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So Much New Booze: Whiskies, of Course, But Amari and More

In today's edition of New Booze, we find new vermouths, vodka, flavored gin, flavored vodka, flavored rum, a couple of amari, a smokeless mezcal, a bottled Old Fashioned, and a ton of new scotch, rye, and bourbon. Read more →

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Turquila? The Weird World of Meat-Distilled Mezcal on Details.com

In my latest story for Details.com (upgraded to a feature!) I wrote about pechuga-style mezcals. These are mezcal redistilled with seasonal fruits and nuts, plus a chicken or turkey (or deer or rabbit or pig) hanging in the still. I thought there were only a couple on the market, but there are at least 8 different brands available in the US. I looked into the origins/history of pechuga and how a few of them differ from each other. Plus: 26 different bars in which to drink it. Have a look! Related articles The Celebrity Tequila Index New Booze, Agave Edition:... Read more →

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New Booze, Agave Edition: Mezcal Vago, Patron Piedra, and Sauza 901

New Booze: Gran Patron Piedra Patrón Spirits announces the launch of the brand’s first extra añejo tequila. Like all Patrón tequilas, Gran Patrón Piedra starts with 100 percent Weber Blue agave grown in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. For Gran Patrón Piedra, and its sister tequilas Gran Patrón Platinum and Gran Patrón Burdeos, the very best of the agave harvest is set aside to create this tequila. Gran Patrón Piedra is aged for more than three years in new American and French oak barrels. In addition to extra añejo ageing, Gran Patrón Piedra is also distinguished by its “Tahona” production... Read more →

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