Check out the new website Daily SevenFifty, where I have a story on the science of aging spirits.
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.
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.