Marshall Fawley is one of two founding members of Scofflaw’s Den. An attorney by training and the progeny of a family of moonshiners, Mr. Fawley devotes a majority of his free time to the creation, collection and education in the cocktailian arts. Mr. Fawley and Mr. Whipkey, friends since their days at the University of Virginia, began writing Scofflaw’s Den in 2007 to cover the rediscovery of bespoke craft cocktails. Over the course of the next few years, Scofflaw’s Den became one of the most popular and widely read sites on craft cocktails in the United States. In 2012, Mr. Fawley was the national cocktail correspondent for AARP.com. Mr. Fawley is a Pernod-Ricard trained spirits educator and has taken his passion to the classroom. He has taught and trained restaurant staff and patrons on subjects ranging from bitters, bartending techniques, spirit tastings, the history of spirits and cocktails and even the kitschy Americana of the Tiki Bar. In addition to writing and teaching, Mr. Fawley has been creating homemade bitters for several years. After giving some bitters to friends at Tales of the Cocktail in 2009, cocktail insiders & bar owners began asking for bottles for their own. As a result, Mr. Fawley’s bitters have been found behind the bar at top cocktail bars in Washington, DC, New York City, Portland, Oregan, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Mr. Fawley’s classes and original cocktails have been featured in a variety of publications including Imbibe, Mutineer Magazine, Chilled Magazine, Washingtonian, Eater DC, AskMen.com and Market Watch. Additionally, the Scofflaws Den classes have been written about on various local blogs and websites. Mr. Fawley’s knowledge and passion for craft cocktails and spirits are unparalleled and infectious to those he meets. He is confident that he and the other members of Scofflaws Den can build a world-class cocktail program at any establishment with the matching desire and drive.
Jul 1 2013