a strong word, I dislike getting off track. It happens way to often for me. I work my life best when all my activities are lined up neat. I guess I hate being flustered and underprepared.
7. What is your raison d”être?
Right now I would have to say it is my family. They keep me getting up every morning. As a husband and father of three, all I wish for is to make them proud and have left them a great legacy.
8. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is Navy Blue.
9. Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
For a long time my favorite comic book hero was Wolverine. His loner strength was something I looked up to. But now I would say I am more of a Captain America: build a team and fight the good and righteous fight kinda guy.
10. What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
Well, it used to be the Limelight, what fun went on there. These days anywhere that my wife comes with me.
11. What turns you on?
My wife. I love confidence.
12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What is the air speed of a swallow?
Jason Albaum is a syrup maker and spirits buyer at Acker Merrall & Condit in New York City.
Photography Courtesy of Jason Albaum
Design by Marie Havens
Jason Albaum, Photography Courtesy of Jason Albaum