Rather than try to match the original gin exactly John took the existing botanicals (juniper, cholla cactus blossom, osha root, sage, and hops) and exercised some creative license to produce what he hopes truly matches the original vision of Wheeler’s: A gin that evokes the smell of the desert after a rain and seeks to highlight the unusual ingredients and their character.
Anthony Parks from Bergerac in San Francisco made a drink inspired by deviled eggs at the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition 2015 San Francisco finals. It was crazy in a good way.
In my latest story for Details.com, I asked bartenders which new gins they love to drink. I only included ones with multiple recommendations, and here is a list of 13 that rose to the top. I tried to limit them to gins launched in the last two years, though there may be an exception or two. Rev your G&T with these new gins. Related articles The Gin Renaissance in America: Who, When, Where, and Why Designing Bars that Make Money
In previous posts, I took a look at how Anchor Distilling developed and makes their rye whiskeys and gins. Now we'll look at their genever, which is a whiskey-gin hybrid of sorts, as well as White Christmas, a white whiskey distilled from Anchor's Christmas Ale.
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.
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.