How Richard Boccato Became One of the Biggest Cocktail Ice Dealers in NYC — Vendors

Hundredweight Big Ice specializes in making high-end, hand-cut ice specifically for cocktails. The NYC-based company is owned and operated by bar owner Richard Boccato and produces two-inch cubes, slabs, spheres and more to be shipped to bars across the city.

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Producer: Carla Francescutti
Directors: Carla Francescutti, Murilo Ferreira
Camera: Murilo Ferreira, Connor Reid
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19 Replies to “How Richard Boccato Became One of the Biggest Cocktail Ice Dealers in NYC — Vendors”

  1. Thanks for coming to the shop and checking us out, we appreciate it.

    – Louie, Driver

  2. "How to sell tap water at 100 times its price to dumb snobs". This man is a bussiness genious.

  3. Here's your little spirit with long ice cube and thats 150 dollar please….????????????

  4. This is great idea. Beautiful and clean job. Congratulations on your success!!

  5. 'to be completely sustainable to the point where not a drop of water hits the floor of the shop', meanwhile the video very clearly cuts to their process of using a knife to shave off ice which falls on the floor, just to get a perfect shape. The owner seems chill and all but that was pure nonsense that came out of his mouth. The very nature of a product whose selling point is its unnatural aesthetic goes against sustainability. Nothing wrong with wasting a bit of water, everyone probably wastes more in a day but at least don't pretend you care about saving water when you're running a cocktail ice business.

  6. Lmao bro is literally selling New York tap water ice and talking about it like it flows right down from mount Olympus or something

  7. The wisest thing that should be on everyone mind currently should be to invest in different streams of income that doesn't depend on the govt. Especially with the current economic crisis around the world. This is still a good time to invest in Gold, silver and digital currencies(BTC, ETH..).

  8. I started making my own clear ice at home about a year ago for my home bar and it absolutely makes a difference. I've almost become a snob about friggin ice as crazy as that sounds.

  9. why can't you just sell me a premium block of ice and I can cut it however I need?

  10. My throats is constantly gulping when the bartender is presenting that cocktail ????

  11. As someone who grew up drinking water from a 900 foot well in the mountains of appalachia i can personally attest to NY water being complete and utter garbage.
    Good thing he's filtering it.

  12. Damn this guy really worked in some of the best bars of the cocktail Renaissance and then turned around and started a business on the most universal ingredient of a bar. I'd loved to meet him some day

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