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.
Here are some of the new spirits hitting the market over the last couple of months: lots of rye but also gin, tequila, pisco, applejack, and more.
Peru is an exciting country for drink nerds like me, as it is the birthplace of the potato, pisco, and the cinchona tree that produces quinine for tonic water. I didn't realize until recently that it was also the birthplace of the international guano industry, perhaps the world's first exported industrial fertilizer.
In 2014 I visited Peru with Pisco Porton. In this post, I wanted to write up some places I visited in the city of Lima. I was only in town for about a day in a half, so I didn't see much. Cocktail Bars and Restaurants in Lima Johnny Schuler's Key Club This restaurant is sort of like a speakeasy bar: It's open to the public, but there is no sign so you've gotta just know where it is. It looks very much like a place politicians and other power players would dine. I ate there with Schuler, who is...
This post is an overview of getting to the pisco region, where to stay, and things to see. It covers Chincha, Paracas, Asia, Ica, Huacachina, and Las Islas Ballestas.
Last year I visited 5 distilleries in Peru with Pisco Porton (read about that visit here and here): Vinas de Oro, Tres Generaciones, Lovera, Hotel El Carmello, and La Caravedo where Porton is made. This post is about my visit to El Carmelo in the region of Ica, Peru. El Carmelo is an unusual property, a quirky hotel and restaurant as well as a distillery. We only stopped in for dinner so I didn't learn much about it. The property's website is here. It was dark so I didn't get great pics. Two are below. Related articles Distillery Visit: El...
A visit to the Lovera pisco distillery in the region of Ica, Peru.
This post is about my visit to Tres Generaciones in the region of Ica, Peru.