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González Byass launches London No. 1 Gin in the U.S. González Byass announces the arrival of London No. 1 to the U.S. market this spring. The London Dry style gin will launch initially in New York and Florida with additional markets to be added. London No. 1 is distilled in London under the direction of Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and contains 12 botanicals, including juniper, coriander, angelica root, lemon peel, licorice, cinnamon, almond, savory, iris root, orange peel and bergamot. It is one of only a handful of gins actually distilled in London and uses the small batch pot still... Read more →

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Gin by Brockmans Brockmans Gin, a new style gin from the U.K., is now available in the U.S. Launched in England in 2009 and expanded to Switzerland & Spain in 2010, the London-based brand is now available in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Breaking away from the London Dry style gin, Brockmans is designed to be consumed neat or over ice. Brockmans is made with ingredients such as angelica, coriander from Bulgaria and juniper berries sourced from Tuscany. These botanicals is steeped in grain spirit for up to 24 hours to release their flavors. After steeping, Brockmans is distilled in a... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

San Francisco bartenders are responsible for the creation of at least 24 different spirits, some available at retail and some reserved just for the bars. In the April 2014 edition of 7x7 Magazine, I have a story about them, with accompanying recipes online. Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Bi-coastal bartender Dominic Venegas has put together the drink list for The Winslow in NYC, which opened last night. San Francisco residents will remember Venegas from his stints everywhere from Range to Bacar to Smuggler's Cove. In NYC, he also bartends at NoMad. I don't see the cocktail menu for The Winslow online, so here it is. Note the heavy emphasis on the Gin & Tonic (official drink of 2013!) and the Light Cocktails section. Gin & Tonic A selection of gins to be paired with fruit, spice, botanicals, and the perfect tonic to help showcase their characteristics. Ford’s Gin..................................................................10... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Hello from Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in Buenos Aires! I am attending three seminars today held at the lovely Intercontinental Hotel. (Then the rest of the time I'll just be in bars.) The first seminar was a talk by David Wondrich called Drinking the Americas from Punch to Prohibition Below are notes I took in the seminar, mostly unedited, but let me know if these raise any questions and I'll try to answer them. When Columbus arrived some South American and North American peoples had localized fermented beverages but not really any trade or exchange in them. When... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Today Beefeater annouced the launch of Burrough's Reserve, a gin aged in Lillet barrels. It comes as part of a larger trend of reversing the traditional aging times of spirits and cocktails. White whiskies have been a huge trend for several years, mostly led by the craft distilling movement. The small batch distillers couldn't afford to wait for their whiskies to fully mature before selling them, so they all started selling young, barely, or not-at-all-aged spirit. The trend became so big that the major brands couldn't ignore it. Even Jack Daniels and Jim Beam released young/unaged whiskies at the end... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

I sort of didn't care what was in a cocktail called the The Brown Trout, because the name is so awesome I would have probably ordered it regardless. But the ingredients are... intriguing anyway. Gin, scotch, Aperol, gentian liqueur, and elderflower - what could go wrong? Everything! But the drink was very nice - give it a try sometime. I ordered this drink at Pint + Jigger during Hawaii Cocktail Week and it was my favorite drink that night. The Brown Trout By Dave Newman 1.5 oz Hendrick's Gin .5 oz Johnnie Walker Black .5 oz Aperol .75 oz Bonal... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.