Anchor Distilling currently has just three tiny stills in one corner of the large brewery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Two of them make their rye whiskeys and Genevieve. The other one makes Junipero gin and Hophead vodka. In this post we'll look at the history and production of the spirits produced in one of the stills at Anchor.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
This fall the new Bombay Sapphire distillery will open at the site of Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, about 2 hours' drive from London.
The history of gin generally, and a look at the brands that kicked off the gin renaissance in the US specifically.
For the purposes of categorizing and tracking the American gin renaissance of the late 1990s, I created this huge timeline of when different gin brands launched in the US.
Common techniques and ingredients chosen by bartenders in an international competition, despite their diverse backgrounds and locations.
In the June/July issue of Saveur Magazine, I have a bunch of drink stories. The biggest, longest one, which took me a few months of research to put together, is on the Gin & Tonic.
Another big batch of cocktail (and wine and beer) books has hit the Alcademics inbox. I look forward to checking these out.
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...