In a post for PopularScience.com I wrote about a technology being employed to toast wine and now whiskey barrels with infrared light.
In a recent post for Departures.com, I wrote about where to drink in a few US airports now, and a few announced plans for where you'll find better drinks in the future.
My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history.
In today's edition of New Booze, we find new vermouths, vodka, flavored gin, flavored vodka, flavored rum, a couple of amari, a smokeless mezcal, a bottled Old Fashioned, and a ton of new scotch, rye, and bourbon.
Fall Drink Books: Cocktails of Cuba, Hollywood, Hemingway; Scratch and Sniff Whiskey; Famous Bar Drinks, and More
So, so many drink books are coming out this fall. Here are the latest covering everything from Hollywood to Cuba to Manhattan to Paris; a photo book on bourbon and a scratch and sniff guide to the same; Prohibition liquor and two books on cocktails of the silver screen.
The regular New Booze feature might better be called New Whiskey, as it seems 80% of new spirits products released are scotch and bourbon. Today we have 15 of those, plus liqueurs, vodka, gin, cognac, and Spanish brandies.