I will visit Chicago this September 14, both to see all your cocktail bars and also to give a talk representing the industry group The Spirit of Italy.
I helped judge the Angostura rum/bitters Global Cocktail Challenge regionals in San Francisco last week, alongside Smuggler's Cove owner Martin Cate and Angostura brand ambassador David Delaney. Here's what happened.
Here are the new bottles of liquor hitting the market announced over the past few weeks.
Making tonic water with purified quinine and extracts.
This week's New Booze is a random selection of flavored ingredients, from barrel-aged bitters to vanilla-flavored bourbon to coffee flavored sambuca.
New mixers hit the market: A bitters gift set, seasonal shrubs, and color-changing tinctures.
These are seven newish drink books that have arrived at Alcademics HQ for your consideration. Most of the below descriptions come from the book blurbs and are not reviews, as I'm about 30 books behind on my reading list. Nicholas Faith's Guide to Cognac by Nicholas Faith (Not sure why this book is so expensive on Amazon; it's only 132 pages. The Kindle version appears to be free.) Nicholas Faith’s Guide to Cognac is a directory supplement to Nicholas’s best-selling book Cognac: The story of the world’s greatest brandy. Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes...
Known for its bitters and rum-making heritage, the House of Angostura (www.angosturarum.com) - with the only rum distillery in Trinidad today - marks its 190th anniversary with the U.S. arrival of Amaro di Angostura.