Here is the latest batch of booze books to hit store shelves and my mailbox. We've got a cognac history, a couple of cocktail recipe books, one on cooking with cocktails, and another exploring wine.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A look at the new liquors/liqueurs hitting the market over the past couple months.
Behold the new liquor releases that came out in June or are coming soon. There is a lot of gin and brandy, and some fancy scotch too.
As usual, a ton of whiskey and a smattering of other products hitting the US market.
In pot-still distillation we always talk about the cuts: the heads and tails that are discarded (or recycled), and the hearts cut that become the spirit that ends up in the bottle. But some distillers make a cut between the heart and the tails called the "seconds."
Here are some of the new spirits hitting the market over the last couple of months: lots of rye but also gin, tequila, pisco, applejack, and more.
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.
The menu is broken down into sections for cocktails made with cognac (8), armagnac (6), calvados (6), American brandy (8), pisco (6), and eau de vie and grappa (6).