This fall the new Bombay Sapphire distillery will open at the site of Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, about 2 hours' drive from London.
February 2014: A farm in Sweden in Ahus where Absolut Vodka is made.
I'm writing a lot of stories that involve sampling, so I've been getting tons of stuff in the mail along with other new products launching. Here is the mailbag for this week.
In my latest story for Details.com, I wrote about the return of apples in cocktails and spirits. The story mentions the return to drinks after the great Appletini shame and lists a ton of mostly-new apple products.
Patrón Spirits unveils Roca Patrón, the company’s first line of higher-proof tequilas produced entirely from the centuries-old tahona process.
The history of gin generally, and a look at the brands that kicked off the gin renaissance in the US specifically.
For the purposes of categorizing and tracking the American gin renaissance of the late 1990s, I created this huge timeline of when different gin brands launched in the US.
I wrote a feature on drinking cocktails, beer, and coffee in Sacramento, California for the July 2014 issue of Imbibe magazine that has just hit newsstands.