Sloe Gin, traditionally, is sloes steeped in gin with sugar to produce a tart, berry-like winter gin, often sipped as a digestif. Sloes are small stone fruits related to the plum. While in the UK it's a homemade tradition that peoples' grandmothers are familiar with, in the 1970s and 80s commercial products (mostly used in the Sloe Gin Fizz) were just neutral alcohol with coloring and flavoring. Plymouth was the first brand I knew of to bring back a real infusion of sloes. 26% ABV. Since then, some other interesting new variations have hit the market. Greenhook Ginsmiths has a...
New Booze for December 2016 features a range of new tequilas, a bunch of imported gins (and one experimental US one), a slew of scotch whiskies, one very old Irish whiskey, and more.
This year's batch of cocktail and spirits books - all put together in one big list to make your gift list (or your own wish list) easy to see.
An interview with the creator of brands like Hendrick's Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum about branding and his new book on Colonial drinks.